Managing DirectorJerry C. Garrett is the Managing Director of Convergence Systems Limited, CEO of CN Electronics and a board member of CNI in Hong Kong. Mr. Garrett has been actively involved in the commercialization of technologies in the US and Asia for over 37 years. He has served as a senior executive and Board Member in various start ups and Fortune 500 International companies.Mr. Garrett has served as Chairman of the Board of Hong Government’s R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Technologies from 2006 to 2011. He served on the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council from 2010 to 2014.
In his preceding position, Mr. Garrett was the Chief Operating Officer of Savi Technology, Sunnyvale California from 1998 until 2001. In that role, he was actively involved in the commercial adoption of RFID technology by major commercial industries and the U.S. Department of Defense Logistic Agency.
Prior to that position, Mr. Garrett was the President and CEO of ALPS Electric USA, Incorporated in San Jose, California. ALPS Electric USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPS Electric Limited in Tokyo, Japan. He held management positions in ALPS from 1986 until 1995. Among his major achievements were the commercialization of numerous computer input device technologies, production maturity of small form factor disk drives and the initial manufacturing of dual-mode CDMA transceivers.
Mr. Garrett holds Bachelor of Arts Degree, Taylor University 1975, and Master of Business Administration Degree, Northern Illinois University 1983.
Dr. Albert Lai
VP of Product Engineering Dr. Albert Lai has accumulated 32 years of experience with RF products and technologies development. His experience with RF began in the 1980’s with three projects on forefront scattering and antenna technologies. From 1991, he taught in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he published 56 papers in major journals and transactions and supervised 3 Ph. D. dissertations and 11 master theses. During those 10 years he won numerous competitive external grants and worked on wireless propagation, miniaturized antenna, RF circuits and systems technologies.
Albert joined Convergence Systems Limited in 2003. He worked with the team to create and put into market many new innovative products, including passive RFID, active RTLS, and medical sensor network. As most of these are new product concepts in their respective market segments – lacking global standards in the beginning and some even up to today, a lot of technologies have to be invented on the go. For example in two of the systems, special dedicated wireless protocol stacks need to be created and optimized to meet the needs of deployment.
Dr Lai obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984, a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1990. All of his degrees are from Ohio State University.