BREWSTER, N.Y.- ELSAG North America Law Enforcement Systems, a Finmeccanica company, a manufacturer of advanced Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems in the U.S., announces the appointment of Charles A. Bardong to the position of Vice President.

Prior to joining ELSAG North America, Bardong was the director of the Insurance Frauds Bureau for the New York State Insurance Department. Appointed to the position by Governor Pataki in 2002, Bardong was instrumental in leading the Frauds Bureau to post record-breaking results.

He also held the positions of chief investigator for the Moreland Act Commission on New York City Schools and deputy chief of the New York State Inspector General's office. Bardong began his law enforcement career as an officer with the New York City Police Department where he served for 22 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. In addition to his public service positions, Bardong founded and managed a private investigation and security firm.


Mark Windover, President of ELSAG North America, said, "Charlie's breadth of public safety experience and his real world understanding of government, law enforcement and the insurance industry make him an ideal addition to ELSAG North America's leadership team during this time of exponential growth. ELSAG North America brings to our law enforcement clients the market's foremost advanced Automatic License Plate Recognition technology plus, with Charlie's extensive industry knowledge, access to a leading authority in criminal investigations and public security."