Klaus Finkenzeller to drive technology development & applications growth

Christian Rötzer, Klaus Finkenzeller, Stefan Haertel & Andreas John

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

Elatec GmbH, a world leading developer and manufacturer of innovative RFID products, welcomes Klaus Finkenzeller to its 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 technology leader.

Finkenzeller’s focus include 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 at Elatec. “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
Klaus 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 also 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.”