Impinj Hires Bob Hargadon to Lead Global People and Culture Initiatives
Hargadon joins executive team as Impinj senior vice president of people and culture
October 22, 2018 - Seattle, WA
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI), a leading provider and pioneer of RAIN RFID solutions, today announced that Bob Hargadon has joined the company as senior vice president of people and culture, to lead global human resources initiatives focused on engaging and aligning the company's people and culture with its goals.
“Bob has hit the ground running to build on our awesome culture,” said Chris Diorio, Impinj founder and CEO. “I look forward to Bob’s leadership in advancing employee programs that focus on excellence, transparency, recognition, inclusion and individual accountability.”
Hargadon’s experience in human resources spans over 30 years. Most recently, he was senior vice president of human resources at Alere (now part of Abbott Labs) where he led efforts to drive performance through talent management and culture initiatives. Prior to that, he held senior HR and talent management roles at Microsoft, drugstore.com, Boston Scientific, and Fidelity Investments. His experience includes 12+ years consulting with firms including RBL, Novations Group and Harbridge House (acquired by PWC). Hargadon serves on the advisory board at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and community volunteer at FareStart. He earned a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.
“Impinj’s vision is compelling and energizing. I am excited to be part of this innovative, principle-based company which aims to bring digital life to everyday items,” said Hargadon. “I am eager to tackle the challenges that come with growing capabilities across the organization as Impinj solidifies its leadership position in an exciting and rapidly growing market.”
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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