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Presidential election results for AIA

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Michael Cyros, president of Allied Vision Technologies, has been elected 2008 president of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA). He succeeds John Merva, vice president of business development at CCS America, who served for three years as president and remains on the board.

Cyros will also serve on the Automation Technologies Council (ATC) Board. ATC is the umbrella organisation that governs the AIA, the Robotic Industries Association and the Motion Control Association.

In addition to Mike Cyros, the 2007-2008 board of directors are: Jørgen Andersen, CEO of JAI; Glenn Archer, director of business development at EPIC Vision Solutions; Joseph Christenson, president and CEO at PPT Vision; Rob Giesen, senior group manager at National Instruments; Mike Kelley, director of machine vision at Neural ID; Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler Vision Technologies; Marilyn Matz, senior vice president of the PC vision products business group at the Cognex Corporation; John Merva, vice president of CCS America; Amir Novini, president and CEO at Applied Vision; Rusty Ponce de Leon, president of Phase 1 Technology; Keith Reuben, president of Dalsa Asia-Pacific; and Edward Roney, development manager of vision at Fanuc Robotics America.

Jeffrey Burnstein, executive vice president, Automation Technologies Council, remains on the board as an ex-officio member.

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