Management Team

Our corporate leaders and board of directors

Dr. Klaus Ackerstaff

Dr. Klaus Ackerstaff // Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Klaus Ackerstaff joined Datamars in 2006 as COO and was appointed CEO on January 1st, 2007. He studied at the University of Hamburg, Germany then at the University of Indiana at Bloomington before returning to Hamburg to receive his Doctorate Degree. He has held the positions of CTO, COO and CEO at various multinational technology and communications companies. In addition to his technology background, he has led corporate expansions into new geographies, mergers and acquisitions and has extensive investor and client relations experience.

Daniele Della Libera

Daniele Della Libera // Chief Operating Officer

Daniele Della Libera joined Datamars in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Datamars, he held the positions of CFO and COO at leading private and publicly traded software and technology companies in Europe. Mr. Della Libera has longstanding international experience in strategic consulting and corporate finance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Damien Pachoud

Damien Pachoud // Chief Technology Officer

Damien Pachoud joined Datamars in 2005 as an engineer after working as a researcher in Australia. In 2007 he became manager of the transponder R&D group, and was appointed to the position of Chief Technology Officer in 2011. He oversees the Datamars Product Innovation Process and is responsible for ensuring the integration of Datamars technology worldwide. Mr. Pachoud holds a Master’s Degree in Micro Technology Engineering and a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Biomedical Engineering , both from EPFL in Lausanne (Swiss Institute of Technology).

Mauro Nicola

Mauro Nicola // Executive VP Engineering & Quality

Mauro Nicola joined Datamars in 2007 as Vice President of Operations. He heads the production department at Datamars’ headquarters in Bedano and is responsible for the company’s production facilities in Italy and Thailand. Mr. Nicola holds a degree in physics from the University of Torino, Italy and has extensive business experience in the semiconductor and automotive industries.

Riccardo Mazzolini

Riccardo Mazzolini // General Manager Textile Identification

Riccardo Mazzolini joined Datamars in 2014 as General Manager of Textile ID Business Unit. He is responsible for leading Datamars organisation dedicated to the Textile service market. Mr. Mazzolini has an extensive management experience gained through various positions held in the aerospace industry. He obtained his MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.