Chairman of the Board
Mr. Ehrman joined the Board on January 31, 2019. He was elected as Chairman of the Board in November 2020 and is currently a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Ehrman founded Halo Collar in March 2018. As an innovator in intelligent machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless technology, Mr. Ehrman’s experience and knowledge of the Internet of Things led him to believe technology existed to replace the old, wired approach with a go-anywhere GPS-based wireless fence. Since initial production in July 2020, Halo has sold nearly 20,000 Halos to dog owners in all 50 states and in rural, urban, and suburban areas. Halo's mission is to allow dogs the freedom and safety they deserve and a life off leash.
Prior to Halo, Mr. Ehrman founded I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY) in 1993 as a Stanford University engineering student, pioneering the commercial use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for industrial asset management—specifically for postal tracking, rental car management, and industrial vehicle management. Based on early successes with the U.S. Postal Service, Avis, and Ford Motor Company, among other customers, Mr. Ehrman took I.D. Systems public in 1999. Under his leadership, I.D. Systems was named by Deloitte as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies in 2005, 2006, and 2012. Many of the world’s most admired organizations utilize I.D. Systems’ technology, including the world’s largest retailer, auto maker, food producer, and consumer products manufacturer.
During his tenure at I.D. Systems, Mr. Ehrman received multiple awards, including Deloitte Entrepreneur of the Year and Ground Support Worldwide Engineer/Innovator Leader. He also served on the Board of Financial Services, Inc. from 2012 to 2016 before its successful sale to a large financial software company.
Currently, Mr. Ehrman focuses on serving as an independent consultant to leading companies in Supply Chain/Logistics and Transportation. He advises technology companies focused on solutions for these industries, serves as a mentor to executives in technology startups by utilizing the experience he gained while taking I.D. Systems from startup to public company and industry leader, and consults with Fortune 100 companies to facilitate acquisitions including one of the largest purchases of an IoT company by a Fortune 100 company in 2018.
The Board believes that Mr. Ehrman’s management experience, engineering expertise and long history and familiarity with industries the Company currently operates in, make him ideally qualified to help lead the Company towards continued growth.