MINNEAPOLIS– PPT Vision has appointed Stephanie Y. Vinger as vice president of sales. Vinger has more than 15 years of experience at PPT Vision, including sales manager for the Asia Pacific region.

A graduate of Mankato State University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Vinger began her career as an electrical engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Vinger joined PPT Vision as an application engineer in 1997 and became sales and application engineering manager for the Asia Pacific region in 2001. She became a member of PPT Vision’s senior management team in 2005, adding marketing communications responsibilities to her role as sales manager for the Asia Pacific region. Since 2008, she has served as global technical services manager for Image Sensing Systems, managing a team of sales engineers to provide advanced support for machine vision and radar-based products.

Vinger is fluent in several Chinese dialects, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkian and Hahka, with knowledge of Bahasa Malaysia, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean. She is an accomplished Chinese Music instrumentalist and pianist, classically trained at London’s Royal Conservatory of Music, and a senior member of the Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble.

“Stephanie is a seasoned PPT Vision leader, with extensive experience in both application engineering and sales internationally,” said Bob Heller, CEO of PPT Vision. “She brings a unique global perspective to today’s sales challenges, and I know that she will be a great asset to our sales organization and our management team.”

PPT Vision, a Datalogic company, develops and markets expert machine vision solutions for global markets, including automotive, pharmaceutical, food and beverage electronics and general manufacturing operations.