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TKH Group Executive Assumes Helm at Member Company SVS-Vistek

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GILCHING, Germany, Jan. 25, 2024 — Robert Franz has been appointed CEO of machine vision company SVS-Vistek. Franz also serves as group CEO for the German 2D vision companies within the TKH Group, which includes SVS-Vistek. He was appointed CEO of Allied Vision last year
Robert Franz now serves as CEO of SVS-Vistek, in addition to his role of group CEO of the German 2D vision companies within the TKH Group. Franz also serves as Allied Vision’s CEO. Courtesy of SVS-Vistek.
Robert Franz now serves as CEO of SVS-Vistek, in addition to his role of group CEO of the German 2D vision companies within the TKH Group. Franz also serves as Allied Vision’s CEO. Courtesy of SVS-Vistek.

In the new role, Franz will aim to optimize the collaboration of the TKH 2D Vision companies, including industry leaders Allied Vision, Chromasens, Euresys, NET, and SVS-Vistek. Sales activities under the leadership of Björn Krasemann, CCO and chief sales officer for SVS-Vistek and Allied Vision, respectively, as well as the marketing activities under the leadership of Johannes Zurin, director of business development and marketing for both SVS-Vistek and Allied Vision, have been merged. SVS-Vistek’s product management division, led by chief product officer Thorsten Schmidt, and the R&D division, led by CTO Gerd Reichle, will maintain their current functions, the company said.

Schmidt will additionally assume the role of SVS-Vistek site manager for the Gilching, Germany location.

Additional personnel moves include added responsibility for Allied Vision COO Andre Kruse, who will assume the position for SVS-Vistek in addition to Allied Vision. Previous SVS-Vistek CEO Walter Denk will continue to serve the company in an advisory capacity.




Published: January 2024
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Machine vision, also known as computer vision or computer sight, refers to the technology that enables machines, typically computers, to interpret and understand visual information from the world, much like the human visual system. It involves the development and application of algorithms and systems that allow machines to acquire, process, analyze, and make decisions based on visual data. Key aspects of machine vision include: Image acquisition: Machine vision systems use various...
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