Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced it has appointed Dr. Anurag Gupta as its Executive Vice President of Engineering. He is responsible for leading Velodyne’s engineering team in delivering high-value hardware and software solutions that help customers solve system-level problems and enable their success in achieving a safer, more efficient, more sustainable future. Dr. Gupta was previously at Sense Photonics, where he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering, leading product development and launch of 3D flash lidar products.
Velodyne’s lidar sensors and software are shaping innovative autonomous solutions in a wide variety of industries, including industrial, robotics, intelligent infrastructure, and automotive. Dr. Gupta will lead Velodyne’s engineering team to develop high-performance lidar solutions at a price point to drive mass adoption. He reports to Velodyne’s CEO, Dr. Ted Tewksbury.
“Anurag is the ideal engineering executive to sharpen Velodyne’s focus on disruptive technology innovation and our roadmap of high-performance, cost-effective lidar solutions. He is an optical expert with a prolific track record of developing and introducing commercially successful products encompassing hardware and software. Anurag’s proven engineering leadership will help Velodyne accelerate the introduction of high-quality lidar solutions ready for volume manufacturing,” said Dr. Tewksbury.
“Velodyne invented lidar as we know it in commercial applications, which was the catalyst for an entirely new industry. I am looking forward to working with our team of incredibly talented people in further strengthening our hardware and software solutions that transform a broad range of markets and improve people’s lives,” said Dr. Gupta.
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