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Management Team

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Peter Mehring, Chief Executive Officer: Peter brings extensive experience in engineering, operations and general management at emerging companies and large enterprises. As CEO of Intelleflex, he has led the company's efforts in pioneering on-demand data visibility and condition monitoring solutions for the fresh produce and pharmaceutical markets. He was formerly Vice President of the Macintosh hardware group at Apple Computer, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Echelon, and founder, General Manager and Vice President of R&D at UMAX.

Russell Shikami, Vice President of Operations: Russell has extensive experience in operations and engineering management at both emerging and large enterprises. He was formerly Vice President of Engineering and Materials at Echelon Corporation, Vice President of Operations at Philips Electronics for Flat Display Systems, and Vice President of Operations and Engineering at UMAX.

Joe Eschbach, Vice President of Strategic Marketing: Joe has extensive marketing and general management experience focused on inbound/outbound marketing, product marketing, and product management in hardware and software technology companies both private and public. Previously Joe was vice president of marketing at Plastic Logic, Astoria, Microsoft, and Adobe as well as senior marketing positions at Mitsubishi, Radius and Apple Computer. He holds a BA & MS from Washington State University, an MA from Cambridge University, and a PhD from Stanford University.

Janette Chock, Chief Financial Officer: Janette brings over two decades of financial management experience in the technology industry as a key member of the executive team at high-growth, venture-funded start-ups. Prior to starting her consulting practice, she was formerly Vice President and Controller at IGN Entertainment, and has also held Controller positions at Fujitsu, Diffusion, Inc. and Worldtalk Corporation. Janette was certified as a CPA while working for Deloitte & Touche. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with honors from University of California at Berkeley.

Tom Reese, Senior Director of Business Development: Tom has comprehensive experience in market development, sales and engineering from startups to large enterprises.  Prior to Intelleflex, Tom led Motorola's Cold Chain Market Development and supported other industries including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics.  Prior to Motorola, Tom founded a CRM software solutions company in the hospitality market.

Edmond Sardariani, Senior Director of Hardware Development: Edmond has over 27 years of engineering design, development and management experience and holds several patents and patent applications in hardware and RFID design.  He was previously Director of Engineering Design at FlexMedical, Director of Test Development at Echelon, and held engineering leadership positions at Intevac, Johnson & Johnson, TRW and National Semiconductor.

Sameer Dekate, Director of Reader Software: Sameer brings over 23 years of software leadership and development experience to Intelleflex. He was previously Director of Software at Cavium Networks and Software Manager at PlasticLogic and successfully managed system software development for numerous hardware and software platforms. He has held key software development positions at Palm/HP, Aruba Networks, LeCroy, 3COM, DEC and Silicon Graphics. Mr. Dekate has a B.S. in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and M.S. from Louisiana State University.

Dean Kawaguchi, Senior Architect: Dean has 29 years of wireless communication systems, protocol standards, and signal processing algorithm design experience and leads Intelleflex's standards, reader architecture, signal processing design, and solutions engineering programs. Dean spent 12 years in various design/management roles at Symbol Technologies designing wireless LANs and 10 years at TRW developing satellite communication systems. He also chaired the Physical Layer sub-group of IEEE 802.11 for 4 years.