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

Mr. Rice is the Chairman of the Board, as well as the CFO, of Zivo Bioscience, Inc., a publically held company. Mr. Rice is the managing partner and founder of the 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

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.

Robert Smith

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.