AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ – Inside Contactless,formerly known as Inside Technologies, announced today the appointment of
Stephen Riegel, former Texas Instruments Business Development Manager for the
East Coast US as Vice President of Business development for the North American
Inside Contactless has hired Mr. Riegel to drive business development
activities in this region. Stephen will be in charge of the upcoming office
based in the US, and will be the main contact for the existing and future
customers in this region. Mr. Riegel will report directly to Jacek Kowalski,
Chief Executive Officer of Inside Contactless.
“We are very pleased to welcome Stephen at Inside,” says Jacek Kowalski.
“He has a long experience in both business development and sales related to
contactless applications. He has an understanding of our technology and the
various emerging markets we are targeting. With his overachiever personality,
Stephen will play a major role in Inside’s success in the North American
In his latest experience, Mr. Riegel was the Business Development Manager
at Texas Instrument for the RFID market where he was in charge of developing
relationships with financial institutions and related integrators to promote
Prior to this experience, Stephen was also involved in the RFID market as
Business Development Manager for Motorola Inc. There, he was responsible for
the development of VAR networks, strategic relationships, direct sales and
launching a new product line. His key accomplishments were: initiating and
leading smart card transit projects in New York, Boston, and Montreal;
developing multi-application projects with Disney and Wachovia Bank; and
winning Access Control contracts with the Canadian Federal Government. With
Inside Contactless, Stephen will continue to identify, motivate, and direct
efforts, in pursuit of major smart card opportunities.
Mr. Riegel received his MBA from the University of Delaware and his BA in
Business from Lynchburg College in Virginia.
About Inside Contactless:
Inside Contactless is a pioneering semi-conductor company 100% focused on
the development of contactless products and markets. The company is a leading
supplier of contactless chips and readers, offering a range of solutions for
emerging markets like transport, access control, payment, identity, and
electronic identification. Inside Contactless acts as a one-stop shop for its
customers by providing a complete contactless technology platform.
Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, Inside works with a worldwide
customer base including system integrators, VARs and application developers.
For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.insidefr.com.