Industry management changes

NOVEMBER 8--Over the last few weeks, there have been several management changes in companies in the vision and image-processing industry.

Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, CA; http://www.intel.com) has promoted Patrick Gelsinger to chief technology officer, the first CTO in the company's 33-year history. He will lead a new organization called the Corporate Technology Group, encompassing many Intel research activities.

Analogic Corp. (Peabody, MA; http://www.analogic.com) has purchased a 19% ($7.5 million) investment in Cedara Software Corp. (Toronto, Canada) to boost its position in imaging software technology.

ViTechnology LLC (Haverhill, MA; http://www.vitechnology.com) has appointed Edgar Cerda as technical sales engineer. He previously served as a test engineer at Solectron Corp.

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA; http://www.cognex.com), a supplier of machine-vision systems, has eliminated about 60 employees and 25 contractors at its Modular Vision Systems to reduce expenses by approximately $6 million.

Viisage Technology Inc. (Littleton, MA; http://www.spaceimaging.com), a supplier of face-recognition technology and identification systems, has named Cameron Queeno as vice president of marketing. He was previously vice president of sales and marketing at iMonitor Corp.

Recon/Optical Inc. (Barrington, IL; http://www.roi.bourns.com) has selected the Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (Chelmsford, MA; http://www.mc.com) RACE ++ conduction-cooled multicomputer for use in its CA-279 dual-spectral-band aerial-reconnaissance digital camera. The multicomputer will perform image processing on the sensor platform, enabling real-time reconnaissance.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (Los Angeles, CA; http://www.northropgrumman.com), a global supplier of defense, industrial, and commercial technologies and electronics, has named Ronald D. Sugar as president and chief operating officer. He was previously president and chief operating officer of Litton Industries.

Omega Optical Inc. (Brattleboro, VT; http://www.omegafilters.com), a supplier of optical interference filter technology and products, has promoted director of sales Ruth Gorham-Houle to vice president of business development and client services.

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