Fred Barrett biography
A hands-on technology leader with more than 30 years of experience developing market-driven software products and services, Fred Barrett is responsible for guiding the technology direction and standards of Allyn Technology Group. Highly experienced in startup businesses, Barrett has a unique blend of technology, sales and marketing experiences in Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer, E-Commerce, and Supply Chain technologies. His vision and execution skills across the corporate domain enable early market entry and solid technology foundation.
Prior to Allyn Technology Group, Barrett co-founded RFTrax, Inc., a hardware/software technology company focused on Supply Chain visibility and high-value asset management and tracking in 2001. Barrett led the company’s technology initiatives, positioning the products for inclusion in US Department of Homeland Security’s “Operation Safe Commerce” container security initiatives, and other international supply chain pilots. Mr. Barrett co-developed and received a patent for “inter-modal telemetry and monitoring solution” which is now in use by major corporations (U.S. Patent #7135976). RFTrax was acquired in 2005 by Fairfield Industries, Sugar Land, TX. Barrett continued to lead product development and marketing efforts enabling the company to secure clients such as BNSF, Olin, MSA, US Postal Service and others through the completion of his contract in April, 2007.
Barrett is also a founder and principal in AscentIQ, Inc., a software technology platform enabling faster integration of RFID, GSM, GPS, MODBUS, Satellite and related Smart Sensor systems into energy utilities’ data and telemetry initiatives.
Throughout his career Mr. Barrett has been involved in a number of start-up companies, helping to formulate product and market strategies, lead technology development, grow sales, and position for additional investment and/or acquisition. Companies include: Magic Solutions (acquired by Network Solutions), Asymetrix Entertainment (acquired by Oceans Software), IXA (acquired by Savvis Telecommunications), and Applied Microsystems (IPO).
Mr. Barrett lives in Allyn, WA and is an active Rotarian, current member and past Trustee of the North Mason Chamber of Commerce. Barrett is also Board President of the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, research and preservation of wild salmon, and Board President of the North Mason Education Foundation.
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