Microscan appoints Dan Barnes as vice president, operations

Former engineering director has spent 21 years with the company.

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Microscan, a global leader in barcode, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, has announced the appointment of Dan Barnes to the position of vice president, operations, based at the Microscan headquarters facility in Renton, Wash.

Barnes has been a key member of the Microscan management team and has held increasingly responsible positions in engineering in his 21 years with the company, culminating in his most recent position as director, engineering. In this position, Barnes led the development effort of Microscan’s latest product platform introduced in September 2015, MicroHAWK Barcode Readers and the WebLink User Interface – the world’s first web browser-based barcode reader setup and control interface.

Barnes joins the Microscan senior management team reporting to Scott Summerville, president. In his role, Barnes will be responsible for all aspects of Microscan’s operations including supply chain/logistics, manufacturing, quality, service, and commercial operations. He will also be responsible for driving Lean Six Sigma initiatives under Microscan’s internal waste-reduction program.

“Dan’s in-depth knowledge of our technology, process orientation, ability to build a team, and long-term commitment to Microscan makes him the ideal person to join the executive team and lead our Operations function,” Summerville said.

Barnes has an MBA with a concentration in Technology Management from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Ferris State University in Michigan. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.

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