Machine Vision Consulting Staff

Machine Vision Consulting (MVC) has a highly trained and experienced team each with a wealth of machine vision experience. We have a team vision engineers located throughout the United States, specifically, in Arizona, New England (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), Michigan/Ohio, New York, North Carolina and Oregon.


MVC Staff Locations

MVC Staff Locations

MVC Team

MVC Team

From left to right: Phil Gouin, Kevin Treen, Joe Gugliotti, Nelson Tarr, Marianne Stevens-Nawar, Tone Engel and Jeff Dannay

Jeff Dannay, President & Co-Founder

Jeff Dannay

As the President of MVC, Mr. Jeffrey Dannay provides the overall strategic guidance for the company and manages high level client relationships. Mr. Dannay has 15 years of direct vision and vision management experience. His focus has been on providing vision technology solutions across many domains (medical, food & beverage packaging, semi-conductor, manufacturing, pharmaceutical) for a variety of customers including OEMs, End Users, and Systems Integrators. Mr. Dannay takes pride in developing strong customer relationships by providing a "do whatever it takes" philosophy for complete customer satisfaction.

Mr. Dannay works with prospective clients to evaluate their vision application and to recommend an architectural solution using state of the art Cognex vision systems. He then develops an easy to understand proposal, assigns the appropriate vision engineering consultant, and provides a final vision solution to meet the client's requirements. He works directly with clients from initial contact through final system implementation.

Phil Gouin, CTO & Co-Founder

Phil Gouin

As the Chief Technology Officer at MVC, Mr. Phil Gouin develops and oversees the technical architecture for all MVC projects, and oversees all corporate technical decisions. Mr. Gouin has over 25 years of machine vision experience ranging from the development of core vision algorithms to product and project delivery management. He is an experienced leader of software development, having managed many successful product introductions from conception through release. Mr. Gouin has strong C++ development skills and is highly proficient in many Cognex products including CVL, VisionPro, OMI, PVE, and Checkpoint.

Mr. Gouin works with prospective clients to fully understand the machine vision requirements, translating them into a working design. He then personally manages the delivery of the project, working closely with the project engineer and the customer.

Joe Carapezza

Joe Carapezza

Mr. Joseph Carapezza has over twenty years of experience designing electromechanical systems and leading projects from conception to production. In addition to extensive military products, Mr. Carapezza has worked on and led commercial equipment design projects, projects for the medical industry, and holds a patent for components of a live gas main inspection system.

Mr. Carapezza holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and acquired his MBA from the University of Massachusetts. His principal role is in developing new products, improving existing products, and managing product implementation at customer sites.

Nelson Tarr

Nelson Tarr

Mr. Nelson Tarr has over 15 years of experience in image analysis software and algorithm development. For over 7 years he has been developing machine vision technology and delivering world-class machine vision solutions to automotive, consumer goods, semiconductor and pharmaceutical customers. With extensive experience in factory-floor integration, Mr. Tarr specializes in delivering easy-to-use applications that exceed customers' expectations in real-world environments. His machine vision expertise includes project management, light/optics design, software design and algorithm design. He has worked extensively with almost all Cognex hardware and software platforms, C++, C#, and Visual Basic.

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Tarr holds a Masters Degree in Image Processing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Kevin Treen

Kevin Treen

Mr. Kevin Treen has over 30 years of software development experience building complex systems. His focus has been on the machine vision industry where he spent 14 years designing and developing vision applications to solve an array of problems in the semiconductor and medical industries. Mr. Treen has strong development and programming skills and is extremely proficient in object oriented programming, C/C++, COM, Windows, networking, and machine control. His ability to blend strong software skills with his expertise in machine control make him an ideal engineer to solve real world machine vision problems.

Tony Aiello

Tony Aiello

Mr. Tony Aiello has over 14 years of machine vision industry experience, ranging from applications development with on-site integrations to core software development and management for Cognex's In-Sight® line of embedded vision systems. He also has years of experience in defense R&D where he specialized in man-machine interfaces and human factors, as well as 3 years' recent experience in advanced computer graphics and animation R&D. With his extensive technical background and wide network of industry contacts and applications, Tony knows how vision has been done, how to do it right, and how to help customers do the same.

