2017 AIM Award Winners Announced
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
AIM Honors 2017 Industry Award Winners
Awards Ceremony Takes Place During AIM Summit 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March
13, 2017 | AIM,
the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification
industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and
standards for nearly half a century, has just announced the recipients of
the 2017 AIM Awards during a special ceremony that concluded a short
time ago in Stuttgart, Germany. The ceremony was part of AIM
Summit 2017, the association's premier event which annually brings
together executives and leaders in the automatic identification and data
capture (AIDC) industry from around the world.
Glenn Spitz, Director of Engineering ID Products at Cognex
Corporation was selected as recipient of the 2017 Dilling Award.
Named for industry pioneer Richard Dilling, this award is considered to be
the highest honor given in the AIDC industry and recognizes lifetime
achievements that have furthered industry growth through significant
applications and new technological developments. Mr. Spitz was the
Founder & President of Webscan,
Inc. until it became a part of Cognex
in December 2016.
Shi Yu, CEO of Beijing
REN JU ZHI HUI Technology Co. Ltd., located in Beijing City, Peoples
Republic of China, received the 2017 Williams Award, given in
recognition of his effort to further the growth of the AIDC industry in
academia through work as a teacher, researcher or entrepreneur. He is
a leading researcher and expert in the Han Xin Code, for which he has
received international accolades.
AIM's 2017 Moore Award
was presented to Thorsten Aha, Chief Editor of the German-based
recognized in Europe as the leading magazine for users of automatic
identification and data collection. The Moore Award recognizes a
member of the media whose work exemplifies the qualities of honest,
educational and unbiased reporting in the AIDC industry.
In addition to the 2017 AIM Award winners, today's ceremony also paid
tribute to winners from the 2016 AIM Case Study Competition.
Accepting the award in the AIDC category was NOVEXX Solutions as
well as Omni-ID, winner in the Internet of Things category.
Both companies were on hand to accept their awards and will be presenting
the winning case studies during the afternoon session today at AIM Summit
2017. Interested parties may view details on each winning case study online
in the AIM
Case Study Competition section of AIM's website.
"The AIM Awards Class of
2017 represents amazing talent, diversity and commitment to our industry,”
said AIM Chief Operating Officer Mary Lou Bosco. "To have the
ability to recognize them, along with two of our Case Study Competition
winners, at the first AIM Summit to be convened in Europe in many years is
truly exciting. It reinforces how much AIM has evolved and the vast
opportunities that are ahead of us as AIM continues to expand around the
For more information,
biographies, or photos, visit the AIM
Industry Awards section on AIM’s website
or contact AIM Headquarters via email
or phone (+1.724.742.4470).