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DVT Names New Director To Drive Machine Vision Sales Growth
Cognex Corporation Posted 11/27/2001
November 27, 2001--DVT Corporation (Norcross, GA) announced the appointment of Gary Kocken to the position of Director of Business Development-Midwest. Kocken will be instrumental in further developing the SmartImage Sensor machine vision market in Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas. He will report to Bob Steinke, President and CEO of DVT Corporation.
In his new position, Kocken will be responsible for management, sales, support and growth within his region through a network of DVT "Automation Solution Providers". He will also lead the strategic expansion of the business within the region, including introducing the new Series 500 line of SmartImage Sensors, which include the first color machine vision sensor, the first "mega-pixel" vision sensor with 1280 x1024 resolution, and the fastest vision sensor, the Model 540, which has speeds 8 times over previous models.
"There's tremendous potential to expand DVT's machine vision business in the Midwest region, the heart of America's manufacturing and agriculture industry, and Gary will lead that charge," said Bob Steinke, President and CEO of DVT Corporation. "We're committed to increasing our worldwide expansion by leveraging existing relationships from our multinational customers and providing them the most powerful and affordable machine vision technology. Experienced leadership from Gary will allow us to realize our growth potential more quickly."
Kocken has more than 10 years of machine vision experience. Before joining DVT, he held various engineering and management positions with PPT Vision, a leading machine vision company located in Eden Prairie, MN. Kocken received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, with facilities in Europe, Asia and Latin America, DVT Corporation ignited the machine vision revolution in the early 1990s with SmartImage Sensors and has continued to upgrade, enhance and integrate the technology into the most cost-effective vision systems in the industry. Starting at $2995, all SmartImage Sensors are Ethernet ready. Whether implemented as a simple, direct connection between the SmartImage Sensor and a computer, or as a connection that crosses the globe via the Internet, DVT exploits the Ethernet's architecture to bring real-time, automated inspections to any aspect of a company's enterprise.