Nomination Period Opens for 2017 AIM Industry Awards
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Nominations for 2017 AIM
Industry Awards Sought
a Leader in Automatic Identification Today
Pennsylvania | November 16, 2016 |AIM,
the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification
industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards
to providers and users of these technologies for nearly half a century, has
announced the opening of the nomination period for its annual automatic
identification and data capture industry awards.
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
2017 Awards are being sought to recognize outstanding achievement in five
specific categories. Open to both AIM members and non-members alike, the 2017
recipients, chosen by AIM’s global Board of Directors, will be honored at a
special presentation during AIM
Summit 2017 on March 13, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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 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 technologies.
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 2017 award nominations is December 30, 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 2017 on March 13, 2017 at the Le Méridien Stuttgart Hotel
in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information about the AIM Summit, contact AIM
headquarters at +1.724.742.4470 or visit AIM
Summit 2017 online.