MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 13, 2010 – David Shannon, senior vice president of Product Management, Marketing and Strategy for Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] company, has been elected to the ten-person Board of Directors of AIM, the international association for bar code, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and enterprise mobile computing. Savi is a leading provider of wireless supply chain and asset management solutions.
Shannon was elected to the Board along with Chuck Evanhoe, president of Evanhoe & Associates. “David and Chuck bring tremendous business experience and additional breadth of expertise to the slate of industry executives leading the strategic efforts of AIM within the industry,” Clive Hohberger, AIM chairman, stated in an AIM announcement earlier today. “Their willingness to invest the resources required to grow the market for automatic identification and mobility solutions is commendable.”
“It is an honor to join the Board of AIM at a pivotal time when wireless solutions are converging to bring greater efficiencies and improved processes to government and commercial organizations,” said Shannon. “AIM serves both technology providers and users by ensuring the highest standards are met within the Automatic Identification and Data Collection community.”
At Savi Technology, Shannon has overall responsibility for defining the company’s markets, developing strategies and integrated solutions (both hardware and software) to serve them, and in branding the company worldwide. He has been with Savi in a number of increasingly responsible positions since 1999, and previously spent 15 years at IBM in roles ranging from corporate distribution operations, supply chain/transportation research and development, consulting, product management, and marketing.
AIM 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 that improve processes enterprise-wide. Serving members in 43 countries for 35 years, the Association has developed key technical specification and guidelines that support the use of auto ID and mobile IT solutions. More information can be found at www.aimglobal.org or www.rfid.org.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], Savi is a leading provider of supply chain information and technology solutions and services. These capabilities include real-time solutions based on active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies that improve the visibility, management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. For more information, visit www.savi.com.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.