BANGALORE, INDIA: HID Global has appointed industry veteran Jean-Miguel Robadey to run the company's Identification Solutions (IDS) RFID animal tagging business.
As global director, Robadey will be responsible for extending HID’s two-decade-long leadership in RFID tagging into the rapidly growing market for solutions that improve the traceability of individual animals through the supply chain.
"We are very excited to have someone of Jean-Miguel's caliber and reputation running this very important element of our IDS business," said Marie Glotz, vice president of animal ID, Industry and Logistics with HID Global. "Jean-Miguel has managed several successful organizations serving the pet and livestock markets, and he has extensive experience across the full range of product development, manufacturing and sales. We are making major investments in this business, and Jean-Miguel’s appointment is another key step in reinforcing and expanding our position as one of the world's top RFID solution providers for a variety of markets including the fast-growing animal tagging segment."
According to market research firm IDTechX, the RFID business has grown despite the global financial meltdown and is a business of well over $5 billion today. The firm said in its October 2010 report entitled “RFID for Animals, Food and Farming 2011-2021” that the RFID market will triple in the next ten years, not least because a great variety of needs and government regulation is driving adoption in animals, food and farming – a sector that the firm expects to grow nine-fold.