AIM Announces 2021 Industry Group Chairs

Appointment of AIM's 2021 Industry Group Chairs

Online PR News – 18-February-2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for nearly 50 years in innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, is pleased to announcement the appointment of the 2021 Industry Group Chairs.

“Each of these individuals illustrate our mission to advance the interest of our members through strategic, technological developments,” said Chuck Evanhoe, AIM Board Chair. “They are engaged and demonstrate their focus and leadership on strengthening the industry in a way that will let AIDC technologies flourish.”

Track and Trace Industry Group Chair (T&T)
Susan Flake is the Director of RFID Business Development for Zebra Technologies. She has over 35 years’ experience in retail, the last fifteen focusing on expanding the item-level RFID initiatives in the retail and hospitality markets. As an active board member of both the GS1 Apparel and General Merchandise Group and Auburn University and member of RAIN and various Food Service Engagement Groups, she champions cross-functional RFID initiatives and thought leadership campaigns while working closely within the industry to bring the age of digitalization to Zebra’s customers.

Internet of Things Industry Group Chair (IoT)
Scott Austin is the Senior Executive Vice President, Everledger. He leads their business in the Americas, making technology breakthroughs that solve the challenges facing clients. Scott has over 20 years’ experience in the development and evolution of Identification Technologies (Smartcard/RFID/NFC), Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies, supported through his Certificate in Future Commerce, Financial Technology from MIT.

RFID Experts Group Chair (REG)
Bud Courville joins us from EM Microelectronics serving as an RFID Project Manager. Bud has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with a focus on product and business development, project, and program management. Bud graduated from Montana State University with a BSEE and is a certified project management professional.

Technical Symbology Committee Chair (TSC)
Terry Burton is the Principal at Terry Burton Consulting. is a computing professional with more than twenty years’ experience in IT security, systems engineering, architecture and standards development. He is a recognized subject matter expert in the field of barcode generation with affiliations to AIM TSC and ADC1 (U.S. T.A.G. to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31) and GS1 BCID TG. He is currently providing IT and AutoID consultancy to the private sector, global standards bodies and Higher Education. He continues to be a major contributor to barcode symbology standards.

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