AMETEK Surface Vision Appoints New Director of Sales - Americas

Friday, January 18, 2019

HAYWARD, CA – AMETEK Surface Vision, a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions, appointed Francois Levac as the Director of Sales to help strengthen and grow the company’s global sales presence.

Formerly Manager of Sales for the Paper Industry in the Americas and Canada, Mr. Levac will support Surface Vision’s existing customer base and grow new relationships by enhancing representation across North America and Latin America. Highly-experienced in understanding the quality challenges facing the metal, paper, plasticand non-woven production industries, Mr. Levac and his team will improve access to Surface Vision’s world-leading SmartView® and SmartAdvisor® solutions for surface inspection, monitoring and process surveillance applications.

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering based in Montréal, Canada, Mr. Levac has a successful track record in industrial technology sales spanning 20 years. Prior to joining AMETEK Surface Vision, he held a variety of successful roles with Cognex, Honeywell and Honeywell-Measurex.

“The surface inspection and process monitoring market is showing immense growth, mainly due to the growing need for automation as manufacturers demand products driven by higher quality requirements,” said Ben Wileman, Divisional Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for AMETEK Surface Vision and AMETEK Land. “Francois’s proven experience in large complex projects involving multiple decision makers makes him the perfect choice to lead our sales operations and ensure great relationships with satisfied customers.”

Mr. Wileman added, “This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior leader to oversee our sales and distribution strategy in the Americas, as we continue to meet the growing vision automation challenges for our existing and future customers with our market-leading solutions.”

For more information about Surface Vision solutions, visit www.ameteksurfacevision.com.

About AMETEK Surface Vision

AMETEK Surface Vision is a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions, with a broad product portfolio optimized for web and surface inspection and monitoring and process surveillance applications.

Its product portfolio includes three distinct product lines: SmartView® systems, SmartAdvisor® systems and Slit Inspection. Each product line uniquely enables customers to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion across the metals, paper, plastics, nonwovens and glass industries. Visit ameteksurfacevision.com to learn more.

AMETEK Surface Vision is a unit of AMETEK Process and Analytical Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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