FUREDY, Chuck
JANAM
3702 Rock Ivy Trail
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: 770-650-8234
Phone: 678-360-5450 (m)
chuck.furedy@gmail.com
For more than 30 years, Chuck Furedy has been heavily involved in all aspects of the Automatic Identification industry. Throughout this period, he has provided much leadership that has resulted in the growth and enhancement of the industry. A summary of his background and key accomplishments include: --Joined Matthews International in 1972 and developed their Film Master/Verification business. He supplied the circular symbology film and printing plates that were used in the Kroger Store UPC test in Cincinnati, Ohio. --Sold the first film masters to place UPC on a number of consumer products: Lever Brothers, HJ Heinz, Campbell Soup, Kraft, Coke, Capital Records and Newsweek. --Joined Symbol Technologies in 1979. --As a member of the Symbol Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of UPCC he was a co-developer of the unique UPC 2 and 5 digit add-on codes for records/tapes, paperback books, magazines and periodicals. --Managed Symbols Eastern Division direct sales team from 1981-1988. --Sold the first handheld laser scanner to CBS Records and Wal-Mart in 1983. --Founder of Symbols OEM business in 1988 via a unique product contract for 55,000 scan engines for UPS. The UPS DIAD 1 delivery terminal. --Developed the concept of a Scan Engine product set along with the introduction of the SE 1000, the industries first volume based production laser scanner. --Heavily involved with various standards organizations including VICs, TCIF, FACT and AIAG. --Co-founder of Symbols WLAN Joint Development partnership with Intel. Chuck is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has continuing education degrees from Michigan State University and The Wharton School of Business.