ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Manfredi has joined Coherix as vice president of the firm's automotive operations in the Americas.
Coherix is a pioneer in the development of three-dimensional machine-vision technology to detect manufacturing defects in powertrain and other precision automotive components.
"Don is a most welcome addition to Coherix's global leadership team," said Dwight Carlson, the company's chairman and CEO. "He's a proven performer with a wealth of automotive technology experience. We expect him to play a key role in the growth of our automotive business in the Americas."
Manfredi had been responsible for Inos Automation Software's North American operations based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Prior to joining Inos, he was chief operating officer at Variation Reduction Solutions in Plymouth, Mich., and had held a series of key management positions in marketing, account management and application engineering at Perceptron, also in Plymouth.
An adjunct professor at Lawrence Technological University's College of Management in Southfield, Mich., since 2006, he holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Michigan State University and a master's degree in business administration from Lawrence Technological University.
Manfredi is a native of Iron River, Michigan. He lives in Plymouth.
Based on research conducted at the University of Michigan, Coherix technology makes it possible for original equipment manufacturers to visually detect for the first time variations in component surface quality critical to product performance. The company's high-speed, non-contact ShapPix and Robust 3D systems are designed to improve quality, lower costs and shorten new-product development time.
Coherix is a privately held, global supplier of high-speed, high-definition 3D machine vision systems designed to manage precision manufacturing processes in the automotive and semiconductor industries. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, the company also has technical centers in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Coherix's customer list includes BorgWarner, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Panasonic, Volvo Technology Transfer and TRW. More information is available at www.coherix.com.
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