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Kristi Browne Appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Authentix®

ADDISON, Texas, July 28, 2021— Authentix, the authority in supply chain security and digital track and trace, announces its most tenured executive leader, Kristi Browne, has been appointed as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Mrs. Browne previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Services for Authentix and possesses unique insight and vision into every aspect of managing a large services organization delivering and implementing solutions to the company’s high-quality client base. In this new role as COO, Browne will continue to be 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’s team is responsible for solutions development, production, and logistics on a global basis. Additionally, she will also supervise the development and growth of Authentix Digital Group providing advanced digital product solutions for product track and trace, on-line brand protection monitoring, and consumer engagement and marketing.

Hired originally as a chemical engineer, Browne has spent nearly 20 years with Authentix in multiple positions advancing to an executive role and a key leader in the company. “Kristi’s detailed understanding of delivering authentication solutions to our client base is unmatched because of her many years successfully leading different areas of the organization,” stated Kevin McKenna, CEO of Authentix, adding that, “The commitment to our mission and the values Kristi demonstrates are the primary reasons for our high customer retention rate.”

Browne holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas.

About Authentix:
As the authority in authentication solutions, Authentix thrives in supply chain complexity. Authentix provides advanced authentication solutions for governments, central banks, and commercial products, ensuring local economies grow, banknote security remains intact, and commercial products have greater market opportunities. The Authentix partnership approach and proven sector expertise inspires proactive innovation, helping customers mitigate risks to promote revenue growth and gain competitive advantage.

Headquartered in Addison, Texas USA, Authentix, Inc. has offices in the North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa serving clients worldwide. For more information, visit Authentix® is a registered trademark of Authentix, Inc.

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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