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AIA elects board members

The AIA has re-elected three vision industry leaders to serve new two year terms on its board of directors. George Chamberlain, CEO of Pleora Technologies, John Merva, vice president, North America of Gardasoft Vision, and Steve Wardell, director, imaging at ATS Automation, were all re-elected to the AIA board.

‘I am honoured to be able to contribute to the stewardship of our industry through another term on the AIA board, especially in these exciting times with machine vision permeating more and more corners of our day-to-day lives,’ said Chamberlain.

Merva added: ‘I am thankful to be able to help continue the growth and maturation of the industry to the benefit of suppliers and users alike.’

Wardell commented: ‘I feel the association is in a good position currently and only getting stronger. I hope to provide a subjective look at the industry from an integrator perspective and continue to build on how the association involves this key portion of its membership.’

The other 2016 members of the AIA board of directors are: Marc Marini, director, National Instruments and chair of the AIA board; Steve Mott, vice president, Components Express and past chair; Jeff Burnstein, AIA president; Ghislain Beaupré, VP R&D and operations, Teledyne Dalsa; Greg Hollows, imaging business unit director, Edmund Optics; Wallace Latimer, PLM machine vision, Coherent; Rex Lee, CEO, Pyramid Imaging; Rusty Ponce de Leon, president, Phase 1 Technology; and Edward Roney, national account manager, intelligent robotics, Fanuc America.

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