Management

HAROLD CLAMPITT

CEO & Founder

Leadership roles in start-ups through Fortune 500 companies with diverse responsibilities from Engineer to Chairman of the Board. Businesses that Clampitt controls have averaged 42% sales growth per year for over a decade.
With several books to his credit, numerous inventions, and over 25 years’ experience, Mr. Clampitt loves to think and innovate. Harold was a TED event speaker to present ideas worth sharing. He coined the term the “Internet of Life” and “Ambient Information”. His TED talk explaining these ideas is available on YouTube at:

Mr. Clampitt’s inventions have been used in a wide range of sectors such as: Aviation, Cellular Telephony, Distribution Centers, Hospitals – outpatient, acute and specialty, Manufacturing, Railroads, Utilities, and Steel Mills. Currently he is focusing on innovations for changing the paradigm of healthcare. Some examples are: AI Intelligent Assistant for optimizing the care giving staff to patient ratio; ambulation profiling, Operating Room (OR) preference card error cleansing, OR turnover, infection control and prevention; inventory turn-over + elimination of Out of Stocks; patient encounters with rooms-staff-devices; Emergency Dept performance such as “door to doc”, and work flow forensics to actively help healthcare.

“We do not have limited resources if we possess unlimited resourcefulness!”

– Harold Clampitt,   circa 1996

As a RFID subject matter expert, Harold has been a keynote speaker around the world.  Talks at RFID World, RFID Live, the University of Chicago, Institute of Information Technology in Pune India, the China Technology Forum in Beijing and the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Brunei. Professional recognition includes record-setting attendance at RFID WebEx events for Motorola, HIMMS, publication of articles in major trade journals such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and author of the 5th edition of the RFID Certification Textbook.  His talk (March 2015) at the TechNexus event at the prestigious Chicago Lyric Opera House brought together RFID and IoT.  He performs innovative applications engineering for leading organizations such as ArcelorMittal, Booze Allen Hamilton, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Hill-Rom, Intel, Intermountain Health Care, L3, Westar, Utah Transit Authority, etc.

One of Harold’s strengths is adopting technology where the half-life is less than 30 months and disruptive to the incumbent.  Clampitt is a serial inventor, using technology injection as a game changer.

Harold has an Electrical Engineering degree, is a registered Licensed Professional Engineer and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago with a specialty in Finance.  Outside of RFID, Harold holds an active commercial pilot license, enjoys glass blowing, sculpture making and is a long-term contributor to the Smile Train charity helping young children get a second chance at life!

JIM POLICHERI

President

Prior to joining American RFID Solutions LLC, Mr. Policheri held technology leadership roles in several early stage technology companies. Mr. Policheri has successfully managed software development projects around the world covering a wide range of operating systems, programming languages, test beds and advanced team collaboration tools to span language and time zone barriers via a work force in USA, Russia, Romania, India, and Malaysia.

Considered an expert in software development, Jim has also helped with the applications engineering for real time RFID infrastructures. He has worked with all modalities of RFID and created enterprise scale solutions with advanced sequestering and load balancing techniques. Jim’s innovations were invaluable to create solutions capable of processing immense volumes of empirical data. Recently he has focused his talents to become a world class expert on LLRP, including best practices work on this subject for RFID reader manufacturers. In 2009 Jim’s team completed updating our TrackStar software to support LLRP. Mr. Policheri has created software for RFID devices using passive, semi passive and active technologies.

Mr. Policheri has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Secondary studies included applied mathematics and physics. Since College Jim has earned certifications and recognition from top companies such as Macromedia, Sun, Microsoft and Apple.

Recently Jim’s team leveraged his LLRP success and completed the first RFID iPhone application. It provides a mobile user friendly environment for our TrackStar software. Jim’s enthusiasm and dedication to stay a step ahead of the technology curve has helped position ARS as a thought and solution leader in RFID.

With several major software developments to his credit, numerous RFID inventions and over 10 years of experience, Mr. Policheri is sought after for his expertise on RFID. Recently, he was a featured speaker at Oakton College and can frequently be found contributing his knowledge across the growing RFID communities on the web.

Outside of RFID, Jim is an avid golfer who competes in local and regional tournaments.

DAN GALARDE

Chief Solutions Architect

To compliment his EE degree from the American Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mr. Galarde completed the Kellogg Executive Management Program and is a Certified RFIDSCM (RFID Supply Chain Manager), Master Black Belt and ISO Lead Assessor. His deep RFID experience is supported by being a licensed amateur radio operator and experimenter since 1989, specializing in digital and analog logic in the HF and UHF bands. Dan loves RFID because it combines his engineering knowledge with his expertise in Quality and his hobby.

Comprehensive Hands-On RFID Experience Includes:

ETSI RFID Implementation: On-site customer experience to custom configure systems for European clients requiring the use of radio signal reflectors to gain sufficient link budget on the forward path to secure acceptable read rates.

CHINA RFID Implementation: Custom antennas for unique RFID read zone project in China having a demanding 60-foot read requirement for passive RFID to support a check out lane mode of operation.

MALAYSIA RFID Implementation: Experience in setting up an ASEAN company’s RFID infrastructure including supporting initial cutover of close proximity read zones to support a hospital ER mode of operation.

AMERICAS RFID Implementation: Hands on experience with customers ranging from Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, Retailers, Franchise Stores, Steel Mills, Manufacturing, Prisons and Casinos.

Prior to joining American RFID Solutions LLC, Mr. Galarde successfully held Vice President positions in two Fortune 500 companies. He has received awards from the American Society for Quality for career achievements, special service, and appreciation. Dan is a proven change agent and coalition builder with superior skills in restructuring, re-engineering, and streamlining operations for implementing Lean Best Practices and Six Sigma Methodology where RFID is the enabling technology.