Amir Novini receives Automated Imaging Achievement Award

MARCH 25--The Automated Imaging Association presented its 2002 Automated Imaging Achievement Award to Amir Novini, president and chairman of Applied Vision Company (Akron, OH), on March 7 at its annual Business Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

MARCH 25--The Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI) presented its 2002 Automated Imaging Achievement Award to Amir Novini, president and chairman of Applied Vision Company (Akron, OH), on March 7 at its annual AIA Business Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The award honors industry leaders for outstanding contributions to promoting market acceptance of industrial and/or scientific imaging.

Novini has more than 20 years experience in the field of machine vision, having developed three generations of machine-vision systems for applications in the automotive, defense, and food-and-beverage container industries. He has served on the AIA board of directors since 1988, as well as two terms as AIA president. Novini is also a member of the board of directors and a past chairman of the board of the Automation Technologies Council.

A graduate of North East London University, Novini has authored numerous papers on machine vision and holds several patents. Prior to founding Applied Vision Corporation, he was the vice president of marketing and product development at LumenX Company.

"It was a true honor to present this award to Amir," observed Jeffrey A. Burnstein, AIA executive director. "He has been a driving force in the vision industry for more than 20 years, from his innovations as an engineer at the beginning of his career to his recent successful launching of a start-up vision company."

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