Michael Cyros elected 2008 AIA president

FEBRUARY 1, 2008--Michael Cyros, president of Allied Vision Technologies (Newburyport, MA, USA), has been elected 2008 president of the Automated Imaging Association (Ann Arbor, MI, USA).

FEBRUARY 1, 2008--Michael Cyros, president of Allied Vision Technologies (Newburyport, MA, USA), has been elected 2008 president of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI, USA). He succeeds John Merva, vice president, business development, CCS America, who served for three years as president and remains on the board. Cyros will also serve on the Automation Technologies Council (ATC) board. ATC is the umbrella organization that governs the AIA, the Robotic Industries Association, and the Motion Control Association.

"The role of president is crucial to the success of the AIA, and we are delighted to have the leadership that Mike Cyros provides. Tapping into his 20 years of experience will certainly help us continue in our mission to grow the global machine-vision industry," said Dana Whalls, AIA managing director.

In addition to Mike Cyros, the 2007--2008 board of directors are Jørgen Andersen, CEO, JAI; Glenn Archer, director of business development, EPIC Vision Solutions; Joseph Christenson, president and CEO, PPT Vision; Rob Giesen, senior group manager, National Instruments; Mike Kelley, director of machine vision, Neural ID; Dietmar Ley, CEO, Basler Vision Technologies; Marilyn Matz, senior vice president--PC vision products business group, Cognex Corporation; John Merva, vice president, CCS America; and Amir Novini, president and CEO, Applied Vision Company; Rusty Ponce de Leon, president, Phase 1 Technology; Keith Reuben, president, DALSA Asia-Pacific; Edward Roney, development manager--vision, FANUC Robotics America; and Adil Shafi, president, SHAFI. Jeffrey Burnstein, executive vice president, Automation Technologies Council, remains on the board as an ex-officio member.

Founded in 1984, AIA was organized specifically to promote the understanding and use of image capture and analysis technology and now represents nearly 300 machine-vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 26 countries. For more information on AIA, visit www.machinevisiononline.org.

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