Quality Magazine

AIA Membership Tops 300 Companies

January 6, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI-The Automated Imaging Association (AIA) has announced that membership has reached a record high of 304 companies from 27 nations.

Soliton Technologies (Bangalore, India), the first Indian company to design and manufacture machine vision cameras, became AIA’s 300th member. “Soliton Technologies is proud to become the 300th member of AIA, the world’s leading machine vision trade association, and looks forward to helping AIA expand its global efforts to promote the machine vision industry,” says Ganesh Devaraj, managing director and CEO of Soliton.

“It is fitting that a company from India is our 300th member,” says Jeffrey A. Burnstein, AIA’s executive vice president. “One of the keys to our successful growth is the decision by our board of directors more than a decade ago to become a truly global trade association by accepting members from around the world and promoting the industry in every corner of the globe.”

“The machine vision industry has always been a strong and loyal supporter of its trade association, and AIA’s growth is a result of this outstanding support. It is gratifying to achieve this new membership level. As more companies get involved with the association, the more effective AIA can be in reaching out to new industries and new global markets and helping our member companies succeed,” says Michael Cyros, AIA president and president of Allied Vision Technologies Inc. (Newburyport, MA).