CASTAGNET, Ernesto
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL SUR
Viamonte 179
Bahia Bianca, B8000AKE
Phone: 54-291-4550569
castagnet_ernesto@yahoo.com.ar
Castagnet is a Professional Industrial Engineer (1986), from Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Bahia Blanca, Argentina; and former Technical Director of the Center for Automatic Identification, Education & Research (CAIDER), Russ College of Engineering & Technology, - Department of Industrial Technology - OHIO University, Athens, OHIO, USA (www.ohio.edu/autoid); from where he obtained a MSc IMSE (Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering)-Thesis pending (GPA: 3.61).- Professor at the Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS) and Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Bahía Blanca, Argentina; and former Instructor at the Department of Industrial Technology, Ohio University (OU), Mr. Castagnet is an International Expert in Automatic Identification and Data Capture Systems (AIDC), system evaluation, design, and project integration management. He has been directly involved in the AIDC industry for more than 20 years, since his first courses at OU, under the prestigious patronage of Dr. James F. Fales (Loehr Professor & Chairman, Department of Industrial Technology, OU, Athens, Ohio), AIDC 100 founding Member. Former Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Magazine AUTOMATIC ID NEWS Latin America (Advanstar Communications), he has been invited to speak at ID EXPO, SCAN-TECH USA, SCAN-TECH ARGENTINA, FRONTLINE SOLUTIONS, CARDTECH/SECURTECH, RFID SMART LABELS USA, RFID & RTLS Summit, GS1 ARGENTINA, and other International Trade Shows.- He worked for SULZER Brothers (Switzerland), EXXON, PETROBRAS (former ISAURA SA) and Dow Chemical Co. (former Petroquímica Bahía Blanca SA and Polisur SA) before founding his own company, INGENIERIA EN SISTEMAS SRL (INSIS SRL, 1990), devoted to: - Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) Systems, - Structured Cabling Systems, Fiber Optics and Networking As Partner-Manager of INSIS SRL he has advised on the use of, sold, installed and maintained Automatic Identification and Data Capture Systems for all kinds of Private Companies dealing with production, distribution, construction, service (Dow Chemical Co., Cargill, Solvay, Citibank, Transportadora de Gas del Sur -TGS-, REPSOL-YPF, AZURIX/ENRON), Government Institutions (Universities, City Halls, Health Agency, etc.), not only in Argentina but also in Uruguay and Paraguay. In 2001 he was appointed Advisor to the Ministry of Interior, Citizens National Registry, Argentina, in charge of defining how to build a new National Identity Document. He works as a Consultant in RFID and AutoID Systems for Gerson-Lehrman Group. Co-Author with Harold Clampitt of the soon-to-be-published RFID CERTIFICATION, in Spanish. He is founder and has held several positions in the Board of Directors of three Chambers: Cámara de Informática del Sud (1991), Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM-CASEL) Argentina (1997) and Cámara Argentina de Seguridad Electrónica (CASEL, 2001). He is also past-Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE, 1986-1996). In 2007 he founded GELOyCA (Study Group in Logistics and Supply Chain) at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Argentina. Co-founder of the RFID in Construction Consortium (2009) he is an advisor to DASH-7 Alliance. He is also a member of the RFID Oil & Gas Solution Group. (www.rfidsolutiongroup.com) Member of the Christian Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC International) and President of the Bahia Blanca Chapter, his personal interest lays in all AIDC technologies and their applications in Supply Chain, WMS (RTLS), in Distribution and in Government Applications; including linear and 2-D bar code system integration, biometrics, smart cards, RFID/EPC and Business Intelligence. Also Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is of his interest and has given conferences at Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, FL, USA), Junior Chamber International (Argentina), etc. He is married and has two children.