AIM Welcomes 2023 Industry Group Chairs
Nominated by Peers to Continue Impactful Work and Service
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 30, 2023 | AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for 50 years in innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, welcomes incoming industry group chairs to lead initiatives in visibility technologies, RFID, and technical symbologies.
“I am excited to have these members lead our industry groups this year,” stated Mary Lou Bosco, CEO, AIM. “These chairs have exceptional experience to guide these groups in this interesting time in our industry.”
Kimberley McCann Reath Technology
Visibility Technologies Industry Group
Kimberley McCann is Engineering Lead at Reath Technology Ltd, a start-up that is tackling the challenge of single-use systems, with technology and design at the core. Leading the engineering team at Reath, she applies her knowledge of scaling systems and Agile project management. She has previously worked as part of NHS Scotland, where she helped to develop and improve the quality and delivery of health and social care across Scotland with her work on building a national digital platform. Kimberley also draws on her experience with a leading logistics software company, where she developed an appreciation for the importance of efficiency and automation. Her experience in designing and implementing large-scale digital systems has given her a deep understanding of the importance of accurate and reliable data. She is committed to finding sustainable and innovative solutions to complex problems.
RFID Experts Group
Scott Austin is the Director at Zugang Technology Connections. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the RFID and smartcard industries and over 30 years of C-Level international business experience, start-ups and M&A activity. Scott currently sits on the AIM Board. Scott is a former Director of the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association for Australasia. Scott brings a wealth of knowledge across the development and evolution of identification technologies across the omnichannel including the fast evolving internet of things (IoT) and recently crypto applications of blockchain.
Steven Keddie GS1 Global
Technical Symbology Committee
Steven Keddie is the AIDC Senior Director for GS1 Global Office. Steven is an electrical engineer with 22 years in automotive working for both tier one and OEM and 12 years in marking and coding. He is an industry expert on printing technology with two marking and coding patents. Steven is a 10-year member of the AIM TSC and author of “Is the GS1-128 Barcode on Course to Become the Preferred Standard for Retail Grocery and Foodservice Packaging?” and leads a global migration to 2D barcode initiative that will see 2D pervasively used in retail by 2027. He is a contributor to several SC31 work efforts and will be launching a new barcode resource for industry to ensure compliance with all GS1’s barcode syntaxes. Steven holds numerous patents and earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Ryerson Polytechnic Institute