WHITE, Harvey
48 Bourne Point Road
Wareham, MA 02571
Harvey White first became involved with AIDC when he led an investment fund to invest in Identicon Corporation, and became its CEO. It had been formed in 1969 by a group of engineers from Sylvania/GTE, an early pioneer in scanning technology and was the second company to establish itself with bar codes as its primary focus. Harvey White played a leading role in the founding of AIM. He initially proposed to Computer Identics that they join in forming a trade group to discuss common problems and promote the new identification technology called bar codes. This led in 1972 to the two companies, joined by AIDC 100 member Don Percivals MEKontrol, Inc and the 3M Company, asking the Material Handling Institute (MHI) to form a Product Section of Automatic Identification Manufacturers, which later became an independent trade association. Mr. White continued to lead Identicon until 1976.