AIM North America is taking the time to honor the winners of their highly recognized awards
Sheila Marino Gill – Sheila has been newly elected to the AIM NA Board of Directors for this upcoming year and she’s set to hold a 2-year term. At Honeywell, she’s responsible for all of their channel sales in the Eastern region with over 18 partners. She works with all verticals to provide technical support, marketing assistance, sales engagement, and presentations on varying solutions. She also administers on-site support and manages DMAR nationally. Outside of Honeywell, she has extensive expertise as an account manager in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, transportation, healthcare, and field ser
Joel Meyer – Joel is another newly elected official on AIM NA’s Board and will hold a 2-year term with the organization. His lead profession involves his participation in Automatic Identification & Data Capture (AIDC) for Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) where he is the active Executive Vice President and specializes in specifications and standards. For over 20 years, Joel has been working on initiatives to propagate digital watermarking in various industry standards, including digital music initiatives, movie copy protections, Digital Cinema Media Servers, Audience Measurement, Broadcast Monitoring, Copyright Management, and so much more.
Jeanne Duckett – Jeanne has been reappointed for this role and is set to serve a 3-year term for AIM NA. When she’s not devoting time to AIM, she’s serving Avery Dennison as their Technology Development and Printer Research Manager, where she handles various RFID, networking, and advanced technology initiatives. She is an experienced Engineering Professional with a focus in Automatic Identification, where she also holds several patents for her ideas.
As the unbiased resource for networking, education, advocacy, and standards, AIM North America members grow their business by fostering the effective use and adoption of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions in all vertical markets.
The current board also includes executives from Aware Innovations, CDO Technologies, Danzz Consulting, and Technologies ROI.
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- Tech-Enabled Traceability and Foodborne Outbreak Response
- Smarter Tools and Approaches for Prevention
- Adapting to New Business Models and Retail Food Safety Modernization
- Food Safety Culture
The new blueprint elaborates on the four core elements that will be driving the initiative, in addition to stating the values and principles the FDA aims to advance through their work. Building on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on preventing food-borne illnesses rather than purely responding by tracing back from foodborne outbreaks. In the months since the launch of this new initiative, there has been a public meeting, as well as an opportunity for public comment on the FDA’s design and approach.
AIM North America supports these efforts to create a safer, digital, and traceable food supply chain. The use of asset tracking technologies such as barcodes, RFID, RTLS, and IoT, enable traceability systems to identify contaminated foods, trace them to their origin, and to implement a strategic recall both addressing the issue and minimizing the supply chain impact. Enabling the digital food supply chain will both boost the confidence of the consumer while reducing supply chain costs.
“Implementation of asset tracking technologies can harmonize the food supply chain visibility from farm to table,” stated Mary Lou Bosco, COO AIM North America. “The retail industry has been utilizing these technologies for decades to reduce waste, provide accurate inventory management, and maximize efficiencies.”
AIM North America also submitted comments to the FDA General Principles for Food Standards Modernization which would establish a set of general principles for food standards for FDA to use when considering whether to establish, revise, or eliminate a food standard. Read AIM NA’s submitted comments here.
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