Adaptive Data Inc.

Adaptive Data, Inc., located in Dayton, Ohio, is an integrator and supplier of data collection, RFID and labeling solutions. The company was founded in 2002 to help manufacturers meet the growing requirements for supply chain compliance. In the years since then, technology has made leaps and bounds forward, with faster wireless networks, longer-range scanning and the re-emergence of RFID to name a few. Through it all, Adaptive Data continues to provide custom solutions for the manufacturing, distribution and healthcare markets, integrating proven barcode and RFID technologies with our business process expertise to deliver value to over 2,000 clients worldwide.

Our Mission & Vision

Adaptive Data is a values-driven organization committed to enabling our clients to increase profitability through the effective use of Auto Identification and labeling technology. ADI is focused on helping mid-to-large size manufacturing and distribution companies measure and improve asset utilization as well as increase productivity in their business operations. Our data collection, RFID and labeling solutions drive efficiencies and profitability, typically providing ROI in 12 months or less.

The Adaptive Data Team

With over 100 years of experience on our team, our people are our most important asset. Meet our team and find out how they can assist you with your data collection needs.

Tim Gribler, Senior Sales Executive

Tim Gribler, Adaptive Data

Tim Gribler is a veteran of the AIDC industry with over 28 years of experience selling to direct and indirect channels. 

In the thermal barcode and labeling industry since 1991, Tim has extensive knowledge of on-demand labeling systems, wireless network infrastructure and mobile terminal management. His experience also includes responsibility for establishing vendor compliance programs for major catalog retailers.

As a business owner, Tim has spent the last 17 years at the helm of Adaptive Data Inc., developing the company into an industry leader in Auto-ID technology and supply chain solutions through strategic partnerships with leading hardware and software manufactures.

Tim lives in Springboro, Ohio with his wife and three daughters.

Mike Barker, Integration Solutions Account Manager

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A 30 year veteran of the AIDC industry. Combining the experience of 9+ years with Intermec (now Honeywell) and ongoing work in the AIDC reseller channel Mike designs, sells and directs the development and implementation of bar code and RFID data collection systems, label printing systems and custom software. Many systems involve data integration to Enterprise systems. His expertise extends to high performance label materials, labeling systems, smart printing systems and wireless networking.

Mike is an MBA alumni of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to entering the AIDC community, Mike worked in wholesale distribution of industrial supplies as MIS director and in various sales and sales administration positions.

Extensive field work in both industries gave Mike first-hand experience in many manufacturing and distribution processes and disciplines.

When not at work you will find Mike involved in various community/church groups, relaxing at his camper or on the golf course.

Adam Barbato, Technical Analyst

Adam Barbato

After graduating from Cedarville in 2017 with a BA in Information Technology Management, Adam joined the team. He is skilled in label software integrations using systems like E2, AX, Excel and the like.

Adam also provides support for mobile and vehicle mounted devices, printers, and label software, pre-configuring devices and works with customers to troubleshoot issues. Adam also has experience in the design and implementation of smart printing applications. In his spare time, Adam stays up to date with all things RFID from tags to readers to overall performance of a system.

Adam is Alien Technology RFID certified, Ivanti Velocity certified and Google Android Enterprise certified.

Outside of work Adam can be found playing different games, spending time with friends and family, and most importantly seeking out the best adventures!

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 Liz Smith, Marketing Manager

Liz is a veteran in the AIDC industry with 30 years of experience.  Liz has spent her career in a variety of roles ranging from Marcom Manager to Business Development Manager.  Now at Adaptive Data, Liz is responsible for all things marketing. The focus these days is website optimization, the ADI blog and navigating the somewhat uncharted, and ever-changing waters of social media.  

A lot has changed in the past three decades on how businesses go to market, making Liz's job as a marketer sometimes challenging, but always interesting. 

When not at work, you can probably find Liz at the ball park, in her garden or at the dog park with her faithful companion, Shadow.

Kent Rustad, Wireless Account Manager

Kent Rustad

Kent Rustad has been in the barcode technology and labeling business for over 25 years, working with Adaptive Data for the past 7 years.  After earning a degree in Physics from Loras College and continuing to study Physics in Graduate school at the University of Missouri-Rolla, his research in electromagnetic fields sparked his interest in computer technology and wireless networks.

Over the past 26 years, Kent has designed and implemented barcode systems in all types of industries and environments.  His training and certifications in wireless and RFID by Intermec, Motorola, Cisco and Ruckus give him an extensive, diverse knowledge of this technology and its products.

Kent has installed wireless barcode systems in paper plants, warehouses, pipe yards, automotive plants, and steel mills both indoors and out.  His vast, hands on experience and understanding allows him to solve issues that are beyond the capability of most technology professionals.

Specializing in business processes, Kent designs systems that have exceeded his customer’s efficiency expectations.