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Management Team

Management Team

Robert (Bob) W. Karr, Managing Director & Shareholder

Bob is a highly recognized figure with 32+ years of experience in Automatic Identification including 15 years of experience in deploying RFID systems around the world.

Before founding Star Systems International, Bob has managed APAC RFID marketing acitivities of Sirit and then, through acquisition, Federal Signal Technologies.   In prior years  Bob  worked for over 20 years years in the Auto ID Industry while at Sato America Inc and Avery Dennison in senior executive marketing positions.

Bob has been a pioneer and industry leader in working with ISO 18000-6C standards for AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) applications such as E-Tooling, Electronic Vehicle Registration and Parking & Access Control Systems.  With his entrepreneurial spirit, he was the innovator of early designs of online e, automatic commerce, web based prospect tracking system and various web based interactive marketing tools such as label pricing inquiries, reseller/credit application, most of which are still in use presently.

Bob has Served as Chairman of Telecom Industry Forum’s (TCIF) Barcode Committee and was a member of TCIF’s executive board. He was the founding executive board member of AIM North America.

 

Stephen Lockhart: CTO & Shareholder

Stephen has 16+ years of experience as a software developer, including 11 years of worldwide experience working with UHF readers, tags and applications.  Previsiously he served in senior positions with Sirit, Federal Signal Technologies and 3M. At SSI, Stephen leads the development and management of products and systems.   Stephen also manages STAR Systems' Application and Solutions Engineering and Product Management teams.  

Stephen continues to be a world figure in the development of readers, tags and systems, along with the deployment and implementation for RFID projects using ISO 18000 6C / EPC Class 1 Gen 2 in Tolling, Access Control, Logistics and Retail.

 

Ava Tang: Business Development Director & Shareholder

Ava has over 15 years of business development experience within the ITS industry plus 7 years of experience in the Passive RFID Industry. She is an original founder of STAR Systems International and is responsible for the business development of Star Systems International. Before working for Star, Ava worked for various global corporations promoting Intelligent Transportation Systems including playing a pioneering role in  ISO 18000-6C technology in vehicle identifications systems such as Electronic Toll Collection, Electronic Vehicle Registration, Congestion Pricing etc.  

Ava holds a Master of Science in Information and Technology Management from Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor degree of Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong. Ava also holds professional qualifications as a Member of Project Management Institute (PMP) and a Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

 

Jet Lai: R&D senior Manager & Shareholder 

Jet is an original founder and the Senior Manager of R&D of Star Systems International (SSI).  Jet has oer 7 years of experience as an application engineer working with passive UHF RFID technologies. In previous professional positions, Jet worked as an application engineer, serving customers with deployment of RFID projects (readers, tags and systems) using the ISO 18000-6C /EPC global Class 1 Generation 2 communications protocol in vehicle tolling, parking, control, logistics and retail systems.

In his role as Senior Manager of R&D at SSI, Jet is responsible for surveying the latest innovative technologies and ensuring that SSI provides robust  products for its customers. Jet also directs new product testing and SSI’s value add services to its customer base.

Jet holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardiff University along with a Bachelor of Science degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Chris Cheung: Technical Marketing Senior Manager & Shareholder

Chris Cheung is STAR Systems International's Senior Manager of Technical Marketing.  Chris has over 6 years of experience as a RFID application engineer working with tags and applications all over the world. In previous professional positions with Sirit and Federal Signal Technologies, Chris played key roles in various deployments of RFID projects in vehicle tolling, access control, logistic and retail applications. Chris has been personally involved in providing technical on-the-ground support, testing and deployment of ISO 18000-6C RFID products and applications (vehicle and non-vehicle) in over 15 countries world wide.

In his role as Senior Manager of Technical Marketing at SSI, Chris is responsible for providing pre/post-sales technical support and managing SSI’s value-add services to customers. He is also responsible for providing marketing support on technical material for STAR's commercial team.

Chris is a graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computing.

 

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