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Alien Gets a New Chief

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Alien Technology’s new CEO is George W. Everhart, a man with more than 25 years of “executive leadership experience” in a number of companies, including 3Com Corporation, Fujitsu Personal Computer Corporation, and Apple Computer.

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Alien manufactures tags and other RFID products for the retail, consumer, manufacturing, defense, transportation and logistics, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

“His expertise in managing rapid stages of growth in both large and small companies, and building worldwide organizations, are key as Alien continues to address the rapidly growing markets for RFID,” said said Duane Zitzner, Interim Chairman, Alien Board of Directors.


Alien Technology Corporation Names George W. Everhart Chief Executive Officer

MORGAN HILL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alien Technology Corporation today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed George W. Everhart to the position of Chief Executive Office and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Everhart brings to Alien® over 25 years of executive leadership experience with specific expertise in leading high growth phases of industry leading technology companies including 3Com Corporation, Fujitsu Personal Computer Corporation, and Apple Computer.

“George has tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience across the many facets involved in leading the transition of a technology company from an early stage market leader to a high volume business,” said Duane Zitzner, Interim Chairman, Alien Board of Directors. “His expertise in managing rapid stages of growth in both large and small companies, and building worldwide organizations, are key as Alien continues to address the rapidly growing markets for RFID.”

“As an RFID technology and market pioneer, Alien has a great foundation from which to build a successful high volume business,” said Everhart. “I am delighted at the opportunity to join the Alien team as we grow the company and continue to lead in the development and adoption of RFID.”

Everhart has held CEO and sales and marketing executive positions with both small startup companies in emerging markets, and large multinational companies, experiencing a rapid pace of growth. Everhart recently held CEO positions with early stage startup companies, SealedMedia and Onesecure, where he led successful company funding and expansion. Previously, Everhart was Sr.VP, Worldwide Sales & Service for 3COM Corporation, managing worldwide sales and a 1,000 person service organization. Prior, Everhart was President & CEO, Fujitsu Personal Computer Corporation, where he led the company’s market entry and rapid growth in the PC business. Everhart also held a series of executive leadership positions with Apple Computer during the company’s fast growth years, 1987-1996, including VP US Sales, VP & GM PC Business Division, and VP Business & Government Sales. Everhart’s early career included marketing, sales, and business management positions with The Braegen Corporation and Memorex Corporation.

About Alien Technology®

Alien Technology provides UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services to customers in retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, defense, transportation and logistics, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Organizations use Alien’s RFID products and services to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and security of their supply chains, logistics and asset tracking operations. Alien’s products include RFID tags, RFID readers and related training and professional services. Alien’s patented Fluidic Self Assembly (FSATM) technology and related proprietary manufacturing processes are designed to enable the manufacture of high volume, low cost RFID tags.

Alien was founded in l994. The company’s facilities include: its corporate headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA; an RFID tag manufacturing facility in Fargo, ND; the Alien RFID Solutions Center, in the Dayton, Ohio area, and sales offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Alien is a member of EPCGlobal. More information about Alien is available at www.alientechnology.com.

Alien, Alien Technology, the Alien logo, NanoBlock, and FSA, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Copyright 2007 Alien Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. [end] 

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