AIDC Industry Leaders Honored by AIM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
AIDC Industry Leaders Honored by AIM
Winners Recognized for Significant Contributions
Township, PA – November 20, 2014 – AIM, the industry association and
worldwide authority on barcode, RFID, RTLS, NFC and mobile computing, announced
the recipients of the 2014 AIM Industry Awards during a special ceremony at
AIM Summit 2014 in Crystal City,
Virginia, which recently brought together AIDC leaders from around the world.
The Richard R. Dilling Award is considered to be the
highest award given in the AIDC industry in recognition of lifetime
achievements that have furthered industry growth through significant
applications and new technological developments. The 2014 recipient, Frank Sharkey, Global Technology
Director at GS1, is recognized internationally as an industry expert with
experiences in multiple aspects. With a
career that spans more than 40 years in academia as well as with solution
providers his experience, personal knowledge and contributions to the industry
are difficult to match.
John M. Hill, Director
of the St. Onge Company, was named the recipient of the Allan Gilligan Award, co-sponsored by AIM and the
Material Handling Institute (MHI), which recognizes outstanding contributions
to the development of AIDC applications in materials handling and logistics in
the supply chain. Mr. Hill, an expert in
all aspects of supply chain management, is a member of the prestigious AIDC 100
organization and more than 40 years ago was a co-founder of the Automatic
Identification of Manufacturers Trade Association, which today has grown to
international status as AIM, Inc.
CEO of Edgell Communications, was
awarded the Bert
Moore Excellence in Journalism Award.
The award recognizes a member of the media whose work exemplifies the
qualities of honest, educational and unbiased reporting in the automatic identification
and data capture (AIDC) industry.
Don Percival Award, co-sponsored by AIM and SCAN – The Data Capture Report, was presented
this year to Rodeina Davis, former
VP & CIO of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.
It honors outstanding contributions to the application of AIDC
technologies in the user community. Prior
to her recent retirement, Ms. Davis was involved in a variety of initiatives to
enhance blood banking safety and instrumental in the development of the barcode
labeling standard for blood products, adopted as an FDA Industry Consensus
Standard and implemented in the U.S. and abroad.
collaborative effort to further the growth of the AIDC industry in academia is
the basis for the Ted Williams Award, which was given to Daniel W. Engels, PhD of Southern
Methodist University. Dr. Engels has
been a pioneer in the development of RFID and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies,
and is one of the original architects of the Electronic Product Code (EPC)
system that is deployed in the U.S. Department of Defense and retail supply chains
worldwide. He is an internationally
recognized author and holds five patents.
efforts of these individuals,” said Chuck Evanhoe, Chairman of
AIM, Inc., "our industry would not be as
strong and successful as it is today – or will be tomorrow. Everyone involved in the AIDC industry is
indebted to their commitment to our profession and we applaud their selection.”
For more 40 years, AIM has served as the association
and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and
networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are manufacturers,
distributors, resellers and end-users of barcode, RFID, RTLS and mobile
computing solutions. AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of
Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the
Visit us online at www.aimglobal.org.