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AIA announces new Board of Directors

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The Automated Imaging Association (AIA) has announced its 2009-2010 Board of Directors, with Michael Cyros being elected to serve another year as president.

Cyros, who is also president of Allied Vision Technologies, 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.'.

Newly elected to two-year terms on the AIA Board are: George Chamberlain, president and co-founder, Pleora Technologies; Gregory Hollows, director of machine vision solutions, Edmund Optics; and Peter Tang, VP innovation and technology, ATS Automation.

Additional returning board members elected to new two-year terms include: Jørgen Andersen, CEO/president, JAI A/S; Rob Giesen, senior group manager, National Instruments; John Jennings, chief commercial officer, Basler Vision Technologies; John Merva, executive vice president, Advanced Illumination; Amir Novini, president/CEO, Applied Vision Company; Rusty Ponce de Leon, president, Phase 1 Technology; Keith Reuben, president, DALSA Asia-Pacific; and Edward Roney, national account manager, Intelligent Robotics, FANUC Robotics America.

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