Each year, the AIM North America Awards honor individuals as well as organizations that not only promote the industry, but demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies in automatic identification and data capture (AIDC).
This year, Zebra Technologies was honored as the 2017 AIM North America Business of the Year. This award is presented to an organization in recognition of outstanding contributions and service that have furthered the growth of the AIDC industry.
Zebra, a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, has provided more than 45 years of technology expertise, leadership and innovation to global enterprises. Today, 95% of Fortune 500 companies across the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and logistics and retail industries are implementing Zebra solutions.
Accepting the award on Zebra's behalf was Bob Sanders, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Data Capture Solutions at Zebra Technologies.
Joel Kahn, North America / Latin America Channel Business Development Manager for the Data Capture Business Unit at Zebra Technologies was named the 2017 AIM North America Professional of the Year.
Established in 2007, the AIM North America Professional of the Year is presented annually to an individual in recognition of innovative and exceptional contributions to the development of the AIDC industry through their work as a contributor, collaborator, or mentor.
Mr. Kahn, who regularly states he has the best job at Zebra being in a position to help customers on a daily basis, has more than 40 years of industry experience. In his current role, he is responsible for supporting distributors throughout North and Latin America.
AIM announced Tesco as the recipient of the 2017 Percival Award during a special ceremony that concluded a short time ago in Phoenix Arizona. The ceremony was part of the annual AIM Partnership Breakfast held during RFD Journal LIVE!
The Percival Award, co-sponsored by AIM and SCAN – The Data Capture Report, honors outstanding contributions in the user community. It was established in 1982 to honor Don Percival, an early founder and pioneer in scanning. The award is presented each year to an individual or organization from the user community recognizing outstanding contributions to the application of automatic identification and data capture technologies.
Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers. Established in 1919, the UK-based business was built around a mission to be the champion for customers, and today’s team of more than 480,000 Tesco employees worldwide strives to serve shoppers a little better every day. Tesco has deployed RFID in hundreds of stores for accurate inventory management of the Tesco F&F fashion brand — one of the largest and most thorough retail RFID deployments in the world.
Accepting the award on behalf of Tesco was Chris Heys, who is currently leading the Tesco team in the implementation of their new inventory management solution.
Earlier this year, AIM Chief Operating Officer Mary Lou Bosco spoke to all of the award winners, "The AIM Awards Class of 2017 represents amazing talent, diversity and commitment to our industry...how much AIM has evolved and the vast opportunities that are ahead of us as AIM continues to expand around the globe."