Smart Vision Lights Announces New Director of Engineering

Norton Shores, Mich., January 23, 2020 — Smart Vision Lights (SVL), a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative LED illumination solutions for machine vision and other applications, is pleased to announce that Steve Kinney is moving into a new role as the Director of Engineering.

Innovation is moving at a tremendously fast pace in automation, especially in machine vision and inspection. To set a pace for the market, key technology suppliers like Smart Vision Lights are investing in plant, equipment and people. An example of this is organizing and building the right team to support the development, marketing and sales of new solutions. Smart Vision Lights President, Dave Spaulding, “Smart Vision Lights has seen significant growth over the last few years and our customers continue to ask us for more – faster. Having the right mix of capacity, capability – and most important – the right people in the right seats is differentiating us in the market.”

To that end, Steve Kinney brings more than 20 years of machine vision knowledge and experience in cameras, software and lighting to the Smart Vision Lights team; first running sales in the Western region for 2019 and now as Director of Engineering. Instrumental in the development of the machine vision industry, Kinney has chaired AIA’s Camera Link Committee and has been an instructor with AIA’s basic and advanced Certified Vision Professional (CVP) training program.

In his new role, Steve will bring his vast amount of camera, lighting, application knowledge and experience to the team. Together, the R&D team will continue to listen to marketing and develop the high-quality and innovative solutions to real customer problems and pain. “I feel this is the perfect move for me as I can bring a sales perspective and the voice of the customer to an already amazing group of Engineers. This also brings me full circle because I have an extensive engineering and machine vision background,” says Kinney.

About Smart Vision Lights
Smart Vision Lights (Norton Shores, Michigan) is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, including machine vision. Smart Vision Lights products come with universal internal current-control drivers, offering constant or strobed operation, reduced wiring requirements, and easy installation. Smart Vision Lights products are also the safest on the market thanks to the company’s in-house IEC 62741 light-testing laboratory, guaranteeing conformity and compliance for your lighting systems, regardless of where they are installed around the globe. Learn more at or by calling 231-722-1199 in the U.S.