COVID-19 Policy Statement

    Chief Executive Officer

    Kevin McKenna serves as the company’s President and CEO. His career spans over 20 years of management experience in information technology and security industries.

    He joined Authentix in 2012 and has served in various management capacities touching all Authentix markets as President of Oil and Gas as well as General Manager of the Brand and Currency and Tax Stamp businesses. He most recently served as the Chief Sales and Services Officer responsible for global sales and all customer engagements.

    Prior to joining Authentix he most recently served as Vice President of Sales, Americas for HID Government ID Solutions. He has also served as Vice President of Sales for LaserCard and was Director of Government Solutions for L-1 Identity Solutions. McKenna began his career at IBM Global Services. McKenna served for seven years as an Aviation Officer in the US Army following his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MS degree in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science & Technology.


    Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Services & General Counsel

    Mark L. Weintrub brings more than 30 years of combined experience in business operations, regulatory compliance and legal management to the leadership team, overseeing all legal, human resources, risk management, compliance and IT services and activities for the company.

    Weintrub previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer for General Nutrition Centers, Inc.

    Weintrub holds a BS/BA from the University of Missouri School of Business and Public Administration and obtained his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1986. He is a long-standing member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel and is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.


    Chief Financial Officer

    David B. Brown is the Chief Financial Officer for Authentix. His is responsible for integrating business and finance strategy to further expand the global presence of Authentix and drive growth into key markets. Bringing over thirty years of global financial leadership in the public and private sectors, Brown also oversees global finance, treasury, accounting, and taxation activities.

    Brown’s career began in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and he has served in executive roles with LSG Sky Chefs, Brink’s Company, Dresser, Tellabs and Trillium Flow Technologies, as well as working as an independent director and audit committee chair for Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc.

    Brown holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas, Austin and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.


    Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

    Kent Mansfield is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Authentix. He is responsible for aligning our solutions and expertise to the operations of key business units to build and maintain our global brand and drive market development in key areas.

    Mansfield also oversees global sales and marketing for our Government Oil & Gas Programs and Brand Protection. Mansfield’s 25-year career is built on extensive experience growing market share in security, brand protection, and advanced technology industries. He was part of the original executive team, which created Authentix from the merger of Isotag and Biocode in 2003.

    He began his career in the commercial and investment banking sectors before entering the security industry in 1995. He has since held executive positions with Authentix, Ultrak – Europe, Smart Holograms (UK), and TruTag Technologies helping these companies grow global market share in both brand protection and physical security solutions. Mansfield holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.


    Chief Technology Officer

    Jeff Conroy, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer, advancing authentication technologies to deliver superior products. Dr. Conroy has 22 years of experience in technology and business development in the areas of high performance materials, focused on product development with emerging technologies. He organizes and oversees the technology development activities across Authentix businesses including materials and device development.

    Prior to joining Authentix, Dr. Conroy served as a Chemistry Group Lead at Spectra Systems Corporation where he oversaw the development of a proprietary marking technology for the play side of optical discs and covert currency authentication on high speed banknote printers. Prior to Spectra Systems, Dr. Conroy served as Senior Scientist and Vice President of Eikos, Inc., where he was a program manager on a variety of DoD and NASA programs related to high performance composite and optical materials.

    Dr. Conroy has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brown University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.


    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Currency & Tax Stamp

    Dr. Tim Driscoll is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Currency and Tax Stamp at Authentix. The Currency and Tax Stamp business unit works both directly with Central Banks and revenue agencies as well as with key partners supporting the end clients. His deep technical expertise and strong interpersonal skills have made him an effective business leader and trusted partner to clients.

    Previously, Dr. Driscoll was employed by Spectra Systems, serving as VP, Materials Engineering and VP, Business Development. At Spectra Systems, he was responsible for the design, development, and implementation of advanced optical security feature platforms for banknotes, passports, and brand product authentication.

    Dr. Driscoll holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Physics from Brown University and a B.S. in Physics from Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Driscoll conducted his post-doctoral studies at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France.


    Chief Operating Officer

    Kristi Browne is responsible for the management of cross-functional groups accountable for implementation and program management for all client programs in the company’s four primary business units. Kristi manages solutions development, production, and logistics on a global basis. Additionally, she supervises Authentix Digital Group which provides advanced digital solutions for product track and trace, on-line brand protection monitoring, and consumer engagement and marketing. Being with Authentix for nearly 20 years gives her unique insight and vision coupled with an ability to manage excellence in delivery of solutions to the company’s high-quality client base.

    Browne holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.


    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    As Senior Vice President of Engineering, Bowers oversees all hardware and software development as well as the global engineering function. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading global development teams in full life cycle product engineering and interfacing with customers to define, deliver and support solutions that meet current and emerging needs.

    Prior to Authentix, Bowers spent 20 years with Giesecke+Devrient in various engineering and software solutions leadership roles. Bower’s career began at the Jonathan Corporation as the Engineering Manager.

    Bowers earned his Master of Business Administration from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern University.

COVID-19 Policy Statement


At Authentix, our mission to safeguard the integrity of global commerce is our priority as we continue to focus on customer needs with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our corporate leadership team continues to monitor the situation closely and its potential impact on supply chain continuity.

Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of all Authentix employees. As we have said when faced with other similar infectious disease situations, we will never force Authentix employees to travel to geographic areas where they are uncomfortable or that present an increased risk of exposure to infectious disease.

Effective June 1, 2021, we have reopened our Addison Texas Facility to all Authentix personnel. We continue to follow the CDC guidelines and protocol and continue to require that all customers, vendors or suppliers support these efforts and for those who present themselves at Authentix locations to respect and adhere to our policies and procedures.

We will continue to communicate regularly with our suppliers and updating contingency plans to ensure against any adverse impact or disruption to our customers, acknowledging that we are however subject to continued government restrictions and limited availability of transportation that may continue during this time. We encourage you to reach out to your Authentix point of contact with any questions or concerns.


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