About Us

We create value through robust industrial imaging solutions by improving quality and productivity to drive down manufacturing costs

Our Story
Vision Systems Technology (VST) was founded in January 2010 by Kris Balch, a pioneer in digital imaging and machine vision. Using the expertise he gained working at Kodak, Kris founded VST with the goal of providing customers throughout North America with the latest machine vision technology available. 

Well loved and respected throughout the industry and in his personal life, Kris laid the foundation for what VST is today. Following his lead, we continue to use our knowledge to best serve our customers, and develop long-term relationships with our OEM partners.
Kris shared his passion and expertise with his family with the dream that they would carry on VST when he was gone. After his passing in 2021, leadership of the company passed to Abbie Balch Lopez, Kris’ daughter, with support from other vision technology experts and members of the family. Staying true to Kris’ dream, VTS has grown from a one man operation, to a team of experts ready to exceed customer expectations and work towards continued growth and expansion.

Core Values

  • Help customers solve demanding imaging problems
  • Treat customers and partners with integrity, honesty, and respect
  • Vision System Technology exists for the long term
  • We seek continuous improvement
  • We understand your requirements before proposing any imaging components
  • We value long term relationships

Our Vision

  • Continuously assessing available technology
  • Providing a knowledgeable and technically competent source for imaging components
  • Succeeding with customers in new and emerging applications
  • Never forgetting our customers after a sale
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