Navitar of Rochester, N.Y., announced today the appointment of Patrick Buvé as regional sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Buvé will be based in Belgium and will oversee Navitar staff in Germany and the UK. Buvé joins Navitar with more than 15 years of experience in the machine vision industry. Before joining Navitar, Patrick was the European sales manager for CCS Europe NV, where he managed the OEM, machine vision partners and distributor sales channels. Navitar supplies optics, optomechanical subassemblies and optoelectronic systems to the machine vision, microscopy, automation, assembly, imaging, test and measurement, inspection, nanotechnology and digital projection industries.