DoD Official Wins Percival Award

AIM Inc., the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, and "SCAN: The Data Capture Report," recently presented the 2004 Don Percival Award to Alan Estevez, assistant deputy undersecretary of Defense (Supply Chain Integration).

Estevez was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Automatic Identification and Mobility Solutions. The presentation was made during the AIM Annual Membership Meeting held in Atlanta.

Estevez is responsible for the development of global supply chain management and distribution policies and procedures to support the warfighters’ operational requirements in the 21st century. Estevez is currently leading the implementation efforts for the DoD radio frequency identification (RFID) policy issued on October 2, 2003, by the acting undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Michael Wynne. Estevez and the DoD are developing integrated logistics and support mechanisms, including the use of both passive and active RFID, which will improve readiness, streamline logistics and reduce costs.

The Percival Award was established in 1982 to honor Don Percival, an early founder and pioneer in the development of bar code scanning. The award, co-sponsored by the "SCAN: the Capture Report" and AIM, is presented annually to an individual or organization from the user community in recognition of outstanding contributions to the application of automatic identification and data capture technologies.

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