Mr. Chuck Evanhoe is internationally recognized as an expert in Automatic Identification and Data Capture and Collection (AIDC) technologies, a key enabler for the Internet of Things (IoT). He is an active member and Chair of the US Technical Advisors Group (ADC1 TAG) for radio frequency identification (RFID), real-time locating systems (RTLS) and bar code standards to both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and a US delegate to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for AIDC technologies and as the Chair of the INCITS IoT10 Technical Committee, the U.S. mirror group to ISO/IEC/JTC 1/ WG 10 on IoT. In addition to serving as Chairman, Association for Automatic Identification & Mobility (AIM, Inc.) Board of Directors, he is also an active member of AIM’s RFID Experts Group (REG). He is also a Sr. Member of IEEE.
He has an extensive background as an experienced Information Technology (IT) professional with diverse background including systems architecture, design, software development, testing, implementation and operations. He has in depth expertise with:: data center operations, accounting, planning, automatic identification & data capture (bar codes, RFID, etc.), retail merchandising, warehousing, shipping & logistics systems, insurance systems, health care, banking applications and enterprise asset management and tracking.
He founded Evanhoe & Associates, Inc. in 1996 as a provider of information technology (IT), automatic identification technologies (AIT), and automatic identification and data collection & capture (AIDC) solutions. Evanhoe & Associates serves both the commercial and government markets and employs over 75 people across the U.S.
Prior to starting Evanhoe, he founded and served as President of Century Systems, Inc., a Dayton, Ohio based value added distributor of labeling and tagging solutions, with an emphasis on bar codes using thermal and laser printers. Under his leadership, the company sales reached over $6 million in revenues in four years while generating profits every year. The company developed a network of over 100 active resellers and over 400 occasional resellers.
Boards and Technical Groups
- Chair, US Technical Advisors Group (TAG), ADC1, to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 for barcode and RFID standards, 2013 – present; Member, 2006 – present
- Chair, US TAG, IoT10 Technical Committee to ISO/IEC JTC1/WG 10, 2013 – present; Member, 2012 – present
- Member, ANSI MH10.8 Sub-committee for barcode and RFID standards and TAG (Technical Advisors Group) to ISO TC122, 2006 – present
- Member, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 (Bar Code and RFID Standard Committee)
- Member, ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 10 (Internet of Things Standards Working Group)
- Member, ISO TC122/WG12 & WG14 (Labeling Standards)
- Chairman, AIM (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility) Global Board of Directors, 2011 – present; Member, 2009 – present
- AIM North America Board of Directors, Member, 2007 – present; Chairman, 2009 – 2011
- Member, AIM RFID Experts Group (REG), 2006 – present
- Member, AIM IoT (Internet of Things) Experts Group, 2011 – present
- Board Member, RAIN RFID Marketing Alliance, 2014 – present
- Sr. Member, IEEE
- Member, Board of Tax Appeals for Riverside, Ohio, 2002 – present
- President, Data Processing Management Association (DPMA), Kaw Valley Chapter (Topeka, Kansas), 1984; Member, 1980 – 1985
- Member, Board of Directors, Topeka Blood Bank, Topeka, Kansas, 1976 – 1979
- Member, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Business Retention and Expansion Committee, 1998 – 2000
Vice President for Public Sector Business
Bob Fudge is the Vice President for Public Sector Business of Evanhoe & Associates. He served nearly 25 years in the US Air Force in aircraft maintenance, logistics, and leadership roles and has continued to serve for the past 10 years in multiple consulting and project management roles for companies like Deloitte Consulting and Morgan Borszcz Consulting, prior to joining Evanhoe in 2012.
An active community leader, Bob is the Mayor of the Village of Cedarville, Ohio and a member of the Greene County Community Improvement Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School. Bob is married to the former Joyce Lorraine Dostie and has three daughters, Catie, Samantha, and Holly, as well as one granddaughter, Elsie.
Vice President for Contracts & Administration
Marty Pendergrass is the Vice President for Contracts & Administration at Evanhoe & Associates. She is responsible for development of pricing, negotiation, and management of all contracts and subcontracts. Additionally, Ms. Pendergrass oversees all HR, Security, and Company Administration activities for Evanhoe & Associates. Ms. Pendergrass has over 20 years of experience in federal and commercial contracts management.
Ms. Pendergrass started her contracting career with the United States Air Force as a Government Civilian. As a Contracting Officer, she served in multiple roles in the USAF acquisition community, supporting the development of major weapon systems. Ms. Pendergrass attended the University of Tennessee’s undergraduate program in business and then transferred to Wright State University (WSU) where she graduated with a BS in Personnel Management. She went on to receive a MBA from WSU. Ms. Pendergrass is a member of NCMA and Women In Defense (WID).
Vice President for Business Strategy and Development
Dale Kirby serves as Vice President, Business Strategy and Development for Evanhoe & Associates, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. His focus is large information technology projects in support of military, civilian government and commercial customers. As part of the corporate leadership team, he develops detailed business strategies to position the company for rapid growth and to meet customer requirements. Mr. Kirby’s activities also include development of key business relationships between the company and its team mates and prospective customers.
Prior to joining Evanhoe, Mr. Kirby served in a similar roles for Ball Aerospace and Technologies and NCI Information Systems. Prior to NCI, he served at the COO/Vice President level of two high growth Defense contractors, as well as the CEO of his own consulting firm. Mr. Kirby has also served as a Director and Trustee on numerous professional non-profit Boards. Mr. Kirby possesses an MBA from Wright State University, and a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University. He previously held the Certified Professional Contracts Manager professional designation from the National Contract Management Association from 1992-2002. He is a 1976 graduate of Beavercreek (Ohio) High School.
Amber Sweeney is the Controller for Evanhoe & Associates. She is responsible for the Accounting Department and all financial reporting as well as managing all corporate insurance and benefits. Ms. Sweeney has over 15 years of accounting experience in several different industries within accounting including, government, real estate investment, audit/compliance and manufacturing.
She is a graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Amber enjoys watching her son play baseball and is a member of Woman in Defense (WID).
Director of Solution Delivery and Support
Dan Freeman is the Director of Solution Delivery and Support for Evanhoe & Associates. He is responsible for overseeing Evanhoe solutions involving custom software development and support. He has served as a software developer, project manager, and software development director in previous roles.
Mr. Freeman has over 18 years of experience in quality software development. He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Scrum Alliance certified ScrumMaster (CSM). He is a graduate of Cedarville University and has an MBA from Wright State University.
Director of Automated Identification Data Collection (AIDC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions
Bart A. Ivy is the Director of Automated Identification Data Collection (AIDC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions for Evanhoe & Associates. He is responsible for finding and facilitating the launch of AIDC/RFID projects. He defines technical solution requirements, architecture, design, customization, deployment, integration with customers’ systems, and acceptance testing, while ensuring high-quality services and highly-efficient operations to satisfy our customer requirements. Bart is also the chairman for AIM RFID Experts Group’s Material Handling and Explosives working groups.
Bart is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant with a distinguished career leading the planning, staffing, budgeting, technology integration, and improvement of AF Logistics life cycle activities and material handling for conventional and nuclear munitions weapons systems and has a Bachelor of a and Science degree in Business Administration/Project Management. He is also a certified Project Management Professional
Molly Schwartz is the Quality Manager for Evanhoe & Associates. She manages the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000-1:2011, and CMMI ML2 processes and procedures to maintain the current certifications/appraisals. Molly is also a project manager for the company and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Ms. Schwartz has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and Operations Management from Wright State University (WSU). In addition, she has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Project Management, also from WSU. Outside of the work day, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, quilting, reading, and crafting.