Helmee Imaging, Developer of Quality Intelligence Platform for High-Gloss Surface Inspection, Appoints Gary Johnson to its Board of Directors as Independent Director


Tampere, Finland, September 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helmee Imaging, developer of a quality intelligence platform for inspecting high-gloss curved parts in the automotive and consumer electronics industries, announces the appointment of Gary Johnson to its board of directors. Mr. Johnson brings decades of quality and manufacturing experience as an executive in the automotive industry and has helped transform the operations and facilities of Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) through data, software and innovative technologies.

“We are thrilled to have such a high level professional as Gary join our team. He will certainly bring us the expertise we are looking for in the automotive and manufacturing fields, with decades of experience in the field. We look forward to working with Gary and benefiting from his valuable contributions to our future plans and actions,” said Mika-Petteri Kuro, CEO of Helmee Imaging.

Mr. Johnson’s most recent role was as chief manufacturing officer and director of labor affairs at Ford, a global auto manufacturing company with 83 sites in 21 countries, around 190,000 employees and more than $125 billion. of annual income. In this role, he oversaw global operations, engineering support and materials planning for the 83 stamping, assembly and powertrain plants located around the world, led an organization employing 120,000 people and managed an annual budget of $15 billion. Prior to this role, Mr. Johnson was vice president of manufacturing for North America, Asia-Pacific and Africa at Ford.

“I am extremely excited and honored to join Helmee’s Board of Directors. The opportunity to join the team on their journey to deliver world-class products and services made the decision very easy to make. I look forward to learning and helping the team with their current and future endeavours,” said Gary Johnson.

Helmee’s solution combines new Covered Stereo Deflectometry (CSD) machine vision, data, and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve yields, throughput, and traceability with real-time insights and decision. By automating the inspection process for glossy surfaced parts, Helmee enables 95% to 99.97% defect detection, marking a vast improvement over current manual inspection processes, with defect detection performance varying between 65% and 90%.

About Helmee Imaging
Helmee Imaging Oy was established in 2013 in Tampere, Finland, the machine vision capital of the world. Helmee has customers in the automotive industry and cell phone manufacturing, but the technology is capable of performing surface inspection for high gloss surfaces, whether the surface is chrome, painted or even uncoated. Helmee differentiates itself from competitors with patented technology that enables sharp image acquisition of complex curved shapes in combination with high gloss.

CONTACT: Mika-Petteri Kuro CEO, Helmee Imaging [email protected] 

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