Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Changes at vison association in Britain!

At a recent UKIVA Members’ meeting, Ian Alderton from Alrad Imaging was elected Chairman, with Mark Williamson from Stemmer Imaging standing down after 13 years in the role and Paul Wilson from Scorpion Vision becoming Vice Chairman. This new structure establishes a succession plan for the committee, as the Chair and Vice-Chair are now both elected for a two-year tenure, with a view to the Vice-Chair succeeding the Chair, leading to a 4-year cycle.

Mark Williamson: Standing down as chair!
Alderton has been a longstanding member of the UKIVA committee and it is the second time a member of Alrad Imaging has been appointed chairman, Geoff Smith holding the office from 1997 - 1999.

Paying tribute to Williamson’s tenure as Chairman, Alderton said: “Mark has done a great job for the Association for many years and his experience and stature in the industry has ensured continuity through the many changes the UKIVA has experienced in recent years. These include transition from an independent organisation to be a Special Interest Group of the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) and the passing of founder member, Don Braggins.” Williamson will remain an active of the committee and he continues to be a member of the main PPMA board.

The UKIVA committee was also re-structured. Representatives from Acrovision, Bytronic Automation, Clearview Imaging and Scandinavian Machine Vision were elected to join current committee members from Alrad Imaging, Framos, Multipix Imaging, Scorpion Vision, and Stemmer Imaging. Outgoing Chairman, Mark Williamson, said: “With a number of new members joining the Association, we felt it was the right time to restructure the committee and to get some of the newer members involved.”

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