Glenn’s Bio

Glenn Spitz is the founder and president of Webscan, Inc., a manufacturer of ANSI and ISO/IEC-compliant in-line and table-top bar code verifiers for both linear and 2D symbologies. Prior to founding Webscan in 1995, Spitz worked for 10 years at Symbol Technologies (now a subsidiary of Motorola), a leading manufacturer of bar code readers, where he was in charge of decode algorithm development.

Spitz has been personally involved in standards development with AIM, GS1 and ISO since the early 1990s. He is currently the Project Editor of six ISO standards* and a regular contributor to the AIM TSC and the BCID committee of GS1. He is a member of the U.S. TAG to ISO/IEC SC31 and a regular delegate to international SC31/WG1 workgroup meetings (the workgroup which controls the six documents of which he is the Project Editor).

Glenn Spitz has been a key innovator in the development of 2D bar code verification methodology and technology. He holds several patents related to bar code verification, including the 2001 patent entitled, Self-contained scanning and verifying apparatus with movably mounted scanning unit which enabled the first controlled verification of stacked symbologies such as PDF417. The related product was recognized as the one of the Russ Adams Top 10 of Frontline Expo 2000 for being the first raster verifier.

Spitz has published articles in magazines such as Flexo, the publication of the Foundation of the Flexographic Technology Association and Package Printing. In addition to countless customer training seminars, Glenn also has delivered educational presentations at numerous trade shows. Glenn holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, and he is active in the Alumni activities of both Universities and currently participates in Career Development activities with undergraduates at the State University of Colorado at Boulder.