Management Team

William J. Caragol, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer

William J. Caragol was appointed Chairman and CEO of PositiveID in 2011, and has served as the company's president since its inception. Mr. Caragol was also CFO of PositiveID from 2007 to 2011, and was previously president and CFO of VeriChip Corporation. Mr. Caragol also served as Steel Vault Corporation's CEO, president and a member of its board of directors. Prior to that, Mr. Caragol was the vice president of business development and chief financial officer of Millivision Technologies, a technology company focused on security applications. Prior to his role at Millivision Technologies, Mr. Caragol was a consulting partner with East Wind Partners LLP, a technology and telecommunications consulting company, in Washington, D.C, and spent eight years at Deloitte and Touche. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and graduated from the Washington & Lee University with a bachelor of science in Administration and Accounting.  Mr. Caragol has also served on several boards, both public and private.

Lyle L. Probst, President

Lyle L. Probst has over 15 years of program management experience at MicroFluidic Systems and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), including a series of bio-detection programs such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) BAND program, development and deployment of BioWatch Generation 1 at LLNL, and principal investigator/developer of the high-throughput BioWatch mobile laboratory at SAIC. Mr. Probst was previously the Director of Capillary Electrophoresis and Director of Chemistries at the Joint Genome Institute. He holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.B.A in Executive Management.

Allison Tomek, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development 

Allison Tomek joined PositiveID in January 2007 and has served as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications since January 2009. Ms. Tomek was previously Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. and Digital Angel Corporation, a majority-owned subsidiary. Prior to joining the Applied Digital family of companies, Ms. Tomek was Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of Andrx Corporation, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor. Ms. Tomek holds a B.S. in News/Editorial from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Gary O'Hara, Chief Technology Officer, Thermomedics

Gary O'Hara joined PositiveID in December 2015 at the time of the Company's acquisition of Thermomedics.  Mr. O'Hara is a Founder of Intelligent Medical Systems, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in medical device product innovation and business development. Prior to his work in the medical device industry, he co-founded Tryom, Inc. which was a developer and manufacturer of handheld personal information devices and electronic games of strategy such as backgammon, chess and contract bridge. Mr. O'Hara invented the first commercialized infrared tympanic thermometer (FirstTemp® and Genius® brands) for which he was cited as Inventor of the Year by the San Diego Patent Law Association. He has also been active in the seed and startup phases of many ventures through his involvement with the Tech Coast Angels, an organization of 150 individuals that invest in and mentor early-stage technology and biomedical companies. Mr. O’Hara holds numerous patents related to medical devices and electronic computer games, and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan as well as an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.