Industry Leader Receives Percival Award

AIM Global (Warrendale, Pa.), the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility and SCAN: The Data Capture Report, the management and marketing newsletter of automatic data capture since 1977, presented the 2006 Don Percival Award to Dr. Patrick F. King in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Automatic Identification and Mobility Solutions. The award was announced at the AIM Awards Gala on February 22 during the AIM Showcase held February 22-24 in Newport Beach, Calif.

Working together with the Michelin teams, industry and international organizations, King's vision and leadership has led to the establishment of a single tire standard. He continues to work towards the development of global standards in the area of RFID applications, quality, and data content.

He is a member of industry, national and international standardization organizations concerning RFID and supply chain initiatives including AIM Global, AIM Global's RFID Experts Group, EPCglobal, AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), Odette (European Automotive Industry), JAPIA (Japan Auto Parts Industries Association), and JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association).

With more than 10 years of experience within the Auto ID industry, King is currently the Global Electronics Strategist for Group Michelin.

Michelin Group is the world’s number one tire manufacturer and is active on all continents. Michelin has played an active role at every stage of the automotive adventure.

The Percival Award was established in 1982 to honor Don Percival, an early founder and pioneer in the development of barcode scanning. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization from the user community recognizing outstanding contributions to the application of automatic identification and data capture technologies.

Source: AIM Global

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