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Meet Gary

Meet Gary

An entrepreneurial-minded person, Gary Jahnke has a deep interest in new business development and strategic planning. He has over 30 years of experience in labeling systems and barcode technologies and has worked in sales, marketing and management roles before forming his own company. He launched Huzzard Consulting, LLC in 2010 to help organizations eliminate pain points, capitalize on opportunities, and improve overall efficiency by creatively combining barcode technologies, labeling systems and application development.

Gary earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has served on the boards of several community organizations including the Appleton Area School District Board of Education and the Appleton Education Foundation. He is currently a Miracle League coach.

Meet the Appleton Wisconsin Customer Support Team

Creating irresistible value by transforming processes and people through the creative application of technology and the never ending desire to improve.

Austin

Austin

Fulfillment Specialist
Jarrett

Jarrett

Marketing Intern
Kyle

Kyle

Technology Support Specialist II
Matt

Matt

Vendor Managed Inventory and Fulfillment
Ric

Ric

Vendor Managed Inventory and Fulfillment
Ryan

Ryan

Media Specialist
Tyler

Tyler

Billing and Procurement

Overview of Huzzard Data Systems

Creating value through technology

“Huzzard Systems was the key player in our transition to generating serial number labels on-demand on our production lines. Their knowledge of label materials, barcode technologies, printing, programming and systems integration is outstanding“

— Production Manager, Industrial Equipment Manufacturer.

The origin of the name Huzzard.

When starting a company, it can be very challenging to find a domain name that has not been registered. With 400,000 URL

registrations happening per day, many creative and meaningful names are already taken! I wanted a name, or word, that was available, unique and memorable.

My inspiration for the name of the company came from the character in a book that re-surfaced in the summer of 2010 after my 21 year old college daughter cleaned her room. On top of a stack of books ready to be donated was a book called Huzzard Buzzard. Huzzard Buzzard is the story of a buzzard’s quest to learn how to fly. It was one of the first books my daughter learned to read. In essence, it is a story about having a goal, networking, utilizing different resources, failing, persevering, and ultimately, reaching the goal. Not only was the story meaningful to me because of the connection to my daughter, I felt it was transferable to business goals. Huzzard Buzzard tells the story of what happens every day in business as organizations try to improve their processes and comply with various regulations – have a goal, experience failure, network with the right resources, and achieve said goal. This is Huzzard Data Systems’ reason for being!

If you would like a copy of the book Huzzard Buzzard, please contact Huzzard Data Systems and I will be glad to send you one (free) for a special child in your life.

Gary Jahnke, Founder