John Hill, director of St. Onge Co., was an officer of automatic data collection, material handling and supply chain execution systems firms with over 100 successful AIDC (bar code, RFDC & RFID), warehouse equipment and warehouse (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) systems installations.  Hill’s experience includes supply chain benchmarking and strategy development, network and operations performance optimization, process and systems design, and the selection and deployment of technology and systems.  He has led consulting engagements including logistics assessments, requirements analysis and the development of specifications, supplier selection, training and coordination of material handling, data collection and warehouse/transportation management system implementations for companies such as Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, Fresh Express/Chiquita, Fresh & Easy (Tesco), General Electric, General Motors, the Gillette Company, Hewlett-Packard, Inland Steel, the Keebler Company, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, Litton Industries, Lockheed, Menlo Logistics, Owens & Minor, Pepsi Bottling Group, RJ Reynolds Packaging, and many others. Hill is co-founder, former chair and emeritus member of the Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) Trade Association.  He’s a charter member of AIDC 100, a non-profit association of automatic identification / data capture professionals who have significantly contributed to the growth of the industry.  He’s former president of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. and the Material Handling Institute, Inc.  Hill is also former member of the Board of Governors and current executive Roundtable member of the Material Handling Industry (MHI).  He co-founded MHI’s Supply Chain Execution Systems & Technologies and Integrated Systems & Controls groups.  He began his career with 3M Company and serves(d) on the boards of several industry firms including Computer Identics, DataMax, ESYNC, Source Technologies and TrueDemand. Hill is a recipient of the 1997 Norman L. Cahners and 2004 Reed-Apple awards for contributions to the U.S. material handling industry