EMVA elects president

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The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) Executive Committee has elected Dr Mats Gökstorp (Sick) as EMVA president for a term of three years. Gökstorp has been a member of the Executive Committee since the foundation of the EMVA in May 2003.

As the EMVA President, Gökstorp's focus will be on further developing the industry marketing activities of the EMVA. 'The EMVA website, newsletter, market research, standardisation initiatives, and the European Machine Vision Business Conference are the core activities that will support our members to be more successful in this challenging industrial climate,' he said.

Gökstorp is member of the management board of Sick and responsible for the advanced industrial sensors division, which includes the vision business unit. Previously he was general manager of Sick IVP. His educational background includes a doctorate in machine vision from Linköping University, Sweden, and a master of science from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA.

Gökstorp will replace Gabriele Jansen, who served as EMVA president in the preceding two terms of office. Jansen has initiated a wide range of projects and implemented important national and international tasks. She will carry on her work as a member of the Executive Committee. 'Mats is the perfect choice for the EMVA president and I am very much looking forward to working with him and the whole team of the Executive Committee during the next three years,' said Jansen.

The Executive Committee will be composed of: Mats Gökstorp, president (Sick, Sweden/Germany); Gabriele Jansen (Jansen C.E.O., Germany); Cor Maas (LMI Technologies, The Netherlands); Ignazio Piacentini (ImagingLab, Italy); and Toni Ventura-Traveset (Datapixel, Spain).

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