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2009-2010 Automated Imaging Association Board of Directors Announced


Michael Cyros elected to serve another year as AIA President

2009-2010 AIA Board of DirectorsThe Automated Imaging Association (AIA) announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2009-2010 at its annual Business Conference in San Diego, California.  The AIA is the world’s largest trade association for the global machine vision and imaging industry.  Michael Cyros, President of Allied Vision Technologies, Inc. has been re-elected President for 2009.  ‘‘I am pleased to continue serving the industry in this important role,’‘ Cyros said.  ‘‘With today’s economic situation, companies need their trade association more than ever.  We will continue helping our members expand their business through our initiatives in new market development, education, and our commitment to global standards development.  We’ll further support the industry with events like The Vision Show and the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show where people can learn how to use this crucial technology and meet the leading suppliers. In addition, we’ll continue our expansion of our market study to include relevant world economic data and trend analysis.  These initiatives will assist business development for our members and grow the industry, which is the core mission of the AIA,’‘ he explained.

Newly elected to two-year terms on the AIA Board are: George Chamberlain, President & Co-Founder, Pleora Technologies, Inc.; Gregory Hollows, Director of Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics; and Peter Tang, VP Innovation & Technology, ATS Automation.

‘‘We’re looking forward to the valuable insights and exciting new input these Directors will bring to the AIA, each of these gentlemen offer unique industry experience that will help us reach our goals, and further rounds out the industry representation of the Board’‘ said Dana Whalls, AIA’s Managing Director.

Returning board members elected to new two-year terms include: Jørgen Andersen, CEO/President, JAI A/S; Michael Cyros, President, Allied Vision Technologies, Inc.; Rob Giesen, Senior Group Manager, National Instruments; John Jennings, Chief Commercial Officer, Basler Vision Technologies; John Merva, Executive Vice President, Advanced Illumination, Inc.; Amir Novini, President/CEO, Applied Vision Company; Rusty Ponce de Leon, President, Phase 1 Technology Corp.; Keith Reuben, President, DALSA Asia-Pacific; and Edward Roney, National Account  Manager, Intelligent Robotics, FANUC Robotics America, Inc.

Founded in 1984, AIA is the world’s largest machine vision trade group, representing over 300 member companies from 28 nations.  Members include leading suppliers of complete vision systems, vision components, system integrators, end users, OEMs, consulting firms, and research groups. 

AIA is best known for its annual Machine Vision Market Study (next study due out in March 2009); The Vision Show and Conference (March 31 – April 2, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona USA); The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show and Conference (June 9-11, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois USA); the annual AIA Business Conference (next held January 20-22, 2010); and Machine Vision Online (www.machinevisiononline.org), the world’s leading resource for machine vision information on the internet.  For more information on AIA, visit www.machinevisiononline.org or contact AIA Headquarters at +1 (734) 994-6088.

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