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Code Corporation Adds Blake Christensen as New VP of Finance

Code Corporation Adds Blake Christensen as New VP of Finance

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2021--Code Corporation, a global leader in barcode scanning and data capture technologies, today announced it has hired industry veteran Blake Christensen as its new vice president of finance. “We are pleased to welcome Blake as a significant member of our leadership team,” said Kent Hansen, CEO of Code Corporation. “His successful track record and extensive experience in leading the financial operations of technology and life science businesses are proof points of his skillset. We look forward to his strategic input and impact as we manage global market challenges and position Code for the future.” Christensen comes to Code with more than 20 years of strategic finance and accounting experience, most recently servicing companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. As the VP of Finance, Christensen will lead Code’s finance strategy as it capitalizes on the forecasted rapid growth and expands into new markets and opportunities. Furthermore, because of his technical background and leadership, the IT team at Code will report to him as well. Christensen launched his career in public accounting spending four years with two regional CPA firms in Salt Lake City, Utah after earning two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Finance and Accounting and a Master’s Degree of Professional Accountancy from the University of Utah. From there, he went on to secure senior finance positions with technology companies including SaaS and Enterprise software companies in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Data Analytics, and Online Backup/Storage. From there, he transitioned to the pharmaceutical and medical device space where, for the last few years, he has focused on corporate controllership and strategic planning.

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Emily Scales of Code Corporation Featured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

Emily Scales of Code Corporation Featured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2021--Code Corporation, a global leader in barcode scanning and data capture technologies, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Emily Scales, Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors, and solution providers. The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives, and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication, and channel advocacy. Scales has worked in marketing for almost 20 years, starting as an event coordinator before moving to her passion, channel marketing. She leads Code’s channel marketing department, where she is redefining and strengthening the focus of their Partner Program to reach new heights. In 2020, Scales grew the CodeAlliance reseller program 18 percent year over year and leveraged 75 events to present Code to key industry players. “CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.” “Code is experiencing record-breaking growth and we, in no small part, give credit to Emily for the strategic, creative, and highly effective development and management of the Code channel program,” said Kent Hansen, CEO of Code Corporation. “She has worked tirelessly to establish new standards for the program that empowers the team to deliver individual attention to our partners, which in turn gives rise to a string of powerhouse relationships. We congratulate Emily for her well-earned national recognition on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List.” The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

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Code Corporation Promotes Joe Croce to Vice President of Sales, North America

Code Corporation Promotes Joe Croce to Vice President of Sales, North America

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Code Corporation, a global leader in barcode scanning and data capture technologies, today announced it has promoted Joe Croce to the position of Vice President of Sales for North America. “Code has recently marked record-breaking growth and accelerated market expansion,” said Kent Hansen, CEO of Code Corporation. “Much of this progress can be attributed to the business savvy, strategic direction, and leadership of Joe Croce and we are pleased to promote him to Vice President of Sales for North America.” Croce has been with Code Corporation for four years where he has worked to establish the number one position for Code’s scanning solutions in the healthcare market and to increase momentum for software and hardware in retail, manufacturing, and other markets. In his new position, he will continue to streamline the sales cycles and work with the channel team to enhance the program for resellers and partners as well. Croce has more than 20 years of experience in sales, working for companies such as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor, NovaCare Rehabilitation, and others.

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Code Corporation Adds Two to Management Team, Lorraine Dieterle and Jana Buchanan

Code Corporation Adds Two to Management Team, Lorraine Dieterle and Jana Buchanan

