AIM Global: AIM Committee Updates Include RFID Experts Group (REG) Leadership Change
Warrendale, PA - March 8, 2010 - The Board of Directors of AIM, the international association and recognized authority on bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing, has adopted new Committee and Working Group Guidelines designed to encourage broader member participation and leadership in AIM technical committees and Board working groups. These guidelines include annual rotation of the chair position and elections of vice chairs to rotate into the chair position in the following year.
Since the vice chair position of the AIM RFID Experts Group (REG) is currently vacant, the AIM Board has appointed Mr. Rich Vossel, Strategic Programs Director for Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin Company, to assume the role of Chairman of the RFID Experts Group, effective April 1st. The REG will then elect a Vice Chair at its next meeting.
Founded in 2004, the REG is the AIM committee responsible for addressing the standards and issues associated with radio frequency identification (RFID). The REG is currently comprised of over 40 organizations from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The REG has authored five ISO Technical Reports (on Security, Recycling, ISO/IEC 18000-6C Labeling, installation of ISO/IEC 18000-6C reading systems and ISO/IEC TR24729-4-Tag Security.). The committee has also submitted The RFID Emblem (ISO/IEC 29160) as an ISO standard to assist in consumer notification of RFID and to assist in operational use of the technology.
"The AIM Board and technical community wish to express appreciation to Craig Harmon of QED Systems for his many years of leadership as REG chairman, and wish him continued success as an industry leader," states Dr. Clive Hohberger, Chairman of the AIM Board of Directors.
"AIM is pleased that Rich Vossel has accepted the role of chairperson of this important standards committee," continues Hohberger. "The REG is currently involved in the development of healthcare test protocols, as well as finalizing the acceptance of the RFID emblem as an ISO standard, so his experience within the REG and the RFID community will serve the industry well. As the scope of work in this committee expands, we will look to him for leadership and broad acceptance within the technical community."
For more information about the AIM RFID Experts Group and to participate, please contact the AIM US office.
About AIM: AIM is the industry association and worldwide authority on automatic identification (auto ID) and data collection technologies. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems that improve processes enterprise-wide. Serving members in 43 countries for 35 years, the Association has developed key technical specifications and guidelines that support the use of auto ID and mobile IT solutions.
AIM actively supports the development of technology standards, guidelines and best practices through its Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) and RFID Experts Group (REG), as well as through participation at the industry, national (ANSI) and international (ISO) levels.
AIM has an active educational and government relations focus, providing accurate and unbiased information on data collection technologies and the markets they serve. As part of its educational outreach, AIM publishes "RFID Connections" and "AIM Connections," the industry's longest-running e-newsletters on RFID and automatic data collection. The industry association also produces the annual AIM Expo conference and exposition for providers, users and integrators of auto ID and mobile IT solutions.