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Framos appoints new president

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The FRAMOS Group, Europe’s premier supplier of imaging products, custom solutions and OEM engineering services, today announced the appointment of Sebastien Dignard as the President of FRAMOS Technologies Inc.

As President of Ottawa based FRAMOS Technologies Inc., Dignard will be responsible for growing all aspects of FRAMOS’ business in the Americas with a special focus on sales management, building partnerships, custom vision designs, engineering services and establishing FRAMOS as a strong Vision player globally.

Dignard brings close to 15 years of senior level experience in management and international business development, including extensive experience in the Vision industry.  Prior to joining the team, Sebastien Dignard was a General Manager with Xerox Services Canada and held senior level positions with Pleora Technologies and Lumenera Corporation.  Sebastien is a graduate of both the University of Ottawa, where he obtained a B.Com in International Business, and ESC de Reims in France, where he obtained a DESEM with a major in International Finance. 

“Our aim is to enable manufacturers, OEM’s, system integrators and researchers to benefit from machine vision and imaging technologies. As one of the founding companies in imaging, we are now happy to serve our customers worldwide. We are extremely excited to complete our Management Team with Sebastien and to continue the growth of the FRAMOS Group,” welcomes Dr. Andreas Franz, CEO of FRAMOS Group. 

Elsewhere, Mr Axel Krepil assumes leadership of the pan-European distribution of sensor components at image processing specialist FRAMOS, Munich from 1st July 2014.  

Mr. Krepil joins Framos from Cypress Semi-conductor, where he was Senior Distribution Manager for Central, East and South Europe.  An Electrical Engineering graduate, he brings more than 20 years technical experience from his time at Inova Semiconductors, his work as Director of Sales & Marketing at Sicotronic and also his role within the Motorola Group.  

This is part of FRAMOS worldwide growth plan to expand its technical sales expertise thus enabling customers, manufacturers, system integrators and research institutes to benefit from imaging technologies. 

Dr. Andreas Franz, CEO of FRAMOS, explains: "We are very pleased to have Axel Krepil on board as an experienced sales manager, to expand our sensor business with his expertise and together with his team, to help our customers to maximise the benefit of modern image processing.”