Tagsys Names New President Of Field Operations

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John Jordon is appointed to drive RFID business expansion.

– TAGSYS, the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure, today announced that John Jordon has been appointed as the company’s new president of field operations. Jordon, the former president of the company’s North American operations, will immediately assume responsibility for driving sales, energizing growth and increasing profitability across the organization’s international offices.

Jordon brings to his position a deep knowledge of the supply chain traceability market as well as a strong track record in starting-up and growing businesses in the United States and Europe. As TAGSYS’ president of North American operations, which began in 2002, Jordon led the company’s charge in the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to joining TAGSYS, he founded the European operations for Apriso, a leading global enterprise software company. His industry experience also includes selling and implementing the first RFID system in the US for Gemplus.

“John Jordon has demonstrated a thorough comprehension of the RFID sector. His tireless determination and solid grasp of market dynamics and technological applications make him well suited to help lead TAGSYS on a global scale,” said Elie Simon, CEO of TAGSYS. “John’s success in developing TAGSYS’ pharmaceutical business in the United States, a high growth sector for the company, highlights his ability to deliver top line growth and results that will help define the next phase of expansion for the company.”

TAGSYS’ products and solutions address select vertical markets that will gain tangible ROI as a result of implementing RFID at the item-level. By building its market strategy around meeting the specific RFID tagging needs of specialized industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental, TAGSYS is helping companies leverage the capabilities of the technology to their full business benefit. With a market application-specific plan in place and a strong belief in building powerful strategic partnerships, Jordon’s insights in terms of how RFID could benefit the pharmaceutical sector in combating counterfeiting and black marketing have already led to TAGSYS engaging 11 of the top 15 pharmaceutical manufacturers, packagers and distributors in the world including West Pharmaceutical Services.

“Item-level RFID technology is the answer to supply chain traceability and security. The FDA’s call to action along with the ground swell of interest coming from the life sciences sectors is an encouraging sign for the industry,” said Jordon. “Today, with a substantial IP portfolio and time-honored market experience, TAGSYS is poised to be the leading global RFID hardware manufacturer and integrator for item-level applications.”

With TAGSYS’ breakthroughs in highly robust and reliable tag technology that includes versatile miniature form factors and flexible features, coupled with multi-read tunnel, smart shelf and smart refrigerator offerings, the company is mapping the direction RFID will take for establishing the e-Pedigree in value chain tracking, tracing and authentication as well as inventory control at the retail and hospital pharmacy level. In addition to pharmaceutical and other life sciences sectors, fashion/apparel and CPG (specifically consumer electronics) are high on the company’s list of businesses requiring operational efficiencies that authenticate and safeguard goods, automate labor-intensive processes and enable real-time inventory and asset visibility.

Since its inception in 1996, TAGSYS has focused on the development of item-level RFID technology and creating specific solutions for vertical markets that are ready to reap the benefits of item-level RFID. The company offers end-to-end RFID infrastructure (providing chips, tags, antennas, readers, software, and integration) with virtually 100% readability.

About TAGSYS

TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS RFID provides RFID systems and tags for end-to-end item-level tracking that automates labor-intensive processes, authenticates and safeguards goods, and enables real-time inventory and asset visibility. With a proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (R.A.S.) RFID systems and tags, TAGSYS has deployed over 50 million tags and 50,000 reader systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. TAGSYS RFID solutions are currently being deployed in a range of highly specialized vertical markets that include pharmaceutical, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental. The company is headquartered in France’s Smart Valley with offices in the USA (Doylestown, Pennsylvania) and Asia (Hong Kong). More information on TAGSYS can be found at http://www.tagsysrfid.com.

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