Times-7 delivers world class radio frequency identification (RFID) products that provide clients with fast, reliable and accurate identification of assets. These products provide our clients with cost-effective solutions to improve business outcomes, reducing risk and lowering operational costs.
The company was founded in September 2006, bringing together an experienced team with complementary skills and a culture of passionate dedication to creating an exceptional business.
Our highly experienced team have a unique combination of RFID design, system engineering and manufacturing know-how, underpinned by practical, pragmatic, implementation skills. Our engineers have many years' experience developing radio frequency (RF) solutions and hold many patents in this area. These skills, and the resulting products and solutions developed, have made Times-7 a valuable and sought after partner for RFID design, engineering and implementation projects.
Times-7 has developed disruptive low-cost passive RFID technology for high-speed identification that is significantly lower cost than any existing RFID system in the market. Through world leading innovative design of passive tags and reader antennas, Times-7 solutions compete successfully with more expensive active tag based systems and open up new market opportunities where RFID has previously been cost prohibitive.
Jos Kunnen is now leading the Times-7 team. Jos became a Director of Times-7 last year, at the request of Antony Dixon, previous CEO and founder of Times-7 and was recently appointed by the Board as CEO.
Jos is a Wellington-based Company Director and Investor with over 30 years technical and general management experience across several industries, with small and large New Zealand businesses and multi-national enterprises. Jos’s professional career started as an electrical engineer, then transitioned through technical, engineering and general management roles in the IT industry, and he has held previous positions as CIO and CEO.
Jos’s passion is helping clients improve their business performance with the application of technology and data to drive evidence based strategic and operational decision making. He is also a Board member of Angel HQ and has contributed as a Mentor for Lightning Lab, Te Papa’s Mahuki and other programmes.
Prabakar has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is currently researching in Antennas at a Doctoral level at AUT University. With active skills in radio frequency simulation software and programming languages, Prabakar is a self-confessed ‘new generation’ lateral thinker. He has published conference papers in highly reputable institutions like IEEE. Prabakar has hands-on experience designing laboratory radio frequency systems and antennas. As an RF Engineer at Times-7, Prabakar is focused on the R&D side of our UHF RFID antenna technology. As a key member of the R&D team, Prabakar utilises his skills and experience (including his lateral thinking), which enables him to accurately tune and further advance and develop our antenna product portfolio. Prabakar is also part of the quality control system at Times-7, and is part of the essential process responsible for ensuring that all antennas shipped to our customers are absolutely on par!
Since joining Times-7 in 2013, Lucille is well entrenched as the key contact for Sales and Marketing support functions. Over her working career, Lucille has worked in a range of industries from Office Automation to Mobile Technology and now Hi-Tech Manufacturing. Lucille has a passion for working with customers as well as Marketing and has completed a Certificate in Business Management and a degree in Applied Marketing. Lucille’s more than 10 years of support and administration experience has bought to Times-7 a very high level of customer service ethic, positive attitude and good humour. Outside of work, with a whistle in hand, she actively puts her coaching and leadership skills to use beside the netball court.
Currently, Lucille is on extended leave.
Giuliana joined Times-7 in May 2017 and has since been in charge of everything marketing and beyond, shaping and promoting the brand values.
She has gained many years of experience in PR for national and international brands in different industries as well as in technical marketing when living in Europe. She enjoys managing external and internal communications and being the bridge between Times-7 and their various stakeholders. Giuliana feels lucky to be in a position, where she gets to work with inspiring people from around the world broadening her horizon every day a little bit more.
Robby is a specialist Electronics and Computer Systems Engineer, combining a broad set of expertise in hardware, software and mechanical design.
At Times-7 he is responsible for Product Design. Solution-focused, and with a strong sense of innovation, he leads the creative design processes for new product development as well as custom-built antennas. Applying his background knowledge in robotics and automation as well as 3D printing, Robby also plays a crucial role in designing our automated manufacturing processes, which allow Times-7 to service our customer’s high-volume orders and reducing our order-to-ship time.
Production Engineer/Quality Manager
Cameron examines the efficiency and continuity of the antenna manufacturing and ensures that each antenna meets the Times-7 high standards for quality.
From the manufacture of electromagnets for high energy physics applications to high-end acoustic doors for mass manufacture, Cameron brings to Times-7 many years of experience in manufacturing processes in New Zealand and Europe. His background and skills are now building the bridge between engineering and manufacturing, which is essential for his role at Times-7 as Production Engineer and Quality Manager.
Paul has over 20 years experience working in the hi-tech manufacturing sector, including production expertise at senior management level with sonar systems at Geoacoustics (UK), and brings to Times-7 assured quality and operations management excellence.
As Times-7 enters an exciting growth phase, Paul manages all aspects of production and delivery to ensure consistently high standards of customer service and satisfaction.
While financial health starts with “quality” delivered by every single person at Times-7, it takes a highly responsible and organised person to oversee the financial performance of a company. Equipped with a Financial Management degree and more than 15 years’ experience in this area, Ilze is precisely that person.
Remarkably thorough and accurate she makes sure that every financial transaction that comes in and goes out adds up correctly and is always on time making Times-7 financial processes world-class. When Ilze is not juggling numbers, she unfolds her fantastic talent for organising company events or catering for various staff get-togethers.