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AMETEK Surface Vision Engineer, Lenny Fiore, Recognized with TAPPI Award

Lenny Fiore - 2018 Process Control Division Technical Award (left) Paul R. Durocher, Chair TAPPI Board of Directors and (right) Larry N. Montague, TAPPI President and CEO present Lenny Fiore with the prestigious 2018 Process Control Division Technical Award during PaperCon 2018.

May 22, 2018 - Leonard (Lenny) Fiore, Senior Hardware Engineer for AMETEK Surface Vision was presented with a prestigious technical award during TAPPI's recent PaperCon 2018 event in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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.

Fiore has spent more than 40 years in the pulp and paper industry, starting in 1977 with Foxboro, and has 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 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.

Marius Westermann, AMETEK Surface Vision Business Manager, commented, “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.”

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SOURCE: AMETEK Surface Vision