Vision Markets Network

Vision Markets Network

The Machine Vision market is one of a kind: Highly driven by technology, massively scattered with hundreds of suppliers of quite specialized product portfolios, and many ten-thousands of customers around the globe in a very broad spectrum of industries and applications.

No matter which type of consultancy you are looking for - technology, management, marketing, or investment - your consultant must provide deep know-how of the market AND the technology. Otherwise, you end up teaching the consultant but gaining rather little output.

Thus, Vision Markets has established the Vision Markets Network of independent experts, each with a long track record in machine vision and divers competencies:

  • Founder of an image sensor OEM
  • Former VP Marketing and COO at an international machine vision component distributor
  • Former Sales managers of optics and vision systems
  • Former (chief) editors and copywriters of Machine Vision trade magazines
  • Event managers with experience in organizing events from 20 to 300,000 people
  • Former SEO and digital marketing expert of a global insurance enterprise

Below you can find the core members of the Vision Markets Network in alphabetical order. Half a dozen further experts remain up in our sleeve and are ready to be pulled in depending on your project needs.

Bernhard Hofer

Senior Consultant, Recruitment and Strategy

Bernhard holds an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (systems engineering, semiconductor technology) and has been working for more than 20 years as an engineer, consultant, coach, and senior manager in high-tech industries. For a global consulting company he successfully built up his own profit center from scratch in the field of embedded systems, quality management, and optics. Throughout his career, he has held over 2000 application interviews for positions in high-tech industries. He proved that values like respect and appreciation are the true basis for extraordinarily profitable organizations in a competitive environment. His passion is to enable people and companies to grow. Bernhard is managing the recruitment consulting activities of Vision Markets and supports strategic consulting projects.

Areas of Expertise

  • HR-Management: setting up highly effective teams, development of career strategies and models
  • Holistic approach for finding the optimal match between clients’ needs and talents’ skills in Sales, Marketing, and Engineering, based on the experience of more than 2000 job interviews
  • Individual career consulting and coaching
  • Consulting in sales and negotiations
  • Business development and account management

Bernhard Schroth

Machine Vision Copy Writer (German)

Bernhard is the former Editor of Chief of Inspect, the leading German trade magazine for Optical Quality Inspection and Machine Vision. As a sought-for copywriter, he produced multiple case studies, application stories, and magazine articles for our clients.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technologies: optics, industrial cameras, line-scan cameras, optical metrology, 3D imaging, machine vision systems, and applications
  • Services: Project management and copywriting for magazine articles, case studies, application notes, white papers, blogs, etc.

Dr. Helge Moritz

Expert for Machine Vision Applications and Components, Copy Writer and Consultant

Helge is a physicist and has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Within 20 years he worked in the machine vision industry as CEO and founder of a machine vision company as well as sales and marketing manager for customer-specific machine vision solutions. For two years he was the editor of the SensorReport magazine. In 2003 he published the “Lexikon der Bildverarbeitung” and founded the competence network ABAQuS.

Areas of Expertise

  • Machine vision solutions
  • Design of optical measuring systems
  • Writing articles, press releases and Internet content
  • Organizing events and exhibition booths
  • Moderation of lectures

Linn Loher

Marketing Communications and Event Management

Linn is the COO of Vision Markets GmbH and an experienced project manager. She has a strong background in managing scientific projects from research ideas over grant writing to workpackage leadership in programs, such as EU FP7 and Horizon2020.

Areas of Expertise

  • Benchmarking, Controlling and Operations Management
  • Development of communication strategies, effective Social Media Management, and Public Relations
  • Impact-oriented dissemination of marketing content
  • Organization of customer events, conferences, and conventions from 20 to 300,000 participants
  • Broad experience in  R&D H2020 grants mainly for health and security research

Dr.-Ing. Ronald Müller

Management Consultant for Machine Vision

Ronald is the founder and CEO of Vision Markets. He is sought for his expertise in the global Machine Vision Market. Ronald authored market studies, technology studies, specialist articles, and columns in trade magazines and serves the community as innovation award jury member and advisory board member, host, and speaker at trade conferences worldwide.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technologies: Image sensors, image processing, connectivity, camera interfaces, optics
  • Identification, definition, and implementation of growth strategies in Machine Vision
  • Valuation of the market potential of companies and business models in machine vision
  • Corporate Identity definition, brand building, lead generation, and public relations management
  • Identification of talents in sales, marketing, product management, and R&D in machine vision and matching with corporate cultures and requirements

Peter Kepf

Copywriter and consultant for 3D, Optics, and robotic vision applications

For nearly three decades, Pete has served machine vision companies with both engineering and business development. He has managed hundreds of machine vision projects and authored numerous technical papers and marketing content for both print and social media. He has helped both Asian and European manufacturers increase their sales with his insight into the nuances of the US machine vision market landscape.

Areas of Expertise

  • Copywriting of Machine Vision case studies, application notes, white papers, and other content marketing pieces
  • Machine vision applications (lighting, optics, methodology)
  • Business services referrals (location, legal, accounting, personnel, visas) relevant to machine vision suppliers
  • Risk assessment and deliverable management for machine vision products and services including systems integration
  • Business Development including marketing and sales management, content development and channel selection
  • Deep understanding of the workings and relationships of the US machine vision business ecosystem

Oliver Seebach

Senior Machine Vision Expert

Oliver has been working on machine vision tasks for 30 years. With a diploma in technical computer science,
his focus was always on design, technical implementation, and commissioning of camera-based systems with a passion for software development.
Besides he gave lectures on machine vision for mechanical engineers. He planned and moderated lectures and training courses and conducted feasibility studies over many years.

Areas of Expertise

  • Skilled and safe in the estimation and design of systems for camera-based quality assurance.
  • Coaching in purchasing processes for machine vision.
  • Training for planners, developers, and application engineers in all questions relating to image processing – including the economic side in project business.
  • Project management and controlling for machine vision projects.
  • Creation of requirement specifications and system specifications and definition of the machine vision algorithms.
  • System analysis and process optimization.
  • Private expertise in legal actions related to image processing.
  • Commissioning of machine vision systems worldwide with operator training.

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