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Leaders in Manufacturing Quality and 3D Machine Vision

Our board of directors includes a team of experienced, innovative leaders in manufacturing quality and machine vision technology.

Dwight Carlson, 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.

Philip Rice II, Director

Mr. Rice is the Chairman of the Board and CFO of Zivo Bioscience, Inc., a publicly held company. Mr. Rice is the managing partner and founder of Legacy Results, a firm providing strategic advisory and financial services to growing companies. Prior to founding Legacy Results in 2001, Mr. Rice held various leadership positions such as COO at Stahl’s Inc., CFO at Gallagher-Kaiser Corp., and President and CFO at Speedy International, Inc. He started his professional career at Deloitte & Touche, where he became a Certified Public Account (CPA) in 1979.

Jun Ni, PhD, Director

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 S.M. 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.

Robert Smith, Director

Mr. Smith has 41 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 2004.

James K. West, Director

Principal at Technology Consulting Network, LLC., Mr. West was the Vice President Product Development & Engineering of Perceptron, Inc. He builds collaborative product development teams that drive advanced technology into the global marketplace.  Examples include instruments, machines, and systems in the Machine Vision Robotic Automation and 3-D Laser Measurement sectors.  He has extensive cross-functional experience in product development, systems engineering and general management in high growth, small to mid-sized companies. Colleagues recognize him for value engineering products, streamlining operations and partnering with marketing leadership to develop strategic plans.

Jinyang Wen, Investor Director

Ms. Jinyang Wen was elected to the Coherix, Inc. Board of Directors on October 19, 2018 to serve as Investor Director for Xintai U.S. Investment, LLC. She studied in the Beijing Xindongfang English School and has attended the University of Washington since 2015, majoring in Communications. Some of her social and volunteer work includes China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, the University of Washington Orc Outdoor Organization and employment at the University of Washington Library. She speaks fluent Chinese and English.

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