Automated Imaging Association announces new board of directors

FEBRUARY 20--The Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; www.machinevisiononline.org), the global trade association for the machine-vision and imaging industry, announced its newly elected board of directors for 2007--2008 at its annual Business Conference in Orlando, FL, USA.

FEBRUARY 20--The Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; www.machinevisiononline.org), the global trade association for the machine-vision and imaging industry, announced its newly elected board of directors for 2007--2008 at its annual Business Conference in Orlando, FL, USA. John Merva, vice president of sales & marketing, CCS America Inc., has been elected 2007 president. "I am excited to continue serving the industry in this important role with the AIA," Merva said."We have two particularly exciting initiatives for the next year. The AIA's international efforts are coming together with those of the European Machine Vision Association and the new Japan Industrial Imaging Association to create new global machine vision standards. This should help our member companies create products to sell in global markets. At the same time, the AIA is investing in efforts to find new markets for machine vision technology. Both of these efforts should assist business development for our members and grow the industry, which is the overall focus of the AIA," he explained.

Also newly elected to two-year terms on the AIA board are Glenn Archer, director of business development, EPIC Vision Solutions; Michael Cyros, president, Allied Vision Technologies; Mike Kelley, director, machine vision, Neural ID; Rusty Ponce de Leon, president, Phase 1 Technology Corp.; Edward Roney, development manager-vision, FANUC Robotics America, and Adil Shafi, president, SHAFI.

"We're looking forward to valuable insights from these industry veterans, each of whom has a great deal of experience in the machine vision industry," said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, AIA executive director.

Returning board members elected to new two-year terms include Joseph Christenson, president & CEO, PPT Vision; Rob Giesen, senior group manager, National Instruments; Henrik Ilsby, Senior Vice President, JAI A/S; Dietmar Ley, CEO, Basler Vision Technologies; Amir Novini, president/CEO, Applied Vision Company; Keith Reuben, president, DALSA Asia-Pacific; and Bob Settle, vice president, Worldwide Distribution, Cognex Corporation. Donald Vincent, executive vice president, Automation Technologies Council, remains on the board as an ex officio member.

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