Gregory Hollows to Chair AIA Board of Directors

Share this on social media:

Gregory Hollows, Edmund Optics' director of machine vision solutions, has been named Chairman of the AIA Board of Directors for 2012-2013 during the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. The AIA, which comprises over 320 companies from 30 countries, works to advance the understanding of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion.

‘I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the members of AIA as Chairman of the Board of Directors,’ said Hollows. ‘Over the next two years I hope that we can build upon the strong foundation that currently exists. In doing so we'll be looking to grow AIA's presence in existing and emerging market areas through education, understanding and cooperation. Working with the staff and my fellow Board members, we will help make our “Vision for the Future” a reality.’

Hollows reflected on his time spent in the machine vision community trying to understand the many diverse aspects of the industry, which has global sales of $3 billion, but is fragmented across a wide range of small to mid-sized companies, many of which are in the $5-$10 million range. ‘Even among many of the larger companies participating in the market, machine vision is only a small portion of their business,’ he said. ‘The Association is trying to bring these companies together to advance the industry as a whole.’

‘Greg has been a key member of the Board during the past three years and Vice Chair for the past two,’ said Jeff Burnstein, AIA president. ‘He has been extremely active in developing our Certified Vision Professional Program, improving The Vision Show and Conference, and serving on the Automate Show Committee that completely reinvented the former International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show. I am certain Greg will do a great job leading the AIA Board over the next two years.’

Hollows succeeds Rusty Ponce de Leon, president, Phase 1 Technology, who remains on the AIA Board as Past Chairman.

Recent News

04 January 2021

The acquisition adds Flir's thermal and infrared imaging technologies to Teledyne's visible imaging capabilities

21 December 2020

Perceptron's 3D measuring solutions complement Isra Vision's 3D vision systems and, together, they offer products for automating key applications along the automotive production line

16 December 2020

Recycleye’s vision system is capable of detecting and classifying items in waste streams, broken down by material, object and brand

16 December 2020

The company increased its forecast from €165m to a sales corridor of €169m to €171m for the current financial year