Michael Ohanian Joins TAGSYS' Board of Directors

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Recognized RFID Industry Leader Brings Solid Experience and Global Vision

TAGSYS, the global leader in item-level RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) infrastructure, today announced that Michael Ohanian has joined TAGSYS’ Board of Directors. A 40-year veteran of the electronics and technology industries, Ohanian is a recognized leader in the RFID community.

As President of Intermec Technologies from 1995 to 2000, a global supplier of barcode and RFID products and services for the industrial, retail and government markets, Ohanian defined and built the RFID business for Intermec. During his tenure there, he acquired IBM’s RFID intellectual property and design/development team, allowing Intermec to enter the nascent market.

“We are privileged to have Michael join our Board of Directors,” said Elie Simon, CEO of TAGSYS. “He is a true visionary in the industry. We are looking forward to his leadership and insight at TAGSYS as he continues to play an critical role in our industry.”

Previously, Ohanian was also Senior Vice President of Unova, the parent company of Intermec. He is currently an active member of Automatic Identification Data Collection 100 (ADIC 100) and from 1997-1999, he was on the Board of Directors of AIM Global (Automatic Identification Manufacturers) Trade Association.

“I am very excited about joining TAGSYS’ Board of Directors,” said Michael Ohanian. “I am impressed with TAGSYS’ leadership role in the market and investment in item-level RFID technology. TAGSYS’ unique position in the market as the only end-to-end RFID infrastructure supplier shows real insight into providing customers with solutions that deliver immediate business benefits.”

Ohanian also consults for several universities who are planning RFID courses of study. Currently, he is establishing an RFID curriculum and hands-on training laboratory at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.


TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS 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 60 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 Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices and R&D Centers in France’s Smart Valley, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and in Hong Kong. More information on TAGSYS can be found at http://www.tagsysrfid.com.


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