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AIA Announces New Board Members

POSTED 02/20/2015

r vision industry leaders have been elected to two year terms on the Board of Directors of AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, the industry’s trade group.

The following individuals were elected to their first term on the AIA Board:
  • Wallace Latimer, PLM Machine Vision, Coherent Inc.; and
  • Rex Lee, Ph.D., CEO/President, Pyramid Imaging, Inc.
Additionally, two incumbents were re-elected:
  • Ghislain Beaupré, VP R&D and Operations, Teledyne DALSA; and
  • Edward Roney, National Account Manager, Intelligent Robotics, FANUC America Corporation
“I am truly excited about the opportunity to engage with automated imaging leaders from around the world and to help shape and enable the direction of the global automated imaging market,” said Wallace Latimer, Product Line Manager for Machine Vision at Coherent. “I look forward to continuing the work of the leaders, both past and present, of the AIA Board of Directors, adding my insight and experience to further the success of our members and the market at large.”

“I’m honored to be selected as a new board member of AIA,” added Dr. Rex Lee, CEO and President of Pyramid Imaging. “I will strive to bring as much enthusiasm as I can with an honest and open attitude. My only agenda is helping our organization continue to be of service to the members of AIA, and to maintain a high level of professionalism.”

The other 2015 members of the AIA Board of Directors include Steve Mott, Vice President, Components Express Inc. and Chair of the AIA Board; Marc Marini, Director, National Instruments and Vice Chair of the AIA Board; Greg Hollows, Director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics and Past Chair of the AIA Board; Jeff Burnstein, AIA President; George Chamberlain, President, Pleora Technologies; John Merva, Vice President, Gardasoft Vision; Rusty Ponce de Leon, President, Phase 1 Technology Corp.; and Steve Wardell, Interim Director, Imaging, ATS Imaging.

John Jennings, Chief Commercial Officer, Basler AG is retiring from the AIA Board after three terms 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 335 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries. AIA is best known for The Vision Show (May 3-5, 2016 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 (February 3-5, 2016 in Orlando); the Certified Vision Professional program; AIA Certified System Integrator program; and Vision Online (, the world’s leading online resource for vision information. AIA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation. For more information on AIA, visit Vision Online or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.

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 800 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; AIA; MCA.