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THE FOUNDERS

A group of 12 RFID professionals came together in 20212 because they were concerned that CompTIA withdrawal of its RFID+ certification meant the RFID industry no longer had a formal professional certification scheme to promote professionalism in the industry. They decided to form an institute for this purpose with the mission:

 

"To promote the public good by fostering high levels of professionalism through standardized, independent, vendor-neutral certification exams developed by relevant subject matter experts."

 

The RFID International Institute was formed in June 2012 and in November 2014 changed its name to the RFID Professional Institute to better reflect the Institute's objectives.

THE FOUNDERS

The founding members of the institute were all experienced professionals from across the RFID industry. They served on a totally voluntary unpaid basis for three year terms. Though they are no longer involved in the institute, we acknowledge them for their effort to launch the organization and create the first exam.

Ian Robertson
Founding Chairman
Ian Robertson

Supply Chain Executive

Hewlett Packard

Josef Preishuber-Pflügle
Founding Vice-Chairman
Josef Preishuber-Pflügl

Former CTO

CISC Semiconductors

Mark Roberti
Founding President
Mark Roberti

Founder and Former CEO

RFID Journal

Sanjiv Dua
Founding Secretary
Sanjiv Dua

CEO

RFID4U

Diana Hage
Founding Treasurer
Diana Hage

CEO

RFID Global Solution

Micheal Liard
Founding Board Member
Mike Liard

Independent Consultant

Mark Brown
Founding Board Member
Mark Brown

Independent Consultant

Ernesto A. Castagnet
Founding Board Member
Ernesto Castagnet

CEO

Ingenieria en Sistemas SRL

Toyoda Gosei
Founding Board Member
Tracy Hutson

RFID Specialist

Toyoda Gosei

Patrick King
Founding Board Member
Dr. Pat King

CEO

TROI RFID

"I came to the first meeting back in 2012 because I felt certification was important for our industry to foster professionalism and facilitate wide-scale adoption,. I've served on the board and as an officer despite the demands on my time because I feel now more than ever our industry needs this."

Diana Hage, CEO

RFID Global Solution

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