Gregory Hollows, an 11-year employee of optical components provider Edmund Optics in Barrington, N.J., has been elected to a two-year term on the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) board of directors, the company has announced. The AIA comprises about 300 businesses across the Americas that provide products and services related to machine vision systems, including sensors, cameras, optics, and software. Hollows began his career at Edmund as an applications engineer, progressing through engineering management to his current position as director of machine vision solutions. He has bachelor's degrees from Rutgers University in both physics and chemistry. He has been a frequent presenter and instructor in machine vision technologies for the past seven years, covering topics such as optics, lighting and system integration. At his first board meeting, Hollows was appointed chairman of the AIA’s education subcommittee.