Just a little over a month after naming Greg Maes chief operating officer, CompoSecure, a luxury credit-card maker, on Tuesday named Adam Lowe to the newly created role of chief innovation officer. Lowe brings nearly 10 years of experience in the security and technology industry to lead the vision and management for CompoSecure’s research and development department.
“For six years, Adam has been a technology driver at CompoSecure, taking an active role in the development of our contactless and dual interface solutions and he is ready to lead our innovations as we head into 2020 and beyond,” said Jon Wilk, chief executive officer of CompoSecure, in a prepared statement. “Our first chief innovation officer reflects the company’s increased focus on technology, growth and the future.”
Lowe will oversee all phases of technical product development, from ideation to commercialization, in collaboration with the production and sales departments. He will provide ongoing support of existing products, and lead the emerging prototype team that has grown substantially over the last two years, as well as manage the company’s patent portfolio and invention disclosure process.
Lowe has been with Somerset-based CompoSecure for the last six years with increasing levels of responsibilities within the R&D department; he and his team contributed to internal process improvements that drove operational efficiency.
Before joining CompoSecure, Lowe worked as a principal research scientist at Syracuse Research Corp. and as an adjunct fellow for the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University. Lowe holds an MBA from Cornell Johnson School of Management as well as a PhD from Cornell University, where his thesis focused on bio-nanotechnology.