Times-7 is a high-tech company specialising in the design and manufacture of RAIN (UHF) RFID antennas, based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. We export all over the world and count the largest RFID companies amongst our customers. Our brand is well-established in the global RFID market, and we are known for high quality and reliability, as well as our significant RF expertise.
In addition to our world-class products and in-depth expertise, our customers appreciate Times-7 for our quality of customer service and technical support. We place emphasis on our responsiveness in supporting a large global customer base and ensuring the success of our customer's implementations.
Founded in 2006, Times-7 has developed the largest portfolio of fixed RAIN RFID reader antennas. As well as a large portfolio of standard antennas for all applications, Times-7 also offers a custom antenna development service, when the requirements are not fully satisfied by our catalogue antennas.
Times-7 is a member of the RAIN RFID Alliance and regularly attends and participates in industry events.
Jos Kunnen leads the high-performing Times-7 team. Jos is a Wellington-based Company Director and investor with over 35 years of technical and general management experience across several industries, in multi-national enterprises and large and small New Zealand businesses.
Under Jos's leadership, Times-7 has grown to become the leading global RAIN RFID antenna designer and manufacturer, with the largest antenna portfolio, and the responsiveness and capability to meet all UHF RFID project demands.
Jos’s passion is helping our clients improve their business performance through the effective application of RAIN RFID technology to provide reliable data to drive evidence-based strategic and operational decision making.
He is an active member of the global RAIN RFID Alliance and sponsors the company's Industry 4.0 and customer initiatives.
Jos’s professional career started as an electrical engineer, then transitioned through technical, engineering and general management roles in the IT industry, and he has held previous positions as CIO and CEO in several companies. He is also a Board member of Angel HQ and has contributed as a Mentor for Lightning Lab, Te Papa’s Mahuki and other programmes. He holds a B.E (Elect) and an MBA (Dist.).
Prabakar has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and, after several years of research in Antennas at AUT University, completed his PhD.
With active skills in radio frequency simulation software and programming languages, Prabakar is a self-confessed ‘new generation’ lateral thinker. He has published conference papers in highly reputable institutions like IEEE. Prabakar has hands-on experience designing laboratory radio frequency systems and antennas. As an RF Engineer at Times-7, Prabakar is focused on the R&D side of our UHF RFID antenna technology. As a key member of the R&D team, Prabakar utilises his skills and experience (including his lateral thinking), which enables him to accurately tune and further advance and develop our antenna product portfolio. Prabakar is also part of the quality control system at Times-7, and is part of the essential process responsible for ensuring that all antennas shipped to our customers are absolutely on par!
Marketing & Sales
George has an extensive background in both digital marketing and account management for a range of agencies and organisations across Australia and New Zealand. George will be across all things Sales & Marketing here at Times-7.
While George enjoys the more analytical & data driven side of Digital Marketing, he also enjoys building strong and lasting relationships with all stakeholders to ensure that they get the best solution for their problem.
Ryan has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Honours and having completed the Impinj skill level 1 assessment Ryan is heavily involved in researching and testing our products to ensure we are always up to date with the latest in RFID and RF technology.
Ryan has worked alongside Senior RF Engineer Prabakar Parthiban in publishing a highly reputable IEEE paper. As an RF Engineer at Times-7, Ryan is focused on antenna technology and will soon be taking the RFID certification exam. As a key member of the R&D team, Ryan utilises his skills enabling him to further advance our antennas.
Production Engineer/Quality Manager
Cameron examines the efficiency and continuity of the antenna manufacturing and ensures that each antenna meets the Times-7 high standards for quality.
From the manufacture of electromagnets for high energy physics applications to high-end acoustic doors for mass manufacture, Cameron brings to Times-7 many years of experience in manufacturing processes in New Zealand and Europe. His background and skills are now building the bridge between engineering and manufacturing, which is essential for his role at Times-7 as Production Engineer and Quality Manager.
Business Operations Manager
Raminder’s role as Business operations manager involves the full development and modelling of our long-range strategic plan, strategic rick analysis and mitigation planning. Raminder also makes sure we are all up to date with compliance and various industry initiatives.
He has an impressive professional portfolio with 11 years’ experience as a Ship Captain, a Masters in Mariners Licence, a Masters in Global Management from Victoria University and a degree in physics at the graduate level. With all this experience Raminder hung up his sailing boots and transitioned his skills into helping with business operations. With a passion for operations excellence and a key strength in supply chain management Raminder is a crucial part in the operations and the realisation of Times-7's long-term strategic business plan.
Paul has over 20 years experience working in the hi-tech manufacturing sector, including production expertise at senior management level with sonar systems at Geoacoustics (UK), and brings to Times-7 assured quality and operations management excellence.
As Times-7 enters an exciting growth phase, Paul manages all aspects of production and delivery to ensure consistently high standards of customer service and satisfaction.
Marketing & Sales
Arlene has a strong business leadership and management background, having completed a level 5 Diploma in business in 2019. Arlene will be using her skills across all things sales and admin here at Times-7. It takes someone with a keen willingness to learn, organisation skills and an eye for detail to oversee all administrative tasks within our company, and Arlene is the perfect person for this role.
As an Administrative Assistant, Arlene will answer phones and perform other jobs critical to office operations. Arlene has a great talent for business management and technology and is eager to help her co-workers and our customers.
While financial health starts with “quality” delivered by every single person at Times-7, it takes a highly responsible and organised person to oversee the financial performance of a company. Equipped with a Financial Management degree and more than 15 years’ experience in this area, Ilze is precisely that person.
Remarkably thorough and accurate she makes sure that every financial transaction that comes in and goes out adds up correctly and is always on time making Times-7 financial processes world-class. When Ilze is not juggling numbers, she unfolds her fantastic talent for organising company events or catering for various staff get-togethers.