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Microscan Appoints Dan Barnes as Vice President, Operations

POSTED 02/11/2016

roscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, announces the appointment of Dan Barnes to the position of Vice President, Operations, based at the Microscan headquarters facility in Renton, Washington, U.S.A.

Barnes has been a key member of the Microscan management team and has held increasingly responsible positions in Engineering in his 21 years with the company, culminating in his most recent position as Director, Engineering. In this position, Barnes led the development effort of Microscan’s latest product platform introduced in September 2015, MicroHAWK Barcode Readers and the WebLink User Interface – the world’s first web browser-based barcode reader setup and control interface.

Barnes joins the Microscan senior management team reporting to Scott Summerville, President. In his role, Barnes will be responsible for all aspects of Microscan’s Operations including Supply Chain/Logistics, Manufacturing, Quality, Service, and Commercial Operations. He will also be responsible for driving Lean Six Sigma initiatives under Microscan’s internal waste-reduction program.

“Dan’s in-depth knowledge of our technology, process orientation, ability to build a team, and long-term commitment to Microscan makes him the ideal person to join the executive team and lead our Operations function,” said Summerville.

Barnes has an MBA with a concentration in Technology Management from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Ferris State University in Michigan. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.

About Microscan
Microscan is a global leader in barcode reading, machine vision, and verification technology serving a wide range of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a leader in automatic identification and inspection with extensive solutions ranging from barcode reading, tracking, and traceability up to complex machine vision measurement, guidance, code verification, and print quality grading.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company recognized for quality leadership in the U.S., Microscan is known and trusted by customers worldwide as a provider of quality, high precision products. Microscan is a part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.