- Clemson US-SC
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Best-known for his compelling ability to connect customers to new products, George is ready to drive break-through technologies to wireless, security and RFID industry leadership with an excellent technical and commercial understanding of track-and-trace solutions. He is a change agent in large and small organizations. Disciplined, yet agile, he is successful in both highly structured and loosely-defined work environments. He has been consulting with clients on RFID in the retail, IT, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. George previously served as VP of global sales & marketing for Avery Dennison RFID, increasing market share from less than 5% to over 35% in six quarters. Revenues increased twenty-fold in two years. Before Avery, he created and ran the RFID division for Tyco Fire & Security, delivering an industry-first complete solution stack (hardware, software, and services). Partners included Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, EDS, Sun Micro, Thingmagic, OAT Systems, GlobeRanger, Quadrel, Printronix, and Raflatac. As Tyco's VP of EAS, he integrated Sensormatic’s $600 million anti-shoplifting product line into ADT sales channels, increasing revenue 24% in his first two quarters. In engineering VP roles at Sensormatic, George initiated design and re-engineering efforts. Quality improved by a factor of ten times, new product releases tripled on an annual basis, and development cycle times were cut in half. As the Tags SBU GM, he grew revenue 15% to $139M, with 2% better margin. Bringing a global perspective, he has opened factories and sales offices in China, and has spoken at conferences from Istanbul to Guatemala to Sydney, as well as in the U.S. and Europe. He served on the technical committee for the IDWorld conference held in Italy, and is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert and Trusted Advisor by RFIDWizards. George holds one US patent with two applications pending. He received his BS degree with honors from Clemson University.