Steve Wardell is the Imaging Director of the vision engineering team for ATS. For the last eight years, he has been leading the ATS imaging group and its core team of vision engineers. He and this team support all of the ATS automation facilities worldwide and provide hundreds of custom machine vision solutions each year to the life sciences, automotive, energy and consumer goods manufacturing industries.

Mr Wardell has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and started his career 30 years ago at ATS programming controllers and equipment used in high-precision assembly systems. Whether programming, integrating or managing the integration of high-accuracy positioning stages, vision systems or related controls and instrumentation, Mr Wardell has been part of an automation company that has expanded from a one-man shop to a worldwide industry leader today.