Mr. Aiello holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and has a patent-pending for an LCD-controlled illumination system.

Joe Gugliotti

Joe Gugliotti

Mr. Joe Gugliotti has been a part of the machine vision industry for over 20 years. He spent 10 years with a leading distributor of cameras, optics, and lighting systems for use in machine vision applications, working closely with Vision OEM's, Systems Integrators, and End Users to evaluate their image formation needs and provide the appropriate solution. Joe spent the next 10 years as an OEM Account Manager and Senior Sales Engineer for a leading Machine Vision OEM. His familiarity with what it takes to do vision right, his attention to detail, and his exposure to hundreds of different applications make Joe well-suited to his Sales and Marketing position at Machine Vision Consulting. Joe holds a BS from Babson College.

Marianne Stevens-Nawar

Marianne Stevens-Nawar

Ms. Marianne Stevens-Nawar is an experienced programmer in Cognex and DVT systems. She has developed custom systems for pharmaceutical industries closely following the process filed with the FDA. Ms Stevens has solid expertise in component selection, programming, system interface, installation, documentation, and servicing to deliver a complete vision system. In addition to vision systems, Ms. Stevens has a background in automation and custom machinery which aides in seamless integration of vision systems.

Ms. Marianne Stevens-Nawar received her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (Institute of Technology).

Kathryn Dannay

Kathryn Dannay

Ms. Kathryn Dannay, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has over 20 years of project management experience leading teams in the development of complex software applications. Ms. Dannay provides support in a number of roles including: human resources, project management, user interface design, and marketing. Ms. Dannay holds a Master of Science, Information Systems from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science, Applied Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Calvin Henderson

Calvin Henderson

Mr. Calvin Henderson has over 18 years of experience in the implementation of machine vision solutions for a high speed manufacturer of consumer products. During this time, Mr. Henderson was responsible for the system design, installation and integration of over 80 Cognex In-Sight vision systems performing various quality inspections at rates of over 10 parts per second. Calvin has also developed PC based measurement systems using VisionPro in the fields of video microscopy and thermal imaging. Calvin's sensitivity to the special needs of each customer make him a valuable ally in the development of a practical and robust solution to your machine vision application.

Charles Gouin

Charles Gouin

Mr. Charles Gouin has been an intricate part of several projects since starting with MVC in January of 2009. He is currently based out of the Westborough office, but he also a key member of MVC's support team, supporting MVC customers around the world. Mr. Gouin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science from Skidmore College in 2008.


Shannon L. Browne

Shannon Browne

Ms. Shannon Browne has over 7 years experience in project management, process automation, and manufacturing support. Ms. Browne has extensive experience in manufacturing environments, process control, & quality control.

Ms. Browne is an ASCP certified Medical Technologist and holds an Associate Degree in Math/Science from Jefferson Community College.

Tone Engel

Tone Engel

Mr. Tone Engel has over 16 years of machine vision experience including application development, software vision tools development, system architecture, and product development. He is an expert in taking complex technical problems and providing custom vision solutions that meet and exceed customer requirements. He is proficient in all Cognex programmable environments (VisionPro, CVL, etc.) using the latest development environments (multi-threaded applications using C++ & Csupport.html within .NET). Mr. Engel is also an expert in the inspection of Surface Mounted Devices where he holds a patent for the "Method and Apparatus for Inspection of Surface Mounted Devices."

Mr. Engel is graduate of Dartmouth College where he earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and a graduate of Brown University where he earned a Master of Science in Computer Science and Applied Math.

Dr. Robert Feldman

Dr. Robert Feldman has been a course developer and instructor for over 30 years, including 5 years teaching machine vision to customers and assisting them with their applications. His course development and teaching skills have received high praise from customers and colleagues alike. He also has extensive experience in software engineering and in providing technical support. He holds a BA in mathematics from Cornell University, an MS in computer science from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in natural resources management from Cornell.