The A2B Tracking Management Team
Peter Collins, Founder and CEO
Mr. Collins has worked with many industries including manufacturing, logistics and the Department of Defense, on the development and deployment of cloud-based Asset Management systems and the implementation of Auto ID policies such as barcode and RFID. Collins lead the effort when United Parcel Service (UPS) contracted with A2B Tracking to develop the UPS Trackpad® parcel tracking system starting in the mid-90s.
As former Vice President of AIM (Automatic Identification and Mobility), he was a founding member of the AIT Alliance Committee. Collins has acted as Program Director, providing oversight of managerial support and execution for the massive, enterprise-wide Air Force part marking effort as well as similar projects for the US Army and Navy.
Collins received the ID Global Leadership Award in 2009 for his role in worldwide adoption of IUID. He has lead A2B Tracking to numerous awards for being among the top in Defense Technology and in Business Excellence. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
Timothy Collins, COO and Executive Vice President
Mr. Collins is COO and Executive Vice President for A2B Tracking. Collins oversees all operations, program management, and order fulfillment. He is also in charge of all contracting and the day-to-day operations from production, to vendor management, to finance. He has extensive experience in every facet of asset management, IUID, global asset identification standards including government policy compliance.
His view of customer needs and concerns is first-hand, having overseen the installation of Asset Management and Compliance systems for many A2B Tracking customers, including DoD suppliers and all branches of the US military. As Co-Program Director for worldwide military contracts, he has overseen field operations and manufacturing as well as the fulfillment of all contractual obligations. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Salem State University.
Darryl Layne, Vice President of Technology
As Vice President of Technology, Mr. Layne is responsible for developing and managing A2B Tracking’s cloud-based RFID Asset Management software platform and professional services teams. Layne is a hands-on certified RFID professional and has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology and engineering disciplines.
Formerly, Layne was with Iron Mountain where he built his career as a senior IT/engineering executive. While at Iron Mountain he designed and led high performance teams in the development of new software products and sales channels. Layne is a certified ITIL practitioner and he holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College.
David J. Collins, Chairman
Mr. Collins is Chairman of A2B Tracking Board of Directors and AIT Consultant. As chairman, Collins oversees business long-term strategy and also consults to IUID customers with complex enterprise-wide system challenges. As a bar code pioneer and founder of Computer Identics Corp., the first company to patent and manufacture bar code scanners, Collins is widely recognized as an expert in automatic identification technology (AIT). He holds four patents related to bar code and is author of the popular book, “USING BAR CODE – Why It’s Taking Over” released in 1991.
Due to his extensive knowledge and experience in AIT, Collins was invited to participate on the DoD/IUID integrated product team (IPT). During his long career Collins has overseen the design of over 2500 bar code installations around the globe. Collins is a co-founder of AIM and a charter member of the AIDC 100. As head of A2B Tracking subsidiary, Data Capture Institute, Collins regularly conducts IUID web seminars which have been attended by more than 2,000 contractors, Government, and military personnel. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the MIT Sloan School.