Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Scorpion Vision Ltd has become the new Chairman of the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA), taking over the reins from Ian Alderton. Wilson took up his new position at the recent UKIVA Annual Members’ meeting held at Arena MK.
Wilson established Scorpion Vision in 2006 and has grown it from a component sales business to a machine vision specialist integrator. He had served 2 years as Vice-Chairman of the Association and will hold his new position for a further 2 years. Allan Anderson, Managing Director of Clearview Imaging, was elected as the new Vice-Chairman, again for a period of 2 years.
In taking up his new role, Wilson noted that the Association was going from strength to strength and paid tribute to outgoing Chairman, Ian Alderton for his tireless efforts and for his contribution towards bringing to fruition the UKIVA’s biggest undertaking to date, the forthcoming Machine Vision Conference. Wilson urged all UKIVA members to play their part in making the Conference a success.
“The UKIVA Machine Vision Conference, to be held on 27th April 2017 at Arena MK represents a milestone for industrial vision in the UK,” he said . “This is the first independent event of its kind. We are well on track to achieve our aim of 50 technical vision seminars across a broad range of vision topics and we already have over 40 of the industry’s leading companies signed up for the accompanying exhibition. Visitor registration is now open at www.machinevisionconference.co.uk, and we are looking to attract a broad cross section of delegates, from those who are completely new to vision through to experienced vision engineers. There will be something to interest everyone, and of course, a wonderful networking opportunity.”
Establishing an event such as this from scratch requires a concerted effort from many people. Wilson praised the efforts of the Conference organising committee, with a special mention for Allan Anderson who has driven the project forward. “Allan is to be congratulated”, he said. “His efforts, with the help of the committee and the experience of the team at the PPMA, have made the Conference a reality”.