At Q-Track, our corporate mission is to deliver practical, indoor location solutions that provide value to our customers. The company invented Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging technology, and is the sole provider of this unique approach to indoor location. Our products are unparalleled in providing high accuracy at a fraction of competitor costs in the most complex environments. Our commitment is to provide end-to-end solutions that reduce cost and enhance performance with measureable return on investment. Many of Q-Track’s customers are Fortune 500 companies that specialize in manufacturing, logistics, energy production, and defense.
The Q-Track Team
Stephen Werner is Q-Track’s Chief Executive Officer. Previously Chief Operating Officer for SUMMA Technology, Inc., Werner continued on with the company as Vice President and General Manager of AAR SUMMA Technology after their 2007 acquisition by AAR Corp. He has also served as the Vice President responsible for the Defense and Aerospace Systems Division at Sanmina-SCI. Here, Werner was Plant Manager and responsible for all activities associated with the designing, manufacturing, and testing of any industrial and aerospace electronic-products. Werner holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Hans Schantz is Q-Track’s Chief Technology Officer. Schantz is a co-inventor of NFER® technology. With twenty years of experience in applied electromagnetics, he is a co-inventor of NFER® technology and over forty other U.S. patents. His many inventions include antennas, RF systems, and RF-based location systems including some of the first commercial UWB antennas. Schantz earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds degrees in both Industrial Engineering and Physics from Purdue University.
Bob DePierre is Q-Track’s Vice President of Engineering. A Vietnam air combat veteran (AC-130 & B-52) and retired Air Force officer, DePierre spent 7 years working with the joint Air Force/Navy Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation system where he simulated and analyzed aircraft tracking performance including Kalman Filter design and design of hardware upgrades. DePierre is an inventor on three US patents and co-inventor of NFER® technology. DePierre has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.B.A. from Michigan Tech University, and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Florida.
Jerry Gabig is Q-Track’s Corporate Attorney. From 1999, to 2002, Gabig was the General Counsel for the Time Domain Corporation, a pioneer in RF tracking. Prior to serving as an officer for Time Domain, Gabig was a partner in the law office of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civilietti in the District of Columbia. Gabig has served on the Army Science Board and is an NCMA Fellow. He is recognized as an inventor on four U.S. patents. A Gulf War veteran, Gabig is a graduate of West Point, Harvard Business School, and the University of California School of Law.
Q-Track’s innovative indoor location solutions have featured prominently in trade press and elsewhere. Here are some outside links if you’d like to learn what others have to say about us:
- “RFID Journal Announces Winners of its Eighth Annual Awards” [Q-Track wins for “Coolest Demo”], RFID Journal, April 10, 2014.
- “Urban Warfighters Train With RTLS,” RFID Journal, January 14, 2014.
- “Q-Track Corporation Wins $1.7 million contract award from Lockheed Martin,” Huntsville Times, December 26, 2013.
- “New Indoor Navigation Technologies Work Where GPS Can’t,” IEEE Spectrum, November 20, 2013
- “Huntsville-based Q-Track working on safety for elderly” The Huntsville Times, September 6, 2012.
- “RFID Helps Halt Collisions Between People and Robots,” RFID Journal, May 25, 2012.
- “When rescuers need rescuing,” Boston Globe, August 30, 2010.
- “Q-Track’s tracking system prototype successful in exercise,” The Huntsville Times, August 10, 2010.
- “Rocket town: Huntsville, Alabama,” CNNMoney, October 14, 2009.
- “Nuclear Plant Operator Uses RFID to Promote Safety,” RFID Journal, May 18, 2009.
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