Marcel Keschner is an electrical engineer, having graduated from Drexel University in 1981.
He founded Markel Engineers in 1984, specializing in technology applied to production and logistics. For the past 40 years, Marcel has designed and deployed state of the art supply management systems for Pepsi Co., Nabisco; IBM and other fortune 100 companies across four continents.
In 2016, Marcel and his cousin Warren Keschner, a CPA with over 30 years of experience in retail, founded kcode LLC in order to develop a state-of-the-art supply chain management product for retail, based on RFID technology.
Marcel has initiated and implemented some of the most innovative technical projects for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), increasing the reach and impact of IEEE to underserved populations. He wanted to help pre-university students understand the basic concepts of science and engineering; the result was the E-Scientia project, presently installed in science museums in China, India, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and South Africa.
In 2011, Marcel received the Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education from the IEEE Educational Activities Board for the development of the E-Scientia program, and in 2019 the Richard M. Emberson Award for promoting technical activities and education for underserved populations.
Marcel is a member of the IEEE Communications, Microwave Theory, and Techniques, and Antennas and Propagation societies, as well as the IEEE Council on RFID.