David is a well-recognized figure in the machine vision industry with over 35 years of hands-on engineering and design experience in machine vision technology and systems integration. He just joined Integro as their Principal Vision Systems Architect from FANUC America Corporation where he was Staff Engineer for Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision. For 26 years prior, David was the founder, owner, manager, and principal engineer of two successful machine vision integration companies.
Mr. Dechow is the 2007 recipient of the AIA Automated Imaging Achievement Award honoring industry leaders for outstanding career contributions in industrial and/or scientific imaging. Mr. Dechow is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide, and has had numerous articles on machine vision technology and integration published in trade journals and magazines. He has been a key educator in the industry and has participated in the training of hundreds of machine vision engineers as an instructor with the AIA Certified Vision Professional program.