SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 10, 2022) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Sally Frykman has been named a finalist for the Woman of the Year award from Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics. The Best of Sensors Awards shines a spotlight on the best and most innovative products, technologies, teams and people in the sensors industry.
As CMO at Velodyne Lidar, Frykman oversees the strategic development and execution of global marketing and communications programs that advance the company’s innovative vision and goals. Her multifaceted role encompasses a wide array of responsibilities, including promotion of the Velodyne brand, thought leadership development and robust sales lead generation fueled by highly engaging digital marketing. Additionally, Frykman leads Velodyne’s comprehensive public and media relations efforts. She also regularly engages with local and federal public policy and regulatory leaders.
The Sensors Converge conference, which takes place in San Jose, covers sensors and electronics technologies and applications that are driving industry innovation. Award winners, selected by a panel of industry experts, will be announced on June 28 at a conference event honoring the best in sensor technologies and the sensor ecosystem, people and companies.
Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Sensors & Electronics at Questex, organizers of Sensors Converge, said, “Again this year the innovation in the sensors industry did not disappoint with new, innovative ground-breaking technologies and individuals doing spectacular work. The Best of Sensors Awards was created to recognize the industries best innovations. We congratulate Sally Frykman on being named a finalist.”
“It is an honor to be named a finalist for the Woman of the Year Award by Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics,” said Frykman. “It’s a privilege to be among the women leaders who are playing a role in shaping the sensors industry as our solutions advance safety, sustainability, efficiency and equity on a global scale.”
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