Chief Executive Officer/Chairman
Mr. Carlson drives the company’s global vision and strategy. He has built Coherix into a leader in the 3D machine vision industry. He also serves on the Leveraging Innovation Technology (LIT) Team, an organization that works to accelerate innovative manufacturing technology into the auto industry. An entrepreneur, Mr. Carlson founded Perceptron and Xycom.
Mr. Krivan spent the past decade as a line executive at J.D. Power and Associates. Prior to J.D. Power, he spent more than 15 years at Rockwell Automotive, holding positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Marketing. Previously, Mr. Krivan spent 10 years in management consulting, with the majority of that time at Arthur D. Little. Mr. Krivan participates in a number of industry organizations and has been a Board Member and Chairperson of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, a member of the Heavy Duty Business Forum, served on the Board of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) while in Europe. He is actively involved in the Society of Automotive Engineers and is an incoming Board Member of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Mr. Krivan earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Jun Ni, PhD
Professor Ni is a Chaired Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Michigan, Director of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center, and also serves as the Dean of the Joint Institute between Michigan and Jiao Tong University. In addition, he is Co-Director of the Multi-Campus National Science Foundation Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, a Deputy Director of the NSF- Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, a Collegiate Professor for the SM Wu Center for Manufacturing Science. Dr. Ni holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin plus a B.S. in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research Interests include: manufacturing process modeling, analysis and prediction; precision engineering and metrology; cutting tool development, quality control methods, intelligent maintenance systems, and fault monitoring and diagnosis.
Mr. Smith has forty-one years of experience with Owens Illinois, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company located in Toledo, Ohio. Throughout his career at Owens Illinois, he held various positions including Plant Manager of four plants, Vice President & Area Manufacturing Manager for eight plants, Vice President and General Manager of West Coast Operations (eight plants and four sales offices), Vice President Manufacturing North America, Vice President (O-I) International Operations and Technical Assistance and Licensing, Vice President (O-I) Corporate Technology and Machine Manufacturing, Vice President (O-I) General Manager, North America and Vice President (O-I) Global Human Resources. Mr. Smith retired from Owens Illinois in December 31, 2004.