RFID Security Alliance Elects New Officers

RFIDSA Officers to Focus on Security and Privacy Issues

Sausalito, CA, September 30, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Members of the RFID Security Alliance (RFIDSA) elected new officers at their September 2009 meeting. The new chairperson is Michael McCartney, the new vice chair is Neil Mitchell, and the secretary/treasurer is Anna Haight.

“As the new elected chairperson, I look forward to building on our successes and continue to provide to the public an open forum on the RFID security issues that are critical to the success of every RFID implementation,” said Michael McCartney, chairman of the RFIDSA. “The RFID Alliance is the only place where companies and people can share knowledge and work toward viable solutions to minimize RFID security threats and protect return on investment. As RFID technology matures the RFIDSA will continue to expand our knowledge base and be the guardians for secure, private and protected information.”

RFIDSA member companies include GraniteKey, Mikoh Corporation, Neocatana, QLM Consulting, SecureRF Corporation, Sensitel, and Veratag. In addition, over 240 individuals from 29 countries are part of the RFIDSA LinkedIn networking group.

Michael McCartney is the principal and founder of QLM Consulting, Inc. McCartney has for the last 10 years developed, implemented and deployed RFID solutions in automotive, health care, retail and perishable food industries. He has lead many RFID research teams and assisted in creating two international known RFID labs, one in California focusing on perishables and cold chain and the other an EPC certified RFID Lab in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Danish Technology Institute. He has published RFID peer reviewed papers and is certified to teach graduate level business classes in the State of California.

Neil Mitchell is the Vice President of Marketing at Mikoh Corporation. Mitchell has over 20 years of marketing experience, over a quarter at the VP level, much of which has been based in Silicon Valley working for some of the leading high technology companies. Mitchell has a trail of proven success in some of the largest semiconductor companies (STMicro, NXP) through to some of the smallest, most nimble successful start-ups. Most recently Mitchell worked for a Sequoia funded startup, Xceive Corp, which under his watch introduced the world’s first RF silicon tuner for performance applications with successful penetration of LG Electronics and others.

Anna Haight is the Project Director at QLM Consulting, Inc. Haight is the Project Director at QLM Consulting, Inc. Haight has managed large technical projects in RFID and other areas for diverse industries with a track record of on-time and on-budget delivery. Haight has broad experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotech/ device industry as well as the food and beverage industry through her years at both division and corporate level for a global Japanese-owned conglomerate in the U.S. In addition Haight brings deep experience in crisis management and security issues to the RFIDSA.

About the RFID Security Alliance
The RFID Security Alliance (RFIDSA) was founded as a resource for the RFID industry, driving market education and discussion about security and privacy issues surrounding the use of RFID technologies, solutions and applications. More information about RDIDSA can be found on its Web site at www.RFIDSA.com. Insights into RFID Security can be also found on the association’s blog at http://rfidsa.blogspot.com/.

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