SafeKey Corporation Announces Appointment of a New CEO

Michael J. Sowada

Michael J. Sowada, Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Sowada Named Chief Executive Officer

SafeKey Corporation, a leader in technology that saves lives, has unanimously elected Michael Sowada as Chief Executive Officer effective February 27, 2016. Mr. Sowada will also become Chairman of the Board. Current President and CEO Jim Rennie will continue on as the President & Chief Operating Officer of SafeKey.

“Safekey is thrilled to have Mike join our team. We met with Mike seven times throughout our two way due diligence period. The experience, vision and leadership Mike provides will allow us to fuel our growth,” said Rennie current President and Chief Operating Officer.

“I am honored that the SafeKey Board of Directors chose me to lead the organization in their next chapter of growth,” said Michael Sowada. “I am also thrilled to be working with a great group of people at SafeKey. The organization is making a difference and saving lives!”

Mike Sowada has been a business and technology leader for 30 years. Before SafeKey, Mike was CEO and/or Founder of Data Center Advisors, VISI, Digital North and DKS Systems. Mike also has extensive business and technology experience at companies such as TDS Telecommunications, Accenture and Musicland Group; plus numerous consulting roles for Fortune 500 companies down to small start-ups.

Mike has won numerous awards, including being named “2009 Entrepreneur of the Year” and “2005 Emerging Entrepreneur”, for his contributions and leadership in the business community. Mike has been a guest speaker at the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota and numerous business organizations.

He holds an MBA from St. Thomas University in Venture Management and received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Minnesota State University – Mankato.

About SafeKey Corporation’s Two Business Units.

Safekey manufactures and sells a Voluntary Ignition Interlock, which prevents impaired driving. The system is making an extraordinary difference in our customers’ lives. More at:

SafeKey manufactures and sells a Driver Safety Tool: Assisting transportation companies with deploying a zero cargo loss and driver safety strategy. More at:

For additional information, please contact:

Michael Sowada, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 1.877.920.8230

New Partnership with Waste Management Security Services

SafeKey Waste Management Security Services
September, 2014 – SafeKey Corporation is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with WM Security Services (WMSSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. Together we will be ensuring the safety of the transportation industry across the nation.

Waste Management will be handling the 24/7 monitoring service for our Fortune 500 transportation clients.
We welcome Waste Management to the SafeKey community.

Learn more about WM Security Services:

PeopleNet Partners with SafeKey Corporation

PeopleNet has partnered with SafeKey in an effort to help customers protect assets and monitor driver well-being. The SafeKey system provides customers with another safety-management tool for safeguarding both drivers and vehicles.

SafeKey is a proactive approach to driver safety and vehicle theft protection. The driver initiates an SOS panic button located on the SafeKey check module up to 100 feet away from the tractor. The remote panic signal sends a real-time alert to a 24/7 monitoring service or dispatch department via text and email that details the driver’s exact location.

The vehicle can be remotely disabled via the network, preventing engine engagement and therefore the theft from even happening. In addition, results are also saved on a secure server for fleet management review.

Cargo/vehicle theft is a serious industry issue, with the average incident costing approximately $320,000 according to a report from FreightWatch International.

The SafeKey ignition interlock, a reliable solid-state electronic circuit installed in the vehicle, prevents a vehicle from being started without the check module.