The EMVA Board of Directors is the representative body which sets the strategic course and oversees the management of the association by representing the interests of all EMVA members. The Board of Directors is formed by the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer and a number of further members which may be no less than two and no more than nine. The Board is elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years. The board members serve the association voluntarily and free-of-charge.

Jochem Herrmann | President

”Standards are very important for the Machine Vision market. EMVA is already hosting two important standards (GenICam and EMVA-1288). There are many innovative companies in Europe and it is therefore logical that EMVA will host more standards in the future.
In addition to my general responsibilities as an EMVA Board Member, I see it as my primary goal to help EMVA to achieve its ambition to become an important player in Machine Vision standards.”

Short CV

Jochem Herrmann is Chief Scientist and co-founder of the Dutch camera manufacturer Adimec.
He is responsible for the future technologies on Adimec’s roadmap (2-5 years ahead). New technologies can be developed in house, but also in joint R&D projects with industrial partners and universities, often in European programs like FP7, CATRENE and Medea+.

The new interface standard CoaXPress is the result of a successful cooperation in a joint R&D project in which Jochem played a leading role.

Since October 2012 Jochem has worked in close cooperation with the EMVA Board as EMVA representative in G3 – the cooperation between the three Machine Vision associations AIA, JIIA and EMVA on standards development. In June 2013 he was formally elected into the EMVA Board in which his primary working field is planning, development and dissemination of standards for the Machine Vision industry.

Jochem Herrmann, Adimec, The Netherlands
Jochem Herrmann
Adimec, The Netherlands

Michel Ollivier | Vice President

For me, the main objective of EMVA is to increase the competitiveness of its members. My personal objective will be to motivate more vision integrators to become members of the EMVA. To achieve that goal, I will focus on new activities: education, regional groups and relationship between vision integrators and vision components companies to influence the standards

Short CV

Michel Ollivier is member of the board and R&D manager of TIAMA, a French group which includes MSC&SGCC, world leader in hollow glass inspection, and LUCEO which develops vision solutions for the food market. The R&D team of TIAMA involves 80 engineers, specialists of image processing and also of optics, mechanics and software.

Since August 2013 Michel has worked in close cooperation with the EMVA Board as one of EMVA’s representatives to other industry organizations such as SYMOP in France or VDMA in Germany. In May 2014 he then was formally elected into the EMVA Board and took the post of EMVA Treasurer followed by becoming the Vice President in 2015.

Dr. Michel Ollivier
Tiama, France

Dr. Jean Caron | Treasurer

”The development of the European Machine Vision industry and its influence are key factors to increase the competitiveness of the EMVA members. As a board member, my ambition is to reinforce the services proposed by the association to the members by developing a Machine Vision educational service and to contribute to the European Machine Vision expertise dissemination.”

Short CV

Jean Caron is Vice President Sales and Support at Euresys. Euresys, a leading manufacturer of image and video acquisition components and image processing software. Jean took over this responsibilities after 8 years in setting-up and managing the Euresys Customer Support department. Previously, Jean held a position of Sr. Vision Solution Engineer at Cognex International during 5 years and was R&D Vision Engineer in various industries.

In May 2014 he was formally elected into the EMVA Board and started working on an educational project as additional service for the members. In addition he is also contributing to the EMVA regional actions. 2015 he took the post of EMVA Treasurer

Dr. Jean Caron
Euresys, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne

My main objective as a member of the EMVA board would be to help EMVA member companies to incorporate newest research results from image processing, computer vision, optics, and photonics into their products to gain competitive advantage over their competitors. To achieve that goal, I will focus on the buildup of certified continuous EMVA education programs, the establishment of more efficient networks between university research and companies, and the development of further standards for vision components and systems beyond currently existing ones.”

Short CV

Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne is professor of physics and computer science at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and the Institute for Environmental Physics of Heidelberg University since 1994. End of 1995, he founded the Heidelberg Image Processing Forum, a continuous education activity, which has become the major contact forum between research and machine vision industry in Germany. Since 2008, he is the coordinating director of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing HCI, an Industry-on-Campus Project including now eight company members (Bosch Germany, Bosch India, Sony Germany, Carl Zeiss, Bayer, and the SMEs Heidelberg Engineering, Silicon Software, and PCO). Since 2008 he is also deputy director of the IWR and chairs the EMVA 1288 standardization committee for camera characterization. He serves as a member of the Advisory Councils for the Center for Computing and Communication Technology (TZI) at Bremen University, the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance, and the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP). He is also a member of the jury for the ZEISS Innovation Award.

