Waterloo Engineering spin-off celebrates 25 years

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Virtek Vision International, Inc. of Waterloo, Canada, a business of Gerber Technology, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this December. The company serves the world’s 10 largest public aerospace companies, providing laser templating solutions to automate the assembly of carbon fiber composite parts and inspection systems. Virtek was founded in 1986 to commercialize technology developed at the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Today, the company employs nearly 70 people, 65 per cent of whom have an engineering or technical background.