Obituary - Craig Harmon

Craig K. Harmon, President and CEO of Q.E.D. Systems Inc and standards professional

By Zoë Smart

Craig K. Harmon passed away at the age of 67 on 3 July 2014. Harmon founded Q.E.D. Systems, a consulting firm focused on standards development and education related to bar codes, RFID, and other automatic identification technologies in 1981 and spent more than 33 years as the company’s leader.

Craig K. Harmon 1947-2014
Craig K. Harmon 1947-2014

A key player in bar code and RFID technologies

With a keen interest in bar code and radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies, Harmon played a vital role in the development of related International Standards and was an important figure in the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry.

He played a significant role in the formation of ISO/IEC JTC1: Information Technology, SC (Subcommittee) 31: Automatic identification and data capture techniques, and served as the convenor of its WG 6: Mobile Item Identification and Management.

Harmon was the author of two books on bar code technology and wrote many articles on topics related to RFID, the global supply chain, and the Internet of Things (IoT), among other subjects.