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2014 AIA Board of Directors Election Results Announced

POSTED 01/23/2014

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA –  The 2014 AIA Board of Directors election results were announced today during the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. Steve Mott, Vice President of Components Express, Inc. was named the new Chairperson.

 The following board members were elected to new two-year terms:

  • George Chamberlain, President, Pleora Technologies;
  • Marc Marini, Director, National Instruments;
  • John Merva, US Sales & Marketing Manager, Gardasoft Vision; and
  • Steve Wardell, Interim Director – Imaging, ATS Imaging.

“I am honored to be named Chair of the Board and eager to continue AIA’s momentum,” said Mott. “Our goal is to expand AIA’s outreach globally, along with increasing vision education opportunities through growth of the Certified Vision Professional program. AIA will continue to build on its reputation as a world-class organization that supports marketplace growth for emerging and established vision markets.”

The other 2014 members of the AIA Board include Greg Hollows, Director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics and Past Chair of the AIA Board; Jeff Burnstein, AIA President; John Jennings, Chief Commercial Officer, Basler AG; Andy Long, CEO, Cyth Systems, Inc.; Todd Miller, General Manager, JAI; Rusty Ponce de Leon, President, Phase 1 Technology Corp.; Keith Reuben, President, Teledyne DALSA Asia-Pacific; and Edward Roney, National Accounts Manager, FANUC America Corporation.

Michael Cyros, President, Allied Vision Technologies, Inc. is retiring from the board after more than a decade of dedicated service to AIA.

About AIA
Founded in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion, AIA now represents over 320 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries. AIA is best known for The Vision Show (April 15-17, 2014 in Boston); vision and imaging standards such as GigE Vision®, Camera Link®, Camera Link HS™ and USB3 Vision™; the Automate Show (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago); the annual AIA Business Conference (January 22-24, 2014 in Orlando); the Certified Vision Professional program; AIA Certified System Integrator company program; and Vision Online, the world’s leading online resource for vision information.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent 750 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

For more information, please visit our websites: A3; RIA; AIAMCA.