Navitar appoints Patrick Buve as regional sales manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Navitar, a designer, manufacturer and distributer of precision optics and opto-mechanical assemblies for the machine vision and digital projection industries, has appointed Patrick Buvé as regional sales manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Buvé will be based in Belgium and will oversee Navitar staff in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Buvé joins Navitar with more than 15 years' experience in the machine vision industry. Prior to joining Navitar, Buvé was the European sales manager for CCS Europe NV, where he managed multiple sales channels consisting of OEM, machine vision partners and distributors.

'Patrick's extensive knowledge in the areas of machine vision, illumination technology, camera technology and image processing, along with his sales and account management experience at such companies as CCS Europe NV, Euresys SA and ICOS Vision Systems, make him an asset to our global sales team,' said Donald Ehinger, Navitar's vice president of sales. 'His ability to understand and solve customer's specific product needs and his industry knowledge will help Navitar to further develop our optics business throughout Europe.'

Buvé holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Group T Leuven Catholic Industrial University College in Belgium and is fluent in English, French, German and Dutch.

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