Rusty Ponce de Leon elected chairman of AIA

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Rusty Ponce de Leon, president of Phase 1 Technology, has been elected 2010 chairman of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA). Ponce de Leon succeeds Mike Cyros, president, Allied Vision Technologies, whose two-year term as chairman expired on 21 January 2010. Cyros remains on the AIA Board as immediate past chairman. Greg Hollows, director, machine vision solutions at Edmund Optics, was elected vice chairman, a newly-created Board position.

Ponce de Leon, Hollows, and Cyros are joined on the AIA Board by:

  • Jørgen Andersen, president and CEO, JAI
  • George Chamberlain, president, Pleora Technologies
  • Markku Jaaskelainen, executive vice president, Cognex
  • John Jennings, chief commercial officer, Basler Vision Technologies
  • John Merva, executive vice president, Advanced Illumination
  • Amir Novini, president and CEO, Applied Vision
  • Keith Reuben, president, Dalsa Asia-Pacific
  • Ed Roney, national account manager, intelligent robotics, FANUC Robotics America
  • Peter Tang, VP innovation technology, ATS Automation Tooling Systems
  • Kyle Voosen, business development manager, National Instruments

Founded in 1984, AIA currently represents some 275 machine vision suppliers, distributors, system integrators, end users, consulting firms, and educational institutes.

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