Code Corporation, a global leader in barcode scanning and data capture technologies, today announced it has added two new leaders to its roster of experts, Lorraine Dieterle as Director of Software Sales and Jana Buchanan as Senior Product Manager of Hardware. “As a result of our growth, Code Corporation is able to draw in unique talent with world-class skillsets and expertise,” said Kent Hansen, CEO of Code Corporation. “The expansion of our sales and product management teams is a reflection of Code’s commitment to delivering innovation and excellence to our customers and partners around the world. We welcome Lorraine and Jana to the team and look forward to working with them as we continue to grow.” With more than 20 years of experience in software sales, Lorraine Dieterle joins Code as Director of Software Sales. She will head up the Software Sales department in the US, where she will redefine and strengthen the outbound focus on the Software Sales. Prior to Code, she spent much of her sales career in the Americas and APAC region, working for global companies such as Adobe, Fedex Office, and Browz. While at Browz, she was integral in opening offices in Sydney and Prague and was responsible for the overall management of all strategic and regional business development outreach. These responsibilities included strong collaboration with internal marketing and sales teams, along with delivery of KPI's, performance optimization, staff development, and contact center operations. Most recently, she led efforts to develop lead generation pipelines through social media channels and relaunch an outbound lead generation team. Jana Buchanan joins Code as Senior Product Manager of Hardware and will be responsible for developing and evolving Code’s barcode scanning hardware solutions. She has extensive experience in product development and product management and has brought hundreds of consumer products to market from ideation to worldwide launch, working with teams throughout the US, China, S. Korea and Europe. Prior to Code, Buchanan most recently worked with a small, global team at Cricut, Inc., where she was responsible for introducing hundreds of products including licensed brands such as Disney and Marvel. Her team significantly increased consumables revenue each year, ranging from 100%+ annual growth to substantial double-digit growth from 2015 to 2020.

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Code Corporation Promotes Jessica Johnson to Director of Manufacturing

Code Corporation Promotes Jessica Johnson to Director of Manufacturing

Code Corporation, a global leader in barcode scanning and data capture technologies, today announced it has promoted Jessica Johnson to the position of Director of Manufacturing. “As an expert in manufacturing and process improvement, Jessica has a proven track record in driving international supply chains and managing manufacturing partners that enable Code Corporation to experience profitable growth,” said Kent Hansen, CEO of Code Corporation. “Customers around the world confidently rely on us for barcode scanning hardware and software solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and performance. This is only possible because of great leaders like Jessica and we are proud to have her on our management team.” Johnson has been with the company for 10 years. She started as an intern and steadily worked her way up to greater levels of leadership and responsibility. In this new position, Johnson will lead a team of seven and directly coordinate with the product development, engineering, design, software, marketing and quality teams to drive production needs including strategic planning, improvement, scheduling and budgeting. She will also communicate and coordinate with supply chain vendors, manufacturing partners and factories around the world to ensure the manufacturability, quality and large-scale manufacturing of the products are optimized. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 2013 from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. About Code Corporation For more than 20 years, Code Corporation has been an industry pioneer, leader, and champion for data capture innovation and has garnered more than 100 patents. By crafting and continuing to perfect its unique decoding algorithms, Code and its line of image-based scanning and decoding technology consistently deliver unparalleled performance companies around the world depend on every day. Code designs and manufactures a complete line of market-leading hardware and software data capture solutions. Code products are not only valued for providing a consistent level of workflow efficiency year after year, but also for their ergonomic design, durability, ease of customization, and seamless integration. For more, please visit www.codecorp.com.

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Code Corporation adds Thomas Rissman, Jessica Foo to Software Sales leadership

Code Corporation adds Thomas Rissman, Jessica Foo to Software Sales leadership

Data capture innovators, Code Corporation, have announced the expansion of its leadership team with the hiring of Software Sales Director, EMEA, Thomas Rissman, and Software Sales Manager, Jessica Foo. The pair will both be based in the Netherlands, and play a leading role in delivering on the company’s strategic growth targets in the software division. “Code Corporation has experienced tremendous growth and is expanding new market opportunities in EMEA regions,” said Code Corporation CEO Kent Hansen. “We know these successful efforts are made possible by our extremely talented sales team based in Europe. We look forward to working with Thomas in his new role and welcome Jessica with open arms to the Code sales management team.” Mr. Rissmann has spent the last seven years with Code Corporation, where he was influential in establishing the company’s world-class barcode decoder CortexDecoder. With more than 25 years of data capture experience, he has held leadership positions within tech companies including Centiveo GmbH, DLoG GmbH, and Avnet Technology Solutions. In his new role, he will oversee sales activities and new market opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Foo comes into her new role with more than 10 years of global consultative selling experience in sales, account, business development and product management in electronics and IT businesses. She most recently served as a Senior Sales Manager with Super Micro Computer.

