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Ametek surface vision engineer recognized for outstanding contribution at tappi awards

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TAPPI Presents Leonard Fiore with Process Control Division Technical Award 2018 

An expert engineer from AMETEK Surface Vision, a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions, was presented by TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry), with a prestigious technical award at its recent PaperCon event in Charlotte, NC.

Senior Hardware Engineer Leonard (Lenny) Fiore received the 2018 Process Control Division Technical Award, which is presented annually by TAPPI in recognition of outstanding contributions to paper industry science and technology.

2018 05 23 213737from left to right): Paul Durocher, Chair TAPPI Board of Directors, ; Leonard Fiore, Senior Hardware Engineer AMETEK Surface Vision; and Larry Montague, TAPPI President & CEO

Mr. Fiore has spent more than 40 years in the pulp and paper industry, starting in 1977 with Foxboro, and been involved with web-based monitoring and inspection for the past 25 years. He is responsible for many important design and technical developments for the paper sector and is named as an inventor on six US patents.

In presenting the award, the TAPPI Awards Committee noted Mr. Fiore’s exceptional accomplishments throughout his long paper industry career and his involvement in the development of landmark products and systems. Those include Champion video capture view, rheometer automation design, Sartell quality information control system, roll diameter prediction and AMETEK Surface Vision’s SmartAdvisor® web monitoring and inspection system, with its incorporation of high-definition cameras and board redesign.

“This award is a thoroughly deserved recognition of Lenny’s technical skills and achievements. Those include his integral role on the team that designed and developed AMETEK Surface Vision’s innovative SmartNet® scalable quality control solution,” commented Marius Westermann, AMETEK Surface Vision Business Manager.

“It acknowledges the dedication and expertise of Lenny and many others at AMETEK Surface Vision, who have made us a world leader in our field.”

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

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