JAI appoints CEO; Jørgen Andersen now board chairman

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Michael Lisby Jensen (left) and Jørgen Andersen

Michael Lisby Jensen has been appointed CEO of camera manufacturer JAI. Jørgen Andersen, the company's founder, has taken over the role of chairman of the board.

Lisby Jensen brings experience from acting as CEO and general manager of precision measurement equipment suppliers, Capres and MicroSense, under KLA Inc.

'The machine vision market provides tremendous opportunity for growth, and I am absolutely thrilled to become part of the drive to release all of JAI’s potential,' Lisby Jensen said.

JAI was founded as Jørgen Andersen Industries in 1963 when Andersen was studying to become a maritime engineer. He began by importing walkietalkie radios and video equipment from Japan to Denmark. In the early 1970s, Andersen established an R&D department to start making industrial cameras based on Japanese sensors, and by 1973 JAI had launched its own camera.

Today, the company has offices in Denmark, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan and, as of earlier this year, Singapore. It has recently introduced its Go-X series of industrial cameras, with a starting price of €289 and a six-year warranty.