Rainer Rettig is Managing Director of ARE CON. He began his career with Hoechst AG, and worked for VKW Staufen Folien (Ineos) as project manager Smart Card Films. He has previously worked for Novacard Informationssystemen GmbH, where he was Managing Director. In 1998, after working for PAV Card, he joined ACG AG which was integrated into Assa Abloy ITG. During this integration he served as ACG’s Director BU Secure-ID and continued working for Assa Abloy as BS Manager Government. He has a degree in Polymer Technology from the University of Applied Sciences of Darmstadt.