AIM NA Honors 2016 Awardees
Thursday, May 12, 2016
North America Honors AIDC Industry Leaders
Recognized at AIM Summit 2016 & RFID Journal LIVE!
Pennsylvania | May 12, 2016 | AIM
North America (AIM NA), the industry association and authority on barcode,
RFID, RAIN, RTLS, NFC, the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile enterprise
services and solutions, announced the recipients of the 2016 AIM North America
Awards during two special events last week in Orlando, Florida. Each
year, the AIM North America Awards honor individuals as well as organizations
that not only promote the industry, but demonstrate significant contributions
to enhanced and new technologies in automatic identification and data capture
This year the University of Memphis (UM) was honored as the 2016 AIM
North America Business of the Year. This award is presented to an
organization in recognition of outstanding contributions and service that have
furthered the growth of the AIDC industry.
The Department of Engineering Technology, part of the Herff
College of Engineering at UM, is well known for its support of the AIDC Teachers
Institute, one of the premier educational facilities for academics who teach
automatic identification at both the secondary and collegiate levels. In
addition, the University also hosts the Automatic Identification Laboratory
(AutoID), a state-of-the-art research lab positioned to promote the usage of
all autoID technologies. As a respected and responsible leader, the
University’s achievements certainly deserve special recognition.
Accepting the award on UM’s behalf at the AIM Summit 2016 Awards Luncheon was
Kevin Berisso, PhD, an AIM member and former chair of AIM’s Internet of Things
Steve Halliday, President of High
Tech Aid, located in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, was selected as the 2016 AIM
North America Professional of the Year. Mr. Halliday is an AIDC
industry veteran with expertise in a wide variety of automatic identification
technologies. He is involved in numerous industry organizations,
including ISO, ANSI, and AIDC 100, in addition to his role as President of the
RAIN RFID Alliance (RAIN),
a global organization and industry alliance of AIM, Inc. which promotes the
universal adoption of RAIN technology solutions across vertical markets.
Established in 2007, the AIM North America Professional of the Year is
presented annually to an individual in recognition of innovative and
exceptional contributions to the development of the AIDC industry through their
work as a contributor, collaborator, or mentor.
Mr. Halliday was recognized and accepted the award at the AIM Industry
Partnership Breakfast held during this year’s RFID Journal LIVE!
For more information, biographies, or photos, visit the AIM NA website
or contact AIM NA headquarters via email or phone (+1.724.742.4473).
About AIM North America
AIM North America is the industry association that
represents the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry in the
US, Canada and Mexico real. AIM North America provides education, news and
information, legislative affairs, and marketing resources to grow the
businesses of the industry’s resellers, systems integrators, solutions
providers, manufacturers, and distributors. AIM North America is a chapter of
AIM, Inc., the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility for
more than 40 years. Visit us at AIM
North America (www.aim-na.org).