SKIDATA appoints new leader for North America

SKIDATA, Inc. – a global leader in access control and revenue solutions – have appointed Stefan Schaffner as CEO & Senior Vice President North America.


SKIDATA has experienced tremendous growth in the US market – more than doubling their revenue, office locations and employees since 2014. This hyper growth has made SKIDATA the largest access control provider in the US. This evolution will kick into overdrive in 2018 as the company embarks on the largest merger in its history with the integration of Sentry Control Systems.


SKIDATA has tapped Stefan Schaffner as the Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President North America to lead this new organisation. Mr. Schaffner will oversee the merger, while guaranteeing the continued high level of customer service and efficiency that SKIDATA customers rely on.


Mr. Schaffner is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of distribution, sales, operations and general management experience. After the successful establishment of SKIDATA South Africa, Mr. Schaffner was appointed to the SKIDATA Group’s Executive Team in Austria as Senior Vice President of Operations where he crafted and implemented the delivery and service strategy for the global organisation.


Mr. Schaffner succeeds Alexander Christl who led the SKIDATA US organisation since 2015. Mr. Christl will return to SKIDATA Headquarters in Austria after a successful 3-year tenure.


Julie White, the newly recruited CFO and Head of Finance & Administration will support Mr. Schaffner in his new role. Ms. White brings nearly 20 years of Finance and Operations experience in small business and large enterprises across several industries.


The Leadership team will continue to expand SKIDATA’s US presence by driving the digitalisation of revenue and access control through state of the art online solutions and services.


Mr. Schaffner said:

The future of the industry is swiftly transforming from analogue to digital solutions. SKIDATA’s cloud-based platform enables Operators and Landlords to join the digital world today.


Providing customer-specific integrated solutions and high performing business services that drive revenue and maximise profits will be the key to success.


SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trend setting solutions. We are ready to help our customers unlock the power of SKIDATA.



Established in 2000, SKIDATA, Inc. is part of SKIDATA AG, a global leader in the field of access and revenue control solutions. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimise performance and maximise profits.


There are nearly 10,000 SKIDATA systems worldwide, in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks. These systems provide secure and reliable access and entry control for both people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are innovative, intuitive and secure.


SKIDATA Group ( belongs to the publicly-traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.



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