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  • Dwight Carlson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dwight Carlson has been the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Coherix since 2004. Coherix was founded to transform the way parts are measured and manufactured, just as Mr. Carlson did as Founder and CEO of Perceptron for automobile bodies. Dwight founded Xycom in Flint, Michigan at the age of 24, not long after graduating from General Motors Institute in Flint. Today, Mr. Carlson serves on the Advisory Board for the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Dwight received the 2008 Manufacturing Leadership Award from the Shien-Ming Wu Foundation in recognition of his leadership skills and his profound impact on the manufacturing industry.

  • Jürgen Dennig


    Jürgen Dennig has over 28 years of experience in the automotive industry in automatic dispensing and vision systems. He holds a MS in Engineering Studies from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Prior to joining Coherix, Jürgen served as the Vice President Electronics within the IAS Division at Atlas Copco. He has extensive experience in creating successful global sales strategies for dispensing and vision systems. With his strong Leadership capabilities and expert strategic planning experience, matched with his strong customer relationship building that has extended over the last 28 years, he drove advanced technology into the global marketplace.

  • Craig A. Manning

    Vice President of Engineering & Operations

    Craig A. Manning has over 27 years of experience in motion control, advanced robotics, machine learning, machine vision, 100% inspection, and factory automation. He has a multi-disciplinary engineering degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Purdue University. Craig also has 15 years of executive engineering experience building and growing distributed cross-functional engineering teams in fast-paced organizations. Before Coherix, Craig was a Senior Director of Engineering at Perceptron/Atlas Copco.

  • Douglas Davidson

    Chief Technology Officer

    Douglas Davidson is a highly experienced software engineer with 31 years of software design, implementation, and leadership experience on embedded, VxWorks, Linux, and MS Windows platforms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Douglas was one of the founding members of Coherix, bringing his tenure to over 19 years. He’s leading the company to the Factory of the Future by designing products that not only provide robust 3D inspection, but also prevent any issues from occurring.

Board of directors.

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.

Stan Piekos Director

Stan Piekos is results-oriented executive with a proven track record in financial and strategic management within fast growth, high tech industries. Mr. Piekos has over 25 years of diverse financial experience with expertise in public financing (eight offerings) and strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Ed Allen Director

Ed Allen is a 25-year software and technology industry veteran specializing in developing and aligning offerings to markets, defining and executing profitable growth strategy and building and leading large cross functional organizations. Skills include leading organizational change at scale, P&L leadership and optimization, growing and building strong teams with highly differentiated industry skills and a deep passion for customer success.

Dr. Chen Yudong Director

Dr. Chen Yudong has served as the President of Bosch China for the last 12 years & has an extensive background in manufacturing & machine vision. Under Dr. Chen Yudong’s leadership, China has emerged as the Bosch Group’s largest market with the largest group of employees outside of headquarters in Germany.

Wen Jinyang Investor Director

Ms. Wen Jinyang was elected to the Coherix, Inc. Board of Directors on October 19, 2018 to serve as Investor Director for Xintai U.S. Investment, LLC.  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.