EMVA General Assembly Elects New Board of Directors

Tribute to Gabriele Jansen after two decades of engagement

Barcelona, 01 June, 2021. The General Assembly of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions taking place in an online format June 1st, 2021, has elected the new EMVA Board of Directors. For the upcoming three-year term, the new board consists of nine members, namely

  • Arnaud Destruels, Sony Europe B.V (Image Sensing Solutions)
  • Arndt Bake, Basler
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne, Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing of Heidelberg University
  • Dr. Chris Yates, Vision Ventures
  • Dr. Christoph Garbe, HD Vision Systems
  • Dr. Dirk Berndt, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
  • Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich, ZEISS Inline Inspection & Metrology
  • Dr. Marco Diani, iMAGE S
  • Dr. Ronald Mueller, Vision Markets

The new elected Board of Directors will have its constituent in-person meeting as soon as possible and by then vote on the roles of EMVA President; Vice President and Treasurer amongst its members.

In a series of emotional farewell video statements many leaders of machine vision players gave their tribute to Gabriele Jansen who chose not to candidate for another term. Gabriele Jansen has been founding member of the EMVA and Board member since the association was established in 2003, making her the longest serving EMVA Board member in the association’s history. From 2003 – 2009 Gabriele Jansen served as EMVA President.

Also stepping down from the EMVA Board are Jochem Herrmann who acted as EMVA President from 2015 – 2019; Jean Caron who was EMVA Board member and Treasurer from 2015 – 2021; and Michel Ollivier who was EMVA Vice President from 2015 – 2021.


About EMVA

The European Machine Vision Association is a non-for-profit and non-commercial association representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe. The association was founded in 2003 to promote the development and use of vision technology in all sectors, and represents members from within Europe, North America, and Asia. The EMVA is open for all types of organizations having a stake in machine vision, computer vision, embedded vision or imaging technologies: manufacturers, system and machine builders, integrators, distributors, consultancies, research organizations and academia. All members – as the 100% owners of the association – benefit from the networking, cooperation, standardization, and the numerous and diverse activities of the EMVA. The EMVA is the host of four global machine vision standards: The two widely established standards GenICam and EMVA 1288 as well as the two standardization initiatives Open Optics Camera Interface (OOCI) and Embedded Vision Interface Standard (emVision).