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Kent L. Hansen named CEO of Code Corporation

Kent L. Hansen named CEO of Code Corporation

Data company Code Corporation has named Kent L. Hansen as its new CEO. Mr. Hansen brings more than 30 years of leadership experience within the technology industry to help guide Code’s brands, products, and technology. “Our key criteria was to find an individual who will provide the leadership to build Code into a world-class organization,” said Code Board of Directors Chairman Barclay McFadden III. “Kent has demonstrated the ability to do just that throughout his career. We also sought an individual whose management style encourages a collaborative working environment. Kent brings strong product management, sales, OEM, contract manufacturing, and financial expertise to Code.” Mr. Hansen comes to Code from CA Engineering, where he was partner and President, overseeing growth and strategic direction. Under his leadership, the business’ profitable revenue increased by more than 700 percent, and it developed a range of domestic and global strategic partnerships relationships. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Director at computer network company 3Com. “I couldn’t be more excited to join this amazing team of incredibly talented and smart individuals who make up the Code family–including our extended family of distributors and resellers,” said Mr. Hansen. “Together we will continue to offer customers not only the most innovative data capture technology available but also the most creative product solutions the industry has ever seen. I am happy to champion the Code brands in this new chapter and look forward to many more years of not only business success, but exceeding our customer’s expectations.”

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Code Corporation appoints Bruce Scharf VP of Product

Code Corporation appoints Bruce Scharf VP of Product

Data company Code Corporation has named Bruce Scharf as its new Vice President of Product. In his role, Mr. Scharf will oversee strategy, scale product teams, and develop roadmaps for all Code products, markets and technologies. “Bruce’s experience in innovating, building teams, and product design in a rapidly evolving marketplace will be a tremendous asset to Code,” said Code Corporation CEO Kent Hansen. “We have an incredibly bright future and I am very pleased to bring on such a visionary leader with the skill, technical knowledge, and industry passion to meet the needs of our growing customer base by bringing more cutting-edge products and solutions to life.” Mr. Scharf is an experienced engineer with more than 20 years of specific expertise within the data capture industry. He most recently served as vice president of engineering at Microscan, where he researched and developed track, trace, and control solutions in life sciences, electronics, and automotive markets. “Code is in an enviable market position due in no small part to the fact that we win the vast majority of business when we go head-to-head with any of our competition,” said Mr. Scharf. “The prospect of charting future markets and developing new technologies to grow Code is what makes this exciting. This company has a winning formula with its collaborative culture and talented team of global experts in both software and hardware. I can’t wait to turn them loose on new markets, customers, and opportunities.”

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Code Corporation names Dave Frick VP of Operations

Code Corporation names Dave Frick VP of Operations

Data capture innovation leader Code Corporation has named Dave Frick VP of Operations. Frick’s addition comes after more than 37 years of global business, international supply chain and medical device manufacturing experience. In his new role, Frick will be a key player in helping Code Corporation continue to deliver unique decoding algorithms and image-based scanning and decoding technologies, which have earned it a reputation as a forerunner in the data capture innovation field. “We were impressed by Dave’s stellar track record; his background and unique skillset have prepared him to take our operations to the next level,” said Kent Hansen, Code CEO. “He is joining right as Code outpaces the competition with innovations that help increase efficiencies and outcomes in the global data acquisition and barcode scanning market. I look forward to leveraging his leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit and strategic mind as we move into the next phase of company growth.” Frick is no stranger to leadership positions, having led national and international operations for numerous life science companies. All of these — including Varian Medical Systems, Philips Healthcare, Richardson Electronics Ltd, and others — have been required to conform to rigorous quality standards and regulations. “The high quality of Code’s products and the solidity of its global supply chain are beyond impressive,” Frick said. “This speaks volumes about its leadership as well as the expertise of Code’s design and manufacturing engineers. I’m excited to work with this incredible team to accomplish great work together.”

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