was a true pioneer of bar code development.
From 1960 through 1968 he led the 3M Company
label development to parallel the
Sylvania/GTE scanner invention and
deployment, a joint effort to identify and
track the movement of railroad cars.
In 1968 he became an early ‘Venture
Capitalist when he personally invested
$100,000 to assist AIDC 100 members David
Collins and Chris Kapsambelis who had left
Sylvania to co-found Computer Identics (CI)
later joined by AIDC 100 members John Hill,
Ed Andersson, Frank Goodfinger, Chuck Mara
and Ted Williams.
His passion for technology made him an
active and technically savvy contributor as
a member of the CI Board from its inception
until the company was sold in the 1990s.