Richard Jotcham is Director and a founder of Axess Technologies Ltd.
Richard has over 20 years experience in the sourcing, management and development of
security technologies and their implementation, ranging from banknotes to ID
technologies to product identification and product piracy protection. His particular
area of expertise lies in the development of anti-counterfeiting strategies and
systems. He also has specialist knowledge in the development of secure substrates,
as well as tagging and tracking systems.
As an acknowledged industry expert, Richard has managed projects for a number of
global organisations, providing assistance in product and packaging development, as
well as in the identification, sourcing and application of relevant security
technologies. He is retained by a number of organisations to provide on-going
technology reviews and assistance in various development projects and is also an
accredited monitor for government and EU projects. Richard has a BSc (Hons) in
Applied Chemistry. He is also a Chartered Chemist (C.Chem), a Member of the Royal
Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and an Associate of the Institute of Packaging
(A.Inst.Pkg). In 2000 he won the First Prize for Innovation (Royal Society of
Chemistry). Richard is the author of numerous patent applications related to
His expertise is regularly called upon for contributions to security industry
related books, international security magazines and as a speaker at security
If you are in North America you may wish to contact our representative.
David Phillips has over 30 years of multi-national and diversified business
development experience as an executive, starting with ICI in London. Over the past
ten years he has been CEO of two companies involved in brand protection, document
security and supply chain management. Prior to becoming President and CEO of
PhotoSecure, a photonics enabled information company, Mr. Phillips was President and
CEO of Biocode (now Authentix), a biotechnology start-up company that offers
antibody detection methodology for brand protection by product marking. Previously,
he was President and CEO of two specialty chemical companies. He served as CEO of
the Sherex Chemical Company, Inc. with sales of $200 million/year. Prior to this
assignment, he performed a similar role for RioTinto Zinc Plc.
Mr. Phillips has a B.A. (Honors), B.Sc. and M.A. all from Oxford University, where
he majored in Chemistry. He was born in the United Kingdom but has lived in the
U.S.A. for the last 30 years and is a United States citizen based in New York and
Cliff Crosfield has worked in the Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeit sectors for
many years, dealing with solution development and security technologies for leading
security print and label companies.
He has extensive experience in packaging and printing and has worked in Australia
and the UK, as well as Consultancies in Saudi Arabia, Europe, and UK.
Cliff has worked for Walsall Brand Protection & Walsall Security Printers, and prior
to that with Linpac Packaging UK, Amcor Packaging Australia, and D.S.Smith, UK. He
attended Lincoln University where he studied MBA Marketing (Cert) and has Diploma &
Certificates in Administrative Management.
He has been involved in the development of security technologies and their
application to labels and packaging.
John Lagunowich at Banknote Technologies, Inc. based in the US has worked in the
banknote industry for over 30 years. John held senior sales and marketing positions
for US, French, Canadian and Swedish security paper mills supplying a broad range of
document and currency papers globally. In the early 1980's he was a Senior Vice
President at American Banknote Company in New York where he introduced the first
security holograms to MasterCard and Visa.
Many of the brand protection security features used today were derived from the
banknote industry. Today, these features are combined with new digital print and
authentication technologies to provide the complete security solution for brand
companies. John Lagunowich provides advisory services for the implementation of
strategic security solutions for brand companies utilizing his managerial background
in security papers, packaging and printing. Every product risk and the overall level
of corporate threat from counterfeit and diversion is evaluated for the short and
John presents clients with multiple proven and cost efficient security solution
options for the stated requirements. John ensures that vetted solutions can be
deployed in the existing production of the product or packaging in line at present
process speeds with no costly off line operations to add the overt, covert or the
track and trace security features that are implemented.
Pippa Wells has over 20 years of international marketing and business development
experience. She was responsible for the marketing of De La Rue's government identity
systems, brand protection, secure commercial documents and cash handling solutions,
and prior to that for the marketing of the global business stationery brand,
Conqueror and a range of speciality papers at Arjo Wiggins.
She founded Integrated Marketing Matters (www.imm-ltd.com/security), providing
independent marketing and business development support to companies in the brand
protection, packaging, secure identity and document markets.
Pippa provides a broad range of support including: market research and analysis,
technology evaluation, company profiling for partnerships or acquisitions, strategy
development for market growth, product development and new market entry, marketing
planning, business development and integrated marketing communications.
Pippa has a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School and is a
Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). She has worked across Europe and
speaks fluent French and good German.