| Uwe Quiede attained his University Entrance Diploma (A-Level) studying engine building, particularly conveyor technique and logistics. From 1987 to 1989, Quiede worked for MTU Friedrichshafen, a motor-building company, as the assistant head of the department of logistics. From 1989 to 1991, he was the administrator of logistics at Wirtgen GmbH, a firm dealing in road-works machines. Since 1991, he has been employed at Kaufhof Warernhaus AG, working with retailers and department stores. His duties include serving as the project manager for warehouse planning and realization; project manager for personal placement system, planning and realization; and head of department business coordination in the company's Cologne, Germany-based Åwarehouse. Since January 2002, Quiede has been the head of the labeling systems department; he has also functioned as the RFID project manager since July 2002.