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New Administrator, Member Services, Joins AIA and RIA

AIA

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, January 27, 2006 – North America’s only trade associations dedicated solely to machine vision and robots (AIA and RIA), announce a new administrator for member services: Ms. Saroj Motwani. Automated Imaging Association and Robotic Industries Association provide trade association benefits to a growing list of some 500 member companies.

‘‘One of Ms. Motwani’s specialties is extracting efficiencies from a database system (specifically for associations) called iMIS, which we use,’‘ said Executive Vice President, Donald A. Vincent. ‘‘That, and her distinguished background in the association business, gives us much to be excited about as we move into the New Year.’‘

Raised in the Ontario province of Canada, Motwani gained marketing and membership experience at the Canadian Bar Association and at the Human Resources Professionals Association.

‘‘She is now responsible for administering membership services for our two associations, and we will use her background in event planning for special functions like RIA’s annual Robotics Industry Forum (November 8-10, 2006, in Orlando, Florida),’‘ said Vincent. ‘‘We have become very busy with our two growing associations, and Saroj has credentials in promotional and strategic planning, which we are glad to have.’‘

Motwani graduated with honors in the York University program for Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and has a certificate in Managing Marketing as Competitive Intelligence from the University of Toronto. She and her husband live in Novi, Michigan.

About AIA
Founded in 1984, AIA was organized specifically to promote use of image capture and analysis technology and now represents more than 245 machine vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 24 nations. In addition to the AIA Business Conference, the AIA is best-known for its standards activities, annual Machine Vision Market Study, The Vision Show, the International Robots & Vision Show and Machine Vision Online (www.machinevisiononline.org), the world’s leading resource for machine vision information on the Internet.

About RIA
Founded in 1974, RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms. RIA is renowned worldwide as the sponsor of the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Awards, co-produces the biennial International Robots & Vision Show and Conference plus many regional events, and is secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard. RIA is the sole source of North American robotics industry statistics which are included in the World Robot Statistics published by the International Federation of Robotics. RIA also is publisher of the industry’s leading Web portal, Robotics Online (www.roboticsonline.com).

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