Alan Johnson Press Release April 22, 2014

Robotic VISION Technologies names Alan Johnson Chief
Operating Officer to add to executive team
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (April 22, 2014)—Robotic VISION Technologies LLC (RVT)
has strengthened its executive team by naming Alan Johnson to the position of Chief Operating
Johnson has impressive credentials and has worked in senior management at other firms with
RVT founder and Chief Executive Officer Rick Weidinger.
“We’re very pleased to bring in Alan to be our Chief Operating Officer,” Weidinger said. “He
has a history of delivering customers leading-edge technology and superior customer
satisfaction. We worked together in building the success stories at MFS Communications and
Pontio Communications and I’m thrilled to be working with him again.”
Johnson has been Regional Director for MFS Communications, where he managed fiber optic
network expansion and integration, US West Communications Vice President and General
Manager responsible for serving more than 385,000 customers and leading 2,500 employees and
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Pontio Communications, where he led sales, network
development and operations and transformed a start-up into the largest competitive local
exchange in Texas. Each company was acquired and produced significant value for shareowners
and employees. Upon the sale of Pontio, Johnson has pursued private investments, real estate
development and owning auto dealerships to fuel his enthusiasm for automobiles.
“Rick and his team at RVT provide industry-leading technology to the world of automation and
to join RVT now as the company expands globally is an amazing opportunity for me and fellow
employees,” Johnson said. “Robotic Automation, 3D Point Cloud, Machine Learning, Artificial
Intelligence and Video Analytics is coming of age and RVT has an enormous opportunity to be a
global leader. I am excited to join Rick and his team.”
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About Robotic VISION Technologies, LLC
Robotic VISION Technologies LLC, a privately held software company, is a recognized leader
in the field of Vision Guided Robotics (VGR). eVisionFactory (eVF) is the brand name of the
RVT vision guidance software platform that allows robots to “See, Think, and Do.” RVT’s
software and technologies enable image recognition, machine vision and robot guidance
processes in industrial and non-industrial markets. RVT’s main 3D vision products feature the
Henry Ford Technology Award-winning single-camera 3D software product in addition to its
proprietary validation tools – AutoCal, AutoTrain and AccuTest. In addition, RVT has won the
prestigious BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for its technology and governmental work efforts.
A sample of customers using RVT’s products include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota,
Nissan, Harley- Davidson, Boeing and Johnson & Johnson. RVT’s eVF software platform is
installed in hundreds of systems worldwide and operates every day controlling over $500 million
of capital equipment. Robotic VISION Technologies is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills,
Mich., with an office in Washington, D.C., and opened an office and technical center in Munich,
Germany, on February 3, 2014. RVT has recently secured agreements with Intellectual Ventures
and Jacobs Technology Inc. for technology growth and field support.
Tim Tuttle
Media/Public Relations Director
Robotic VISION Technologies
765 721-7599
[email protected]