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PennWell Names New Editor-in-Chief of Vision Systems Design

Vision Systems Design

Nashua, NH - PennWell Corporation, a global business-to-business media and information company, has named Andrew Wilson as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Systems Design magazine. Wilson replaces Conard Holton who has joined PennWell's Laser Focus World magazine as Editor-in-Chief.

Wilson will oversee all editorial operations of Vision Systems Design's magazine and website, reporting to Susan Smith, Group Publisher in PennWell's Technology Group. "I'm looking forward to increasing the presence of the magazine and website both in the United States and in Europe, while at the same time maintaining the editorial excellence for which Vision Systems Design has become known," says Wilson. "This will be accomplished by implementing novel editorial ideas both in print and online that will engage the reader more fully."

Wilson has 20 years of knowledge of the design and development of machine vision and image processing systems. He is the Founding Editor of Vision Systems Design and was also Founding Editor of Electronic Imaging, a magazine purchased by PennWell over 20 years ago.

"We are thrilled to have Andy take the editorial helm at Vision Systems Design and confident that he will increase the visibility of the magazine and website in the global marketplace," says Smith. "He is in a great position to further our excellent relations with our audience and the industry."

Smith notes, "We are also very pleased that photonics industry veteran Conard Holton has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Laser Focus World. This will further strengthen the synergy between the publications."

PennWell President and Chief Executive Officer Robert F. Biolchini noted that Vision Systems Design has been the leader in its field for nearly 20 years, building a strong reputation for technical depth and broad geographical coverage. He says, "The strength of our digital media vehicles and global partners has enabled us to achieve an impressive global footprint, which includes Vision Systems Design."

About Vision Systems Design
Published since 1995, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. The magazine and website report on and analyze the latest developments and trends in technology and business in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About PennWell
Founded in 1910 and based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a global, privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, photovoltaics, lasers and optoelectronics, fiberoptics, aerospace and avionics, LEDS and lighting, and fire and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, PennWell's Technology Group is based in Nashua, New Hampshire. PennWell has other offices in major U.S. cities as well as London, Moscow, and Hong Kong.


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