Barry L. Becker retired in 2013, after spending twenty years as a sole proprietor for his independent manufacturers' representative company. Also, he provided marketing consulting services to the Biometrics Technology industry. He served as the vice president of international sales and marketing from 1984 to 1991 for Eyedentify. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company specialized in eye retinal technology for positive identification within sensitive and classified facilities. Their major customers were intelligence agencies, ministries of defense and interior, defense contractors, nuclear power plants, banks, and financial institutions. He traveled over 500,000 miles during the period from 1985-1990.
One of his most memorable times was meeting the actor Sean Connery at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo in 1987 and discussing the movie "Never Say Never Again," where the villain, a senior-level CIA executive, allegedly duplicated the American President's eye-retina ID template to neutralize cruise missiles around the world for the bad guy. I told him the screenwriter had done it wrong.
He said, "Really!" And he asked, "Do you have information on the technology?"
I replied, "Of course, I'm in sales."
He asked me if I could give the information to the concierge and have them send it to him. I shook his hand and told him I would gladly do it. I found Mr. Connery to be a gentleman.
In 1987, his article entitled “Eyedentify counters security threat,” appeared in the Journal of Defense & Diplomacy, Volume 5, Number 8.
The Author did research in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2014. See photo.
Barry earned a bachelor's degree in creative arts interdisciplinary and marketing from San Francisco State University. He has completed Executive Programs at both the Columbia Graduate School of Business and Stanford Business School. The Ericksen Connection is A Mark Ericksen Thriller Book 1. The Ryzhkov Vendetta is A Mark Ericksen Thriller Book 2. In 1987, his article “Eyedentify Counters Security Threat” appeared in the Journal of Defense and Diplomacy. Mr. Becker resides in Oregon.
Mr. Becker's website is https://www.barrylbeckerauthor.com.
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