TAG Company's executive management team has led the growth of TAG over the past 10 years. With a wealth of experience in the EAS industry, the team has worked with many of the UK's leading retailers, and developed numerous market leading solutions and services.
Richard Cowan, Director
Richard Cowan, under his position as Managing Director of Entertainment UK – a Division of Woolworths Group Plc, led the conception and development of TAG’s patented Self Seal Tag product range. In 2004, upon retirement from E UK, Richard took a position of Director with TAG UK, and is a board member of TAG BVI. His depth of knowledge within retail, and more specifically the entertainment media sector has enabled TAG to further develop the Self Seal Tag, and become the industry leaders in this sector.
Jon Marchese, CEO
Jon leads the Sales, Marketing and Business Development for TAG's UK and European businesses, and is also responsible for Product Development in this region. Having joined TAG in 2003 from Redcliffe Magtronics Ltd, Jon has lead programmes to help define and develop TAG's RF and AM Technology platforms, and has worked with some of the leading retailers across Europe. He is responsible for the management of TAG's UK Sales Team, and for the establishment and management of TAG's European Partner Programme, which covers all major territories in EMEA.
Suzanne Connell, Director of Operations and Company Secretary
Suzanne is a founding member of the company and is largely responsible for establishing TAG’s operational infrastructure. Suzanne joined the company in 2000 from Rolls Royce PLC, and was responsible for the development and growth of TAG’s patented Self Seal Tag™ product line, positioning TAG as the market leader in disposable entertainment media security tagging.
Suzanne has coordinated the supply chain logistics for major chain-wide rollouts of security solutions to leading retailers including Woolworths, Morrisons, HMV, Virgin Megastore, ASDA, Superdrug and many others. Suzanne is responsible for TAG’s EMEA Supply Chain Logistics, Finance, Legal, and Operations functions.
Richard Bawamia, Director of Service
Richard leads and drives the technical support, service, installation, and maintenance programs for TAG’s UK and European business. Richard joined TAG after six stellar years at Sensormatic where he led project and service programs for major retailers including Boots, TK Maxx and Tesco. At TAG, Richard has created a team which has a reputation for first-class customer service and program management. Richard has revolutionised the way in which modern EAS programs are run through the introduction of state-of-the-art planning tools and fully customized Service Level Agreements. Under Richard, TAG successfully rolled out the largest and fastest UK EAS program (Woolworths), encompassing 821 stores in 10 working months. Other major programs include Morrisons, Superdrug (AS Watson), ASDA (WAL-MART), Virgin Megastore, and HMV to name but a few.