PLYMOUTH, MI–(Marketwired – Sep 8, 2015) – Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP), a leading global provider of non-contact 3D measurement, inspection and automation solutions, announced that the Board of Directors of the Company, appointed Dave Watza to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective October 5, 2015.
Mr. Watza, 49, joins Perceptron from TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS), most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasury with responsibility for acquisitions, divestures, and global treasury operations. Dave joined TriMas in 2005, holding positions of increasing responsibility and professional growth including Vice President Finance, Business Planning & Analytics, responsible for strategic planning, annual operating planning and forecasting, and certain company-wide information technology initiatives; division Finance Officer for Cequent APEA in Australia; and division Finance Officer and Vice President of Finance for Cequent Performance Products. Dave began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen before transitioning into corporate accounting and finance. He possesses more than 25 years of finance experience in engineered products and manufacturing businesses with responsibilities in accounting, finance and information technology. Dave earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan.
“Dave is a great addition to our executive team,” said Jeff Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Dave’s background in the engineered products and automotive industry, coupled with hands on international operations experience, as well as financial analysis and forecasting make him a great fit for our business. As Perceptron’s CFO, Dave continues on a strong record of career development and comes into the role energized to execute our growth plans and overall business strategy.”
Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) supplies a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning, and advanced analysis software. Automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies globally rely on Perceptron’s metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. More than 900 systems, 12,000 Perceptron measuring sensors and over 3,000 Coord3 coordinate measuring machines are in active daily use worldwide.
Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, Perceptron has subsidiary operations in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain and the UK.
For more information, please visit www.perceptron.com.
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Jeffrey M. Armstrong
President and Chief Executive Officer
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