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Media Tracks Anand Gopalan Appointment to Velodyne Lidar CEO
Jan 15, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan at CES 2020

Anand Gopalan was named Velodyne Lidar CEO, assuming the position from the company’s legendary founder David Hall, who is continuing as full-time Chairman of the Board.

In writing about the move, Cromwell Schubarth of Silicon Valley Business Journal quoted David Hall saying:

“(Gopalan’s) finger is on the pulse of customer and market needs while possessing the technical brilliance and leadership skills to innovate and deliver. As Chairman, Anand has my full support while I continue to provide vision, strategize and invent.”

In its story on the news, Automotive World noted, “Gopalan has worked closely with Hall to develop the company’s technological roadmap and strategic vision.”

An Autocar Professional article included comments from Gopalan saying:

“David Hall is more than the founder of Velodyne, he is also the founder of our industry. I am grateful for the trust he has placed in me and excited to lead a company with such a deep history in innovation as Velodyne. We are the forefront of our market, ready to drive the age of autonomy. Velodyne is bringing improved mobility and safety through versatility, responsiveness and agility.”

Among the other media that also covered the news were Aftermarket News, Lidar Magazine, Lidar News and Auto Tech Insight.

The complete Silicon Valley Business Journal story can be found here: Velodyne Lidar promotes CTO to take over as CEO from founder David Hall.

To read the entire Automotive World post, please access: Velodyne Lidar announces Anand Gopalan as new CEO.

To see the Autocar Professional article, please go to: Anand Gopalan succeeds founder David Hall as Velodyne Lidar CEO.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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