Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada--Smart Skin Technologies, the global leader in packaging line pressure management solutions, announced today that Dr. Franz Mader, of Munich, Germany, has joined the company.
Smart Skin’s patented solution measures pressure through an artificial touch-sensitive film, or “skin,” providing large-scale operators with precise, real-time measurement on the production line for the first time. Smart Skin’s European expansion follows a major round of venture capital funding announced in December of 2013.
“Smart Skin’s patented technology is exactly what the beverage and packaging industries need – a practical solution to real time monitoring and management that increases production efficiency,” said Dr. Mader. “This is a problem that brewers and other bottlers have faced for many years. Smart Skin has brought the most technologically advanced solution to the market. I’m looking forward to bringing this solution to more companies in Europe”
Dr. Franz Mader is former Division Head of Technology Management of KHS GmbH and Project Manager / Division Head of TCO-Concepts of Krones AG. In these positions he gained a wide range of experience and has a proven record of success in international project management, R&D, packaging line management, technology and logistics. He has considerable analytical, conception, strategic and operative skills.
As part of the rapidly evolving “Industrial Internet,” Smart Skin’s software capability has already been embraced by top 10 beer brands in world, with other major food producers and packaging and container companies deploying it as well in food, soft drinks and consumer goods applications.
“We are focused on delivering the best possible solution to our customers to help them gain insight to cost improved management,“ said Smart Skin Technologies founder and CEO Kumaran Thillainadarajah. “Dr. Mader is well known and well respected in the global packaging industry with unequalled experience in the European market. He will be a very strong addition as we continue to expand our European presence. He will be instrumental in design, development and execution of Smart Skin’s commitment to partner more closely with brandowners and build internal design and optimization expertise. We are very happy to have built this partnership with Dr. Mader”