Neil Sandhu (Product Manager for Imaging, Measurement, Ranging & Systems at Sick (UK)) has formally been appointed chairman of UKIVA during the vision association’s on-line AGM on 29 January 2021. Sandhu takes over from Allan Anderson (Managing Director at ClearView Imaging) who had completed a two-year cycle as chairman. At the same meeting, Allan was elected to once again become Vice Chairman.
Commenting on his appointment as Chairman, Neil said: “The UK vision industry faces many challenges going forward, both as we emerge from the constraints of the Coronavirus pandemic and as we adapt to the new trading arrangements with the EU. However, with these challenges come many opportunities. Throughout 2020, even in the most demanding economic conditions, the need for greater automation in manufacturing sectors and reductions in workforce availability have led to a surge of interest in machine vision. The extensive range of established and versatile vision technology already in use in a variety of different industries can be readily adapted to meet these emerging requirements.”