Mats Gökstorp elected EMVA president

JUNE 26, 2009--The executive committee will be composed of Mats Gökstorp, Gabriele Jansen, Cor Maas, Ignazio Piacentini, and Toni Ventura-Traveset.

JUNE 26, 2009--On June 9, 2009, the EMVA executive committee (Frankfurt, Germany; www.emva.org) elected the new EMVA president, Mats Gökstorp (SICK), for a term of three years.

Gökstorp has been a member of the executive committee since the foundation of the EMVA in May 2003 and has contributed to its success from the beginning.

He is a member of the management board of SICK and responsible for the Advanced Industrial Sensors Division, which includes the Vision Business Unit.

Previously he was general manager of SICK IVP. His educational background includes a doctorate in machine vision from Linköping University, Sweden, and a master of science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, USA.

As the EMVA President Gökstorp's focus will be on further developing the industry marketing activities of the EMVA. "The EMVA web site, newsletter, market research, standardization initiatives, and the European Machine Vision Business Conference are the core activities that will support our members to be more successful in this challenging industrial climate," he says.

Gabriele Jansen served as EMVA president in the preceding two terms of office, initiating a range of projects and implementing national and international tasks. She will carry on her work as a member of the executive committee. "Mats is the perfect choice for the EMVA president and I am very much looking forward to working with him and the whole team of the executive committee during the next three years," says Jansen.

The executive committee will be composed of Mats Gökstorp, president (SICK; Sweden/Germany); Gabriele Jansen (Jansen CEO; Germany); Cor Maas (LMI Technologies; The Netherlands); Ignazio Piacentini (ImagingLab; Italy); and Toni Ventura-Traveset (Datapixel; Spain).

-- Posted by Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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