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Document Security Systems, Inc. Retains Renowned Serialization and RFID Expert Gary Andrechak

Document Security Systems, Inc. ("DSS"), a leader in counterfeit prevention, product diversion and brand protection technologies today announced that RFID and mass product serialization expert, Gary Andrechak has joined DSS as Manager of RFID Business Development.

Mr. Andrechak will work out of the DSS Plastics Division ("P3") facility located in Brisbane, California.

Prior to joining DSS, Mr. Andrechak was RFID Product Manager for the Security Solutions Group of Hitachi America, Ltd., focusing on developing and commercialization practical end-to-end applications for "Hitachi Mu-Chip", Hitachi's radio frequency identification (RFID) technology designed as a mass serialization and authentication inclusion for item level tracking (ILT). Gary's work at Hitachi America led to his product development, sales, and implementation experience in applying RFID-based authentication technologies to single-use medical and surgical items that must withstand harsh environments including gamma-ray sterilization and high temperatures. Prior to his work in RFID, Gary innovated ways of analyzing and deriving added-value from item level, retail sales tracking market research for the consumer packaged goods industry at Towne-Oller & Associates in New York, NY, then a subsidiary of Information Resources, Inc., of Chicago, IL. During this period, he was appointed primary content liaison with the Wall Street Journal's "MarketScan" feature column. Andrechak co-authored a book published by the Mullaney Publishing Group LLP in June 2007 entitled, "RFID: Item Level Management: A Practical Approach." Gary received his B.S. from Manhattan College, NY with dual majors in Marketing and Computer Information Systems.

CEO Patrick White commented, "The hiring of Gary Andrechak is a real win for DSS as he brings with him significant relationships with many major Silicon Valley and multi national companies. Through Gary, DSS has already delivered a first order from one of the Valley's leading consumer companies and he has scheduled several meetings with other well-known technology companies for item level RFID projects. Gary is also spearheading the development of new RFID applications and products for our recently acquired cloud computing division Extradev, Inc."

"To compliment our on-going relationship with RFID chip maker, Alien Technologies, DSS has brought on an expert," stated Jaeson Caulley, Vice President of P3. "Having Gary join the company as a key member of our business development team confirms DSS's continuing commitment to engineering a superior RFID Track-and-Trace system that has new, effective capabilities to achieve complete supply-chain control and accountability using DSS serialization systems and solutions for all manufactured products and packaging."
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