NETHERLANDS—June 29, 2011—Marcel Heugen, an expert in machine vision and industrial automation engineering, will now serve as a senior consultant for PPT VISION’s European headquarters here. In this role, he will support PPT VISION’s European Operations, headquartered in the Netherlands, under the direction of Ivar Keulers, European sales manager for PPT VISION.
Heugen held leadership roles in machine vision engineering at Simac Masic & TSS bv, SAC GmbH (Sirius Advanced Cybernetics) before launching his own business, SAC Nederland, Vision Competence Center, in 2005. In his new assignment, as founder of Vision Consultancy, he will support an expanding network of PPT VISION certified integrators, distributors and business partners throughout Europe.
“Marcel is a recognized leader in European applications of machine vision, and his expertise will support our strategic expansion throughout Europe,” said Keulers. “He will be a true asset in defining new applications and business opportunities, especially in the automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device and electronics markets.”
“Europe represents the very essence of the most advanced machine vision technology,” said Bob Heller, CEO of PPT VISION. “The addition of Marcel Heugen to our European team reinforces our commitment to this marketplace, and we are very excited about the potential he brings to our organization.”
PPT VISION, with European headquarters in the Netherlands, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision solutions for global markets, backed by expandable hardware platforms and technical service. For more information