New Chair GenICam Standard Working Group elected

Michael Schmidt takes over from long-term serving Dr. Fritz Dierks    

Barcelona,​ December 19th, 2022. During the last International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM) in Tokyo/Japan the GenICam Working Group has elected Michael Schmidt as new Chair of the Standard Working Group. Michael Schmidt leads a camera development team at Basler AG. He takes over the position from Dr. Fritz Dierks who has been leading the GenICam working group for almost 18 years and chose not to stand for another reelection to initiate the process of rejuvenating the board of the GenICam standard working group. The GenICam standard is hosted by the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA).

“I would like to thank Fritz for his relentless work driving standardization in the machine vision industry throughout all these years. The impact of his strategic vision on the industry is a lasting contribution to standardization as one of the core pillars for the success of machine vision technology,” says Michael Schmidt.

Also, the EMVA Board of Directors thanks Dr. Dierks for his extraordinary and long-term engagement to serve the machine vision industry.

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).