Steve is the President of High Tech Aid, a company based in Pittsburgh, PA providing consulting services about Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies. He graduated from the University of Manchester, UK, with a degree in Electronic Engineering and he has been involved in automatic identification and data capture technologies since 1980. He is a member of the AIDC 100 and is the 2010 winner of the Richard R Dilling award for services to the AIDC industry. He is also a 2012 winner of the IEC 1906 Award and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Prior to forming High Tech Aid, Steve was vice president, technology for AIM Inc., a trade association for manufacturers, consultants, systems integrators, and users involved in automatic identification and data capture.
Steve has had numerous papers and articles published on technology subjects. He is the chairman of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 committee responsible for creating RFID air interface standards, vice chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to SC 31 and vice chairman to the TAG to the JTC 1 special working group on the Internet of Things. He is the editor/publisher of High Tech AIDCourier, a free monthly newsletter for the AIDC community and is a frequent speaker at events around the world.
Steve works with companies that are looking at Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies and helps them to understand where the technology is going, what standards they may need to encompass, and how to achieve their requirements. His client list includes both technology providers and technology users.