Quality Vision International Inc (QVI®), a world-leading manufacturer of precision metrology systems, has announced that Keith E. Polidor has been named as President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 9th, 2023.
Keith has had 23 years of experience with QVI, most recently as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2016 and as QVI’s Corporate Secretary since 2007. Prior to his role as COO, he led strategic and operational functions in Manufacturing, Quality, Information Systems, and Marketing. His educational credentials include an MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA degree from Colgate University. He will be the 3rd generation President of the company.
Keith is stepping into the roles being vacated by Edward “Tarry” Polidor. Tarry’s career with QVI has spanned six decades. He was the 2nd generation company President for 46 years, assuming the role from his father and company founder in 1977. During Tarry’s tenure, the concept of video metrology was invented and introduced to the world, enabling manufacturers to measure their parts optically in new and revolutionary ways, which drove company growth. Under Tarry’s leadership, QVI is well positioned for the leadership transition being announced today. He will remain with the company, transitioning into the role of President Emeritus.
Tarry commented on the change, saying, “Over the company’s 78-year history, technology introduced and offered by QVI has transformed the industry. Under Keith’s leadership, the tradition of innovation in dimensional metrology will continue.”
Quality Vision International (QVI®) is an originator of video measuring systems for manufacturing quality control and continues to be a leader in applying technology for advanced metrology. QVI is an ISO9001:2015-certified company that designs and builds a complete line of dimensional measuring machines combining optical, laser, and contact sensors into easy-to-use systems. QVI systems are used by manufacturers globally to measure and inspect their products for quality and process control.
Founded in 1945, the company has grown to become a world leader in optical, mechanical, electronic, and software technologies for vision and multisensor measuring systems. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, QVI’s campus encompasses more than six acres of manufacturing and service space in five buildings.
QVI’s brands – OGP (Optical Gaging Products), CCP (Certified Comparator Products), VIEW (VIEW Micro-Metrology), Kotem, ShapeGrabber and Itaca – are leaders in their respective markets. QVS (Quality Vision Services) is the corporation’s service organization.
QVI is best known for video and multisensor measuring machines, including the popular SmartScope®, family of multisensor metrology systems. Introduced in 1991, SmartScope was the world’s first benchtop video measuring machine. Since that time, countless SmartScope systems have been delivered to customers around the world – from compact benchtop machines to large format models.
In an era of rapidly changing technologies, QVI products consistently rank among the world’s best for accurate, repeatable, and cost-effective dimensional measurement solutions for the industry.