AIM 2016 Awards Look to Recognize Industry Leaders
Monday, March 07, 2016
an Industry Leader in Automatic Identification
Being Accepted for 2016 AIM Awards
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 7,
2016 | AIM,
the leading industry association, global authority and resource for knowledge,
education, advocacy and standards in barcode, RFID, the Internet of Things,
RAIN, RTLS, NFC and mobile computing, announced the opening of the nomination
period for its annual automatic identification and data capture industry
Each year, the AIM Awards honor
individuals as well as organizations that not only promote the industry, but
demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies.
Nominations for the AIM
2016 Awards are being sought to recognize outstanding achievement in five
specific categories. Open to both AIM members and non-members alike, the 2016
recipients, chosen by AIM’s global Board of Directors, will be honored at a
special presentation during AIM
Summit 2016 on May 2nd in Orlando, Florida.
Established in 1984, the Dilling Award is the highest award given in the
Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. It is presented to
executives, scientists, and engineers in recognition of outstanding
contributions that have furthered the growth of the industry through important
applications and new technological developments.
The Percival Award was established in 1982 to honor Don Percival, an
early founder and pioneer in the development of barcode scanning. The Award,
co-sponsored by the SCAN-Data Capture Report and AIM, is presented annually to
an individual or organization from the user community recognizing outstanding
contributions to the application of automatic identification and data capture
Named in honor of Ted Williams, an industry innovator, collaborator, and
long-time member of the AIM Technical Symbology Committee, the Williams
Award is presented each year to a professor or student in recognition of
innovative and exceptional contributions that can further the growth of the
automatic identification and mobility industry through their work as a teacher,
researcher, or entrepreneur.
The Gilligan Award was established in 2012 to honor a revolutionary
developer of supply chain standards across multiple industries. This award,
co-sponsored by AIM and the Material Handling Institute (MHI), is given to a
member of the industry that has made outstanding contributions to the
development of automatic identification and data communications (AIDC)
applications in materials handling and logistics in the supply chain.
Named in 2012 to honor life-long industry contributor and expert Bert Moore,
the Moore Excellence in Journalism Award recognizes a member of the
media whose unbiased communications contribute to a greater understanding of
the automatic identification and mobility industry as a whole.
The deadline for 2016 award nominations is April 1, 2016. Online
nomination forms can be accessed here,
or by visiting the AIM
website. For detailed award criteria information, visit AIM
All awards will be presented during a special ceremony set to take place during
AIM Summit 2016 on May 2nd at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando,
Florida. For more information about the AIM Summit, contact AIM headquarters at
+1.724.742.4470 or visit AIM
Summit 2016 online.