FARO appoints two new senior leaders to its R&D teams


FARO Technologies has hired two industry veterans to join its senior leadership team and manage the global hardware and software R&D teams

Avi Ray-Chaudhuri will serve as vice president of hardware R&D at FARO and Wesley Tilley will take the role of vice president of software R&D.

“As FARO continues to increase its focus on cloud-based software applications that enable long-term differentiation of our 3D solutions, we are adding critical talent to FARO’s executive team to lead both our software and hardware R&D organisations that will accelerate our product development efforts,” said Michael Burger, president and CEO of FARO.

“I am thrilled to have two industry leaders like Wes and Avi join our organisation and lead these teams.”


Avi Ray-Chaudhuri has over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse industries including semiconductor, advanced lithography, and laser development.

Most recently, he served as VP for engineering, commercial lasers for Lumentum, where he significantly reduced the product development cycle time and implemented best-in-class programme management, engineering and operations practices.

Ray-Chaudhuri earned a Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

Wes Tilley brings more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, primarily in the areas of product management and R&D leadership.

He most recently served as VP of communications Software as a Service at Oracle, where he led a strategic shift in global business unit strategy to Cloud-native, SaaS offerings in the telecommunications space.

Tilley has an MBA in General Management from Duke University and a B.Sc Computer Science from North Carolina State University.


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