Robotics Industry News
Greg Hollows of Edmund Optics Named AIA Chairman
Robotic Industries Association Posted 01/18/2012(Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA ) Greg Hollows, Director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics, was named Chairman of the AIA Board of Directors for 2012-2013 during the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the members of AIA as Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Hollows. “Over the next two years I hope that we can build upon the strong foundation that currently exists. In doing so we’ll be looking to grow AIA’s presence in existing and emerging market areas through education, understanding and cooperation. Working with the staff and my fellow Board members, we will help make our ‘Vision for the Future’ a reality,” Hollows added.
“Greg has been a key member of the Board during the past three years and Vice Chair for the past two,” said Jeff Burnstein, AIA President. “He has been extremely active in developing our Certified Vision Professional Program, improving The Vision Show and Conference, and serving on the Automate Show Committee that completely reinvented the former International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show. I am certain Greg will do a great job leading the AIA Board over the next two years.”
Hollows succeeds Rusty Ponce de Leon, President, Phase 1 Technology, who remains on the AIA Board as Past Chairman.
Hollows and Ponce de Leon are joined on the Board by newly-elected Directors Phil Arsenault, Director of Engineering, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. and Steve Mott, Vice President, Components Express, Inc. Both Arsenault and Mott are serving their first term on the Board.
Todd Miller, General Manager, JAI, was appointed by the Board to the remaining one year left in the term of Jorgen Andersen, President and CEO at JAI.
Re-elected to new two-year terms are George Chamberlain, President, Pleora Technologies; John Merva, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Advanced Illumination; and Kyle Voosen, Director of Marketing, National Instruments Corporation (U.K.) Ltd.
The other 2012 members of the AIA Board include Michael Cyros, Chief Commercial Officer, Allied Vision Technologies, Inc.; John Jennings, Chief Commercial Officer, Basler Vision Technologies; Keith Reuben, President, Teledyne DALSA Asia-Pacific; Edward Roney, National Accounts Manager, FANUC Robotics America Corporation; and Jeff Burnstein, AIA President.
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 30 countries. In addition to the vision and imaging standards such as the GigE Vision®, Camera Link® and USB3 Vision™, AIA is best-known for The Vision Show (May 8-10, 2012 in Boston); the Automate Show (January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago); the annual AIA Business Conference; and Vision Online (www.visiononline.org), the world’s leading online resource for machine vision information.
For more information on AIA, visit www.visiononline.org or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.