Intermec, Inc. has announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Arvin Danielson, a 37-year veteran of Intermec, received AIM's highest honour - the Richard R. Dilling Award – at the 2012 AIM Summit in Chicago. AIM, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, selects one Dilling Award Recipient annually, presented to executives, scientists and engineers for their outstanding contributions that further the growth of the industry.
Danielson joined Intermec in 1975 and has since held several engineering and technical management positions in R&D, and is the inventor or co-inventor on more than 85 current patents. He has been directly involved in the innovation of many technological firsts including linear imaging, portable printing, smart battery, pen-based portable computing, wireless PAN, and MEMS laser scanning. In the early 1990s, he was responsible for establishing the Intermec Asia Pacific business as the managing director of Asia Pacific. He currently has responsibilities for technology direction, standards development, new IP development, and bar code scanning engine and decode development.
According to Chuck Evanhoe, AIM board chairman, "This year's Dilling Award recipient, Arvin Danielson, exemplifies the outstanding work that results when you combine intellect, leadership, and dedication. AIM is doubly fortunate that he serves on the AIM Inc. board of directors."
"I am incredibly honoured and humbled to be recognized by AIM with the 2012 Richard R. Dilling Award," said Danielson. "I hope it not only showcases my passion for technology and innovation but my dedication toward the advancement of the AIDC industry as a whole."
The Dilling Award was established in 1984 and named for Richard R. Dilling, an industry pioneer and former Vice President of AIM. It is the highest award given in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. The recipient is nominated and selected by the AIM president, and committee of the industry's elite.