Prof. Bernd Jähne
Heidelberg University, Germany

Toni Ventura-Traveset

I have been honored to be one of the founders and to work as member of the EMVA Board of Directors since 2003, participating in the decisions and the implementation of very beneficial activities for our members: MV dissemination, marketing, EMVA conference, networking activities, standardization, R&D cooperation and funding, activities in fairs, cooperation with other associations, European Commission relations. It is my desire to continue contributing to the development of EMVA as member of the board, in cooperation to all our members and colleagues.”

Short CV

Toni Ventura-Traveset is the founder and the CEO of DataPixel and member of the board of Innovalia Association. He has more than 30 years of experience working in digital imaging, machine vision, 3D vision and metrology. He is an expert in high accuracy 3D vision based dimensional metrology applications at the micro and in nano-scale, and in automatic 3D pointcloud processing and analysis.

In the research field, he has extensive experience in European Research Programmes, participating in more than 100 European projects since 1987, and consultant and advisor of both European Commission and the Spanish and regional governments. In the academic field, he has been associated professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia since 1989, publishing articles, participating in scientific and business conferences and international committees.

Mr. Ventura is elected member of the Board of Directors of the EMVA (European Machine Vision Association) since 2003, and was its President from 2012 to 2015. He is also one of the founders of the association.

Toni Ventura-Traveset
Datapixel, Spain

Gabriele Jansen

Being committed to the idea and the goals of the European Machine Vision Association right from the beginning I would like to contribute my passion and my expertise to the further growth of the EMVA. My vision for the association is that it strengthens its position as a networking, cooperation and marketing platform for its members, actively promoting Machine Vision in Europe and European Machine Vision worldwide

Short CV

Gabriele Jansen is the CEO and owner of Vision Ventures, an independent, internationally operating M&A firm specialized in machine vision and photonics. Vision Ventures´ services cover the complete management of the sell or buy project from target selection via due diligence to contract closing.

Gabriele holds an engineering degree in optical metrology, a business degree in engineering management and a law degree in M&A. With a good 20 years of experience in the machine vision industry, mostly as an entrepreneur in her own right, she offers a unique mixture of industry knowledge, technological insight and business acumen.

In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, Gabriele is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Machine Vision Association EMVA since 2003, works regularly as a consultant for the European Commission, and is active on several advisory boards and industry committees.

Gabriele Jansen
Vision Ventures, Germany

Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich

”In the EMVA Board I would like to focus on topics which are related to industrial applications and their resulting demands for future machine vision systems. With this focus I want to motivate more system integrators to be part of our community. I also will try to link discussions from end users into our community. Beside this it is important for me to align activities of the different associations on an European Level.”

Short CV

Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich is the Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection GmbH & Co. KG. The company is solution provider for inline measuring technology, robot guidance and vision-based quality inspection systems in the automotive and manufacturing industries.

Kai-Udo Modrich studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. In 2002 he received his PhD at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the same university. From 1997 until 2007 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Fraunhofer IPA) in different positions at last as Head of the Department Information Processing. Since 2008 he has been working at Carl Zeiss AG. At the start of his career, he led in the ZEISS Business Group Industrial Metrology (IMT) the department of Product Management and afterwards he headed the software development. Parallel to his position as Senior Director for software development, he was the Managing Director at the Carl Zeiss Innovation Center in Dresden as well as at the subsidiary Holometric Technologies GmbH in Essingen.

Since December 2012 he is the Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection GmbH & Co. KG in Oehringen, Germany.

Kai-Udo Modrich has been working in different voluntary committees in the area of machine vision and metrology e.g. for the Vision Show, Messe Stuttgart, AMA scientific committee and others. From 2002 until 2013 he has been working as chairman for x-ray based computed tomography for metrology applications in the VDI/VDE GMA 3.33. Since 2008 he has been working in the industrial advisory board of Fraunhofer Alliance Vision. He is member of EMVA, VDMA Robotik und Automation and AIA

Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich
Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection Systems, Germany