Paul Bergé provides services to manufacturers and resellers in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture industry and other technology companies. The primary focus of these consulting services is in international business development and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to starting his own company, Paul Bergé worked in several prominent companies in automatic identification, electronics manufacturing and telecom.
He has held several positions at Symbol Technologies over a fifteen year period, including Vice President International Marketing and Managing Director of Symbol Technologies International based in Brussels, Belgium. He has been instrumental in the development of Symbol's international business in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Rim. In Japan he worked for three years as Executive Vice President of Olympus Symbol, Inc., a joint venture company between Olympus Optical Co. of Japan and Symbol Technologies, Inc. of Long Island, NY. His involvement with the Automatic Data Capture industry started in 1975 when he joined the Plessey Company, a European pioneer in bar coding systems, in the capacity of Sales Executive Europe.
Paul Bergé was the founding chairman of AIM Europe, the trade association, in 1985 and of Scan Tech Europe, the conference and tradeshow, in 1984. He was invited by the United Nations to lecture on bar coding in China in 1988, in support of UN efforts to help China become a better exporting country by improving the quality of packaging and by implementing bar code systems. He was also invited by the Vietnamese government to provide AIDC training services.
Paul Bergé was Vice President Business Strategy at Flextronics International where he was responsible for strategy development and mergers and acquisitions. He was Vice President International Operations at Paxar/Monarch, in Miamisburg, Ohio. Paxar/Monarch is a company providing bar code printing solutions to a wide variety of industries, as well as traditional price labeling machines for retail and other industries. Paxar Corporation is the world leader in woven and printed labels for the apparel industry.
Paul Bergé was born in the Netherlands, became US citizen in 2001. He graduated from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands with an MBA in International Business. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German fluently and has a working understanding of Italian and Spanish. He is a frequent lecturer on international business cultures at universities in the greater Cincinnati area. He is a well-respected lecturer on barcode topics and provides barcode training services to corporations and institutions.