IDair’s agile leadership team is providing biometric solutions to industries’ “What if?” access/security challenges. Software product innerID for mobile devices, and hardware products AIRprint and ONEprint, use fingerprint biometrics to provide secure, accurate, rapid and touchless access control solutions for commercial, government and non-profit organizations across a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries. Simultaneously, IDair’s intuitive customer service facilitates seamless implementation, from concept to execution and training.

James Cantrell
chief executive officer

Jim Cantrell is a serial entrepreneur who taps into cutting edge technologies to facilitate speed, accuracy and discovery. Among start-ups he has founded or advanced are: Strategic Space Development, Vintage Exotics Competition Engineering, IMV Racing, Moon Express and SpaceX. The latter has revolutionized the international space launch industry. He has lived abroad, working for the French Space Agency and on joint U.S./Russian defense programs. His international project management experience has yielded domestic and international business relationships in high tech, aerospace, telecommunications and the automotive industries.

Even when he isn’t working, speed and accuracy are paramount to Cantrell; he lives to drive his 800 Can Am and GT1 racing cars in fender-to-fender track competitions.

Joel Burcham, Ph.D., PMP
vice president/director

Joel Burcham leverages his physics expertise with market opportunities to apply leading-edge technologies to commercial applications. He is an inventor and multi-faceted subject matter expert, spanning biometrics, image processing, information technology and aerospace. Well experienced in the government-contracting world, Burcham’s skill in developing cross-functional solutions is now advancing IDair in the commercial sector.

“Communication with the customer is the key to achieving profitable business solutions. Developing clear, explicit and implicit expectations, providing ongoing status reports and proactively identifying areas of concern will create win-in scenarios,” said Burcham.

He is also a skilled lecturer and has several patents pending.

Jay Ange
customer development director

Jay Ange has launched new products and developed sales pipeline management systems in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. He has built highly successful sales teams in the biotechnology industry and represented a number of manufacturers toward supplying customers with timely and cost-effective products and services. At IDair, Ange is excited to advance the use of biometrics in the lives of a wider population.

“Speed, convenience and security are important to businesses and individual consumers,” said Ange, “and IDair is growing to meet opportunities and productivity demands that are currently identified, as well as those we have yet to discover.”

IDair Advisory Board

Michael D’Angelo
vice president, Moon Express
chief operating officer, Rocket Racing League

Dan Erickson
founder and chief executive officer, DRE Financial LLC

Ron Sable
chairman of the board of advisors,
University of Arizona Eller School Center for Leadership Ethics

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