AIA honors Andy Wilson with machine vision achievement award

Feb. 26, 2013
Orlando, FL--Andrew Wilson, Editor of PennWell's Vision Systems Design magazine, was presented with the prestigious 2013 AIA Achievement Award during a ceremony held at Automated Imaging Association's 21st Annual Business Conference.

Orlando, FL--Andrew Wilson, Editor of PennWell's Vision Systems Design magazine, was presented with the prestigious 2013 AIA Achievement Award during a ceremony held at the Automated Imaging Association's 21st Annual Business Conference. The annual award has been given since 1991 and honors one industry leader for outstanding contributions in promoting market acceptance of industrial and/or scientific imaging.

"Andy has been a long time advocate for the vision and imaging industry and I’m happy to see his name among the influential group of leaders who have been given this award," said Jeff Burnstein, AIA President. "He has been instrumental in introducing vision and imaging technologies to a broad range of industries throughout the world. He has contributed to the education of current vision users on emerging technologies within the vision industry, as well as exposing potential users to all that vision has to offer."

Wilson was the Founding Editor of Vision Systems Design magazine and has written numerous technical articles on image processing, machine vision, and computer science for the past twenty-five years. By providing readers with specific examples of how such technology can be used in OEM applications, Wilson has strived to show how lighting, computer interfaces, software and displays and other OEM components are used in applications ranging from scientific to industrial machine vision applications.

In addition to the award, the 2013 AIA Board of Directors election results were announced. The following board members were re-elected to new two year terms: John Jennings, chief commercial officer, Basler Vision Technologies; Todd Miller, general manager, JAI; Keith Reuben, president, Teledyne DALSA Asia-Pacific; and Edward Roney, national accounts manager, FANUC Robotics America Corp. Steve Wardell, ATS Automation, was appointed by the board to the remaining one year left in the term of Phil Arsenault, ATS Automation.

"I am very excited to continue the momentum AIA has built over the last several years," said Greg Hollows, chairman of the AIA Board of Directors and director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics. Other 2013 members of the AIA board include Jeff Burnstein, AIA president; George Chamberlain, president, Pleora Technologies; Michael Cyros, president, Allied Vision Technologies; Rusty Ponce de Leon, president, Phase 1 Technology Corp.; Steve Mott, vice president, Components Express Inc.; and Kyle Voosen, director of marketing, National Instruments Corp. (U.K.) Ltd.

About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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