Industry Association Taps Pat Byrne for Board of Directors
AIM Global, the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility, today announced the election of Intermec President and CEO, Patrick J. Byrne to its Board of Directors.
As a not-for-profit industry organization, AIM Global's mission is to expand the understanding, adoption and use of data collection technology by driving international standards, providing timely, unbiased and commercial-free news and educational resources. Board representatives are elected by the AIM Global membership for a two-year term.
The current board also includes executives from ACURA Technologies, ADC Technologies, Avery Dennison, Datalogic Scanning, FEIG Electronic, Honeywell Imaging and Mobility, Lowry Computer Products, Motorola, Sirit, TAGSYS, Texas Instruments, and Zebra Technologies.
"As an industry association, we are seeing an increasing convergence of automatic identification and data collection technologies that is revolutionizing how business is conducted worldwide," said AIM Global president Dan Mullen. "Data collection technology and mobile computing touches every enterprise, from healthcare to industrial manufacturing and beyond. Mr. Byrne has the background and global expertise required to augment the current Board as they define strategic goals for continued growth in our industry."
Mr. Byrne joined Intermec as President and Chief Executive Officer and was also elected to the company's Board of Directors in July, 2007. Byrne is a 24-year veteran of Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies where he held increasingly responsible positions in Research, Engineering, Marketing and General Management. He was most recently Senior VP of Agilent Technologies, Inc. and President of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group, and prior to that he was VP and General Manager of Agilent's Wireless Business Unit.
Byrne received his BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the Board of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University.
About AIM Global
AIM Global is the industry association and worldwide authority on automatic identification and data collection technologies. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems. Serving members in 43 countries for nearly 35 years, the association has developed key technical specifications and guidelines that support the use of automatic identification technologies.
AIM Global actively supports the development of AIDC standards through its own Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), North American and Global Standards Advisory Groups, and RFID Experts Group (REG) as well as through participation at the industry, national (ANSI) and international (ISO) levels.
AIM Global has an active educational focus, providing accurate and unbiased information on data collection technology. As part of its educational outreach, AIM Global publishes "RFID Connections" and AIM Connections the industry's oldest and most respected e-newsletters on RFID and automatic data collection.