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2017 AIA Board of Directors Election Results Announced

POSTED 02/21/2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Four vision industry leaders have been re-elected to serve new two year terms on the Board of Directors of AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, the industry’s trade group.

The four incumbent board members who were re-elected are:

  • Ghislain Beaupré, Vice President, R&D and Operations, Teledyne DALSA
  • Wallace Latimer, Sales Director / Customized Optical Systems, FISBA
  • Rex Lee, PhD, CEO/President, Pyramid Imaging
  • Edward Roney, National Account Manager – Intelligent Robotics, FANUC America Corporation

“I am excited for this opportunity to serve on the AIA Board of Directors for another term. I am pleased to be one of your representatives to shape the future of our industry and ensure its expansion for the benefit of all the members,” said Ghislain Beaupré, Vice President, R&D and Operations, for Teledyne DALSA.

“I am very pleased that my colleagues in the AIA family have seen fit to allow me to continue progressing their interest and needs within the AIA Board of Directors,” said Wallace Latimer, Sales Director for Customized Optical Systems at FISBA. “I believe that the organization is delivering a valuable product and look forward to enhancements and new member focused benefits to come. I am excited to continue my efforts and involvement in the future of AIA and its member companies.”

“I'm very pleased to be re-elected to the board of AIA,” added Rex Lee, PhD, CEO and President of Pyramid Imaging. “I look forward to continuing to be an advocate for our membership and supporting the growth of our association within A3. Thank you.”

“I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to represent the members of our association,” said Edward Roney, National Account Manager for Intelligent Robotics at FANUC America Corporation. “I look forward to continuing our work for the benefit of our industry as we pursue efforts in education and vision technology awareness; with an increased interest in how we, the AIA, can support academia in their efforts to train students for exciting future careers in vision technology.”

The other 2017 members of the AIA Board of Directors include Marc Marini, Director, National Instruments and Chair of the AIA Board; Steve Mott, Vice President, Components Express Inc. and Past Chair of the AIA Board; Jeff Burnstein, AIA President; Dave Curley, VP of Marketing & Sales, Pleora Technologies; Greg Hollows, Imaging Business Unit Director, Edmund Optics; John Merva, Vice President of Gardasoft; Rusty Ponce de Leon, President, Phase 1 Technology Corp.; and Steve Wardell, Director, Imaging, ATS Automation.

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 360 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries. AIA is best known for The Vision Show (April 10-12, 2018 in Boston); vision and imaging standards such as GigE Vision®, Camera Link®, Camera Link HS™ and USB3 Vision™; the Automate Show (April 3-6, 2017 in Chicago); the annual A3 Business Forum (January 17-19, 2018 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. AIA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation, the not-for-profit umbrella association serving the members of AIA, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA).

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 & Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent over 1,000 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; MCMA