John Merva was an early developer and implementer of machine vision systems in automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer packaging operations. John led NER, an LED lighting company, which developed cutting-edge products which enabled machine vision to be used in difficult imaging and 2D code reading environments. John served as President of Tattile USA, Vice President of Sales and Operations at CCS America and Executive Vice President at Advanced Illumination. He is currently Vice President North America at Gardasoft LLC, the global leader in LED control technology.
John has served on the AIA Board of Directors for 20 years, holding the Chairman’s position for 3 terms and was also Chairman of the Association for Advancing Automation for 2 terms. John holds US and international patents in the areas of automotive electrical interconnects and machine vision illumination.