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API Names Joe Bioty New CEO

Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 15:23

(API: Rockville, MD) -- Automated Precision Inc. (API) has announced that company COO Joe Bioty has been named its new president. Bioty has been associated with high technology businesses for more than 40 years and led API as COO since 2010, as well as from 2003 to 2007. Company founder and CEO Kam Lau will remain chairman and CEO of the AP Group, of which API is a part.

As API president, Bioty will have full authority over API’s global operation, which is headquartered in the United States and supported by offices in China, Germany, India, and Brazil. API also has a full-scale services and support branch, API Services, in Newport News, Virginia.

As COO, Bioty has overseen the day-to-day operations of API. He led the launch of API’s latest laser trackers, including the interferometer-based Radian, and last year’s introduction of the world’s first wireless ADM-only laser tracker, the Omnitrac 2. His new responsibilities will allow him to shape API’s long-term business strategies. These include integrating API’s technology into automated processes and developing customized packages of equipment and services that would offer unprecedented precision and certainty to a manufacturer’s quality control process.

“API is poised to break into a wider marketplace in 2014,” says Bioty. “My job is to ensure that our entrepreneurial spirit—the creativity, the vision, and our customer-centric focus—is maintained as we ramp up to a global scale.”

Lau, who has led API since its founding in 1987, will continue to lead the AP Group, which includes API, as well as coordinate measurement machine manufacturer API-ZC in Chengdu, China, and AP Photonics, an optics company based in Hong Kong. Lau will also remain heavily involved in API’s new product development and technological advances.

“Joe’s expertise and business acumen have helped API grow consistently in his years as COO,” says Lau. “I am looking forward to seeing this company flourish under a new corporate culture. At the same time, I am excited about the possibilities that the AP Group’s family of companies can achieve with a shared vision and mutually beneficial technology.”

Prior to joining API, Bioty was president and CEO of AMT Machine Systems, a developer, innovator, and manufacturer of simplified embedded robotic components and systems based in Columbus, Ohio. Bioty has also led M&M Precision Systems, a provider of high-accuracy metrology and motion products, and NorthStar Technologies, a company he founded in 1990 and sold in 2001 to Danaher Corp. A graduate of Niagara University, he began his career at General Electric, where he spent 20 years in manufacturing, engineering, and executive management positions.

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Founded in 1987 by Kam Lau, Automated Precision Inc. (API) is the inventor and original patent holder on the first laser tracker systems. API develops and manufactures laser trackers; portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs); laser tracker accessories, which include probes, sensors, targets, cameras, SMRs, and scale bars; and machine tool calibration products. API Technical Services include contract measurement equipment rental, onsite laser tracker calibrations, machine tool error mapping, machine tool alignment, and training for 3-D measurement systems and analysis software. With its world headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, API has offices in China, Germany, and India.