106: Vision and Imaging 101 with Edmund Optics' Greg Hollows

We haven’t covered imaging and vision much on Manufacturing Happy Hour, so we thought it was time that changed.

This week, we are talking to Greg Hollows, Vice President, Product Strategy at Edmund Optics, who discusses his various roles at Edmund Optics, where he has worked for over two decades. He also looks at the ways imaging has changed since he got started and provides some unmissable advice on succeeding in the industry.

Greg gives us so much food for thought in this episode, it’s one you don’t want to miss!

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3 Quick Things from this Episode

  1. Automation and robots will collaborate with us in our homes
  2. Advancements in imaging and automation will continue to change the world
  3. Greg’s advice is to be willing to fail, find role models in the industry and continually ask for feedback

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Tweetable Quotes

  • “What we do here at Edmund is changing the world.”
  • “Imaging is just like a portfolio when you’re doing investment. You have risky things, you have stable things.”
  • “You need to be connected to the industry. You need to understand the customer’s applications and you need to understand where things are going.”

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What We Discuss with Greg

  • What an optics company does
  • Greg’s career from the very start
  • Why Greg pursued imaging as a career
  • What imaging was like when Greg got started
  • The role imaging plays in automation today
  • What applications and industries are primed for vision solutions
  • If it can work for both small and large companies
  • How Greg makes career decisions
  • Greg’s most challenging work situations
  • Top tips from Greg on succeeding in imaging and vision

Recommended Resources

  • Jackson Hole – a mountain resort overlooking the Grand Teton National Park in Teton County, Wyoming
  • Edmund Optics – a global manufacturer and supplier of optics, imaging and photonics technology based in Barrington, NJ

Connect with Greg and Edmund Optics

Edmund Optics | Twitter | Greg Hollows