Garz & Fricke Inc. strengthens U.S. leadership team with appointment of James Hoagland as senior solution engineer

Garz & Fricke Inc.

Adding a highly qualified embedded software engineer with a strong leadership component to its growing U.S. office, Garz & Fricke Inc. today announced the appointment of James Hoagland as its Senior Solutions Engineer.  In his new role, Hoagland is responsible for crafting customized, state-of-the art engineering solutions for the company’s clients.  Garz & Fricke enjoys a superb global reputation for successfully tackling comprehensive design challenges through the deployment of innovative hardware and software products.

An experienced Embedded Software Engineer with a heavy emphasis on embedded Linux, Mr. Hoagland previously worked for John Deere Electronic Solutions where he developed next-generation telematic gateways and touch screen displays. He is well versed in hardware/software integration and is fluent in Scrum software development and Yocto Linux Board Support Package (BSP) implementation.  As a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Hoagland currently serves as the Cyber Protection Team Crew Lead, bringing a wealth of understanding regarding online risk assessment and security.

“We’re thrilled to have James join our team.  His expertise in embedded systems and devices and his proven track record of leadership will serve us well as we quickly expand our U.S. footprint,” said Dr. Arne Dethlefs, CEO of Garz & Fricke Inc.  “I look forward to working with James on designing and manufacturing advanced, state-of-the-art solutions for our clients.”

Adds Hoagland: “For nearly 30 years the Garz & Fricke name has been synonymous with quality and innovation in the world of embedded software and devices, and I am eager to enhance that reputation by offering our North American customers best-in-class solutions and support.”

Mr. Hoagland holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Montana State University, Bozeman.

About Garz & Fricke Inc.

Based in Edina, MN, Garz & Fricke Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Garz & Fricke Group located in Hamburg, Germany that is renowned for creating customized solutions around Touch Screen Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Single Board Computers (SBC) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) applications. Garz & Fricke Inc. has adopted an Industry 4.0 approach that integrates leading-edge technologies to produce highly individualized solutions to clients within the medical device and industrial food service industries, among many others.

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