COLLINS, David
DATA CAPTURE INSTITUTE
P. O. Box 1814
Duxbury, MA 02331
Phone: 781-934-6269
Phone: 508-320-3867 (m)
Fax: 508-746-7193
dcollins@datacaptureinstitute.com
President, Data Capture Institute, Inc. PO Box 1814,Duxbury, Massachusetts 02331 Phone: 781.934.6269 E-mail: dcollins@datacaptureinstitute.com Education: June 1957 Bachelor of Civil Engineering - Villanova University June 1959 Master of Science Industrial Management - Sloan School at MIT 1961-1962 Candidate - Doctor of Economics - Boston College Academic Honors 1957-1958 Research Fellowship - MIT 1958 Research Fellowship - College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, England (MIT exchange program) 1957 Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society Professional 1959 - 1968 Joined GTE/Sylvania as Senior Engineer and rose to Manager, Transportation Control Systems, Commercial Electronics Division. Led the development of automatic railcar identification by optical bar code scanning. This system became the standard for North American railcar identification in 1967. 1968-1987 Founder of Computer Identics Corporation, the first company to develop the laser scanning system for bar code application. Served as President and CEO through this period, taking the company public in 1983. 1987-Present Founder of Data Capture Institute, Inc., now serving as President & CEO. This company is a research and consulting firm, specializing in automatic identification technology. Clients include the Federal Aviation Administration, MCI, NEC Technologies, Polariod, the Uniform Code Council and many other industrial/commercial organizations. Distinctions Co-author of "Using Bar Code - Why it's Taking Over", a best selling book on bar code technology and applications. Past-member (1994-1996), Board of Directors, of the Automatic Identification Manufacturers Association, Pittsburgh. Co-inventor of three patents (assigned to Computer Identics). Patent # 3,673,389 - "Identification and Registration System"; Patent #3,743,819 - "Label Reading System". Received 1992 Richard R. Dilling Award from Automatic Identification Manufacturers USA for the individual deemed most responsible for advancing the growth of the Automatic Data Collection industry through new technology developments and significant applications. Received 1993 J. Stanley Moorehouse Award from Villanova University's College of Engineering as outstanding graduate for the role played as the founder of the bar code industry. Frequent lecturer and guest author.