Renowned RFID Expert Joins ELATEC as Innovation Manager

Klaus Finkenzeller to drive technology development and applications growth 

Palm City, Fla, September 16, 2019 – ELATEC, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of innovative RFID products, welcomes Klaus Finkenzeller to its corporate management team as Innovation Manager.  The qualified electrical engineer is a regarded international expert in the field of RFID technology. With the addition of this renowned specialist, ELATEC increases its innovation strength and consolidates its position as a global technology leader.

Stefan Haertel, CEO at ELATEC (second from right) welcomes Klaus Finkenzeller, (second from left) to the company as Innovation Manager and member of the management team. Also pictured are Christian Rötzer, Head of Development at ELATEC (first from left) and Andreas Johne, Head of Product Management at ELATEC (first from right). Image source: ELATEC

Finkenzeller’s focus includes identification, assessment and application development of new RFID concepts, trends, and product technologies, significantly bolstering the role of ELATEC as a sustainable, long-term partner. Evaluating current product guidelines and standards will also be a core responsibility.

“We’re delighted to have Klaus Finkenzeller on board,” says Stefan Haertel, CEO of ELATEC GmbH. “Klaus is a pioneer in the RFID industry and his book “RFID Handbook” is essential reading for anyone who works in this area. And thanks to his involvement in national and international standardization committees, he is at the forefront of new technology standards and developments. This helps us to develop our strategic focus – and our customers benefit from sustainable products.”

25 years of experience in RFID 

Finkenzeller has been working on developing contactless chip cards and RFID systems since 1994. He has registered about 180 patent families to date, and his book “RFID Handbook” is already in its seventh edition. It is also available in seven languages. He has been an active member of many different standardization committees for 25 years and has helped to define important standards in RFID technology. “My role as Innovation Manager at ELATEC is an exciting continuation of my previous field of activity,” said Finkenzeller. “I’m also looking forward to applying my expertise to interdisciplinary issues and advancing to the company’s success from my experience.” 

About ELATEC 

ELATEC is a manufacturer and developer of RFID solutions. The company is an international leader in the field of multi-frequency/multi-standard readers. Integrators benefit from reader/writer modules that combine contact (Smart card) and contactless (RFID, NFC, Bluetooth) technologies. Depending on the product, over 60 RFID technologies commonly used internationally in the high-frequency (13.56 MHz) and low-frequency range (125/134.2 kHz) are supported by a single device. ELATEC is the partner for companies that want to grow their products’ potential through innovative close-up user authentication solutions.

The company was founded in 1988 and currently has 14 locations worldwide. Its global headquarters are in Munich, Germany. ELATEC USA Inc, headquartered in Palm City, FL, serves the Americas.  For more information, visit elatec.com.

SOURCE Elatec


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