SHARP, Kevin
2615 E. Drachman
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-326-2244
Fax: 520-326-7501
Kevin Sharp is a consultant and educator specializing in automatic data collection technologies and their business ramifications. He is senior technical editor of Supply Chain Systems magazine, where he provides technical oversight and product review services. He also writes a monthly column for system integrators. Kevin is President of Accurate Information, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. Accurate Information provides education services to technology users, and product design and review services to manufacturers seeking to improve the acceptance of their products. The company maintains consulting practices in the AIDC and mobile data markets. He is a polished, enthusiastic speaker, author of hundreds of technical and business articles on AIDC, and author of Automatic Identification: Making it Pay published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND Kevin managed the data collection product line for Burr-Brown in Tucson, AZ. His duties included workstation specification, software design, and project management. He was also responsible for the integration of other automatic technologies into Burr-Brown's data collection network. Kevin guided Supply Chain Systems (then ID Systems magazine) through a critical transition from a traditional paper-only publication to their current dual-media model, merging web content with traditional full-color physical delivery. TECHNICAL BACKGROUND Kevin Sharp is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer (Arizona). An experienced hardware designer, Kevin's credits includes microprocessor system design, signal conditioning circuit development, and communication network component design. He has experience designing data acquisition systems for logistics applications, safety control and data collection systems for energy companies, and industrial automation equipment for the process industries. INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS Kevin is a past member of the Technology Symbology Committee of the Automatic Identification Manufacturers. This body writes the standards for the most common industrial bar code symbologies and acts as a technical resource for organizations around the world. " Engineer and systems designer for Burr-Brown (now Intelligent Instrumentation, Inc.) for 5 years " AIDC product line technical manager for Burr-Brown for an additional 5 years " Seminar presenter to the Air Force (advanced topics in AIDC) for 6 years " Numerous presentations at Scan Tech and ID Expo, recently focusing on RFID topics " Author of over 300 technical and business articles " Author of Automatic Identification: Making it Pay published by Van Nostrand Reinhold " President of Accurate Information, Inc. for 14 years, with practices in AIDC and mobile data technologies.