Steven Case receives AIA Achievement Award

FEBRUARY 6--Steven Case, chairman of CyberOptics Corporation (Minneapolis, MN), is the recipient of the 2006 Automated Imaging Achievement (AIA) Award.

Feb 6th, 2006

FEBRUARY 6--Steven Case, chairman of CyberOptics Corporation (Minneapolis, MN), is the recipient of the 2006 Automated Imaging Achievement (AIA) Award. The award, which was presented to Case on February 2 at the annual AIA Business Conference in Orlando, FL, honors industry leaders for outstanding contributions in industrial and/or scientific imaging. "Dr. Case is being recognized for his extensive engineering innovations in the field of automated imaging," said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, executive director of the AIA. "His exceptional business acumen enabled CyberOptics to achieve commercial success over the past two decades and become an international vision industry leader."

Case founded CyberOptics in 1984, and it has grown to more than 200 employees and revenues of $64 million. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a charter member of the Machine Vision Association of SME. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Electronics Association and is the past president of the Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1976 and in 1978 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for research at the Applied Optics Institute in Erlangen, Germany. Case holds 28 patents for optical and laser devices and has presented over 80 contributed and invited papers at optical and electronic conferences.

Some of the recent recipients of the Achievement Award include -Ing. Norbert Stein of VITRONICS; Savvas Chamberlain of Dalsa; Perry West of Automated Vision Systems, Inc.; Amir Novini of Applied Vision Company, Nello Zuech of Vision Systems International; Dwight Carlson, formerly of Perceptron; Robert Shillman of Cognex, Ken Levy of KLA-Tencor, and Pat Costa of RVSI.

For more information on the AIA, visit www.machinevisiononline.org or call (734) 994-6088.

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