Dirk Rodgers Joins Systech International as Regulatory Strategist

Dirk Rodgers has accepted the role of regulatory strategist with Systech International, a global leader in brand protection technologies, in Princeton, NJ. Rodgers will represent Systech on key industry work groups in GS1, GS1 US, HDMA and the Open-SCS organizations.

​​Dirk Rodgers has accepted the role of regulatory strategist with Systech International, a global leader in brand protection technologies, in Princeton, NJ.  Rodgers will represent Systech on key industry work groups in GS1, GS1 US, HDMA and the Open-SCS organizations.

Rodgers will also write and speak on behalf of Systech to help explain global serialization and tracing regulations.  He will interface with Systech’s product development group to help ensure that our customers enjoy the tightest and most cost-effective adherence possible to global regulations. 

“This will be the perfect outlet for my background and interests,” Rodgers said. 

Rodgers is a senior technology consultant with expertise in pharma and medical device supply chain collaboration technologies including serialization, track & trace data exchange and management using GS1 and HIBCC standards as applied to complying with national regulatory requirements.

Many in the pharmaceutical industry are familiar with Rodgers as a result of his book titled The Drug Supply Chain Security Act Explained, as well as his essays posted on RxTrace. He notes that he will continue writing there in the same way and with the same frequency. 

“One of the most gratifying things about my discussions with Systech is that we all agreed that RxTrace and my writing in it will remain independent,” says Rodgers. 

RxTrace will remain a property of Dirk Rodgers Consulting LLC, and neither of those entities are part of his agreement with Systech.  Dirk Rodgers Consulting, LLC will become just the corporate entity that holds the RxTrace assets and Rodgers will continue to be the sole owner. 

“This is the perfect arrangement for everyone, especially my readers, because it ensures there will be no change in the direction, content, frequency or focus of RxTrace,” Rodgers notes.

“Pending regulatory deadlines around the globe are driving increased demand in the company’s existing serialization and track and trace solutions, as well as its newly released anti-counterfeiting and authentication technologies for brand protection,” says Rodgers. 

“Dirk has an unparalleled understanding of the new Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations and how to meet them using technology.  He also monitors comparable regulations globally.  His expertise will be incredibly beneficial to our internal team as well as our global customers," says Lou Arace, COO.

Rodgers will be working for Systech from his office in Chicago, where he resides. He can be reached at dirk.rodgers@systechOne.com.

About Systech International

Systech is the global technology leader in product safety, and consumer and brand protection. Systech pioneered serialization and is defining the future of authentication.  

Trusted by 19 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, Systech unifies and optimizes enterprise serialization, track and trace, and authentication technologies to ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate risk, and drive efficiency and profitability.

For 30 years, Systech’s innovation has led best practices for key brands across the pharmaceutical, life science, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.

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