AIM North America Honors AIDC Industry Leaders
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Posted by: Cynthia Troup
AIM North America Honors AIDC Industry
Industry Award Winners Recognized at 40th
Anniversary AIM Summit
Cranberry Township, PA – October 15, 2013 – AIM North America, the industry association
and authority on bar code, RFID, RTLS and mobile computing, announced the
recipients of the 2013 AIM North America Awards during a special ceremony at
AIM’s 40th Anniversary Summit in Orlando, FL last week. Each year, the AIM North America Awards honor
individuals as well as organizations that not only promote the industry, but
demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies.
Principal at SRA International, who serves as the Lead Technical Advisor, DoD
Logistics Automatic Identification Technology Office, U.S. Transportation
Command, was selected as AIM North
America Professional of the Year. He
has been a significant contributor to AIM’s work in radio frequency
identification (RFID) and barcode standards, and has served in numerous
leadership roles with the association.
In addition, Mr. Kimball is a member of the U.S. delegation to the NATO
Asset Tracking Work Group and is the author of the NATO Standardization
Agreements on RFID and Unique Item Identification. Earlier this year, he was inducted into the AIDC 100, which
recognizes leadership and outstanding achievement in the AIDC industry. Established in 2007, the AIM North America Professional of the Year is
presented annually to an individual in recognition of innovative and
exceptional contributions to the development of the Automatic Identification
and Mobility industry through their work as a contributor, collaborator, or
The AIM North America Automatic Identification
Technology (AIT) Award, is sponsored by the AIM NA UID
and presented each year to an individual, committee, group, or organization
from the government sector that has championed the successful use of AIT within
the local, state, or national government.
The inaugural award was given to United
States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Senator Whitehouse has been a fierce advocate for the use of AIT in
government for many years, especially within the Department of Defense
(DoD). In 2012, he hosted a roundtable
discussion and technology expo on Capitol Hill which focused on how government
investment in item unique identification (IUID) barcode technology saves money
and helps protect the DoD supply chain.
This event proved successful in furthering government awareness of the
advantages of IUID innovations.
BlueStar, Inc. was honored
as the AIM North America Business of the Year. This award is presented annually to an
organization in recognition of outstanding contributions and service that have
furthered the growth of the AIDC industry. As a respected and responsible
leader, this company’s achievements certainly deserve special recognition. BlueStar
is the leading global distributor of a wide range of solutions-based
technologies and works exclusively with value added resellers, providing them
with complete solutions, business development and marketing support. Steve Cuntz, President of BlueStar and a
member of the AIM, Inc. Board of Directors, was on hand to
accept the award
AIM North America
America is the industry trade association that represents the Automatic
Identification and Mobility industry in the US, Canada and Mexico. AIM North
America provides education, news and information, legislative affairs, and
marketing resources to grow the businesses of the industry’s resellers, systems
integrators, solutions providers, manufacturers, and distributors. AIM North
America is a chapter of AIM, Inc., the worldwide authority on automatic identification
and mobility for more than 40 years.
For more information, contact the AIM
North America office.
20399 Route 19, Suite 203, Cranberry
Twp., PA 16066
+1 724 742 4473(Phone) | +1 724 742 4476(Fax)
Visit us at AIM North America.