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AVT Appoints New Sales Director

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, GA -- Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) the world's leading supplier of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing industry, has announced the appointment of Juan Da Silva as Sales Director for Latin and South America.

Da Silva will be headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida and reports to Lance Shumaker, President of AVT Inc. He will be responsible for all AVT's product lines targeted to the printing, packaging and label converting market segments in Latin and South America.

Mr. Shumaker comments, "Juan Da Silva has a long history of success in the Latin and South American graphic arts and packaging markets, and extensive experience in helping companies introduce advanced production and quality control technologies into their operations. Our appointment of Juan reflects the importance that AVT places on expanding and serving our customer base in Latin and South America. Juan is well respected in the industry and we are pleased to have him join us as the focal point for AVT's sales in Latin and South America."

Mr. Da Silva joins AVT from X-Rite / Pantone Inc. where he was Regional Sales Director for the Latin American region for the past nine years, serving the printing and packaging markets with color measurement products. Earlier he held management positions with Atlantic Zeiser Inc, a manufacturer of security printing and camera verification systems, and Eastman Kodak in their graphics and imaging division. He holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami and a BS in Business Administration from Oswego State University in New York.