Zivid names Thomas Embla Bonnerud as CEO
Senior management team expanded to drive growth in 3D machine vision solutions.
OSLO, Norway, September 3, 2018 – Zivid, the 3D machine vision camera company, has appointed Thomas Embla Bonnerud as CEO with immediate effect. He succeeds co-founder Henrik Schumann-Olsen in the role, who moves on to take up CTO and CMO positions at the company.
“It’s a privilege to join Zivid at such an exciting time in its development,” said Thomas Embla Bonnerud. “Human-like 3D robot vision is a vital enabler for the smart factories and warehouses of the future, and Zivid’s innovations in cameras and software will help deliver the automation that’s needed.”
Thomas Embla Bonnerud arrives at Zivid from Nordic Semiconductor where he served for more than 17 years, most recently as Director of Strategy and Investor Relations, including the company’s overall product and market strategy. He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Zivid’s co-founder and former CEO, Henrik Schumann-Olsen said, “Thomas is a seasoned leader who brings invaluable hands-on experience of growing global technology-based businesses. Zivid is ready to take on the future, backed by strong growth and tremendous opportunities, and Thomas comes as a great addition to the team, building it further.”
"I'm delighted to welcome Mr Bonnerud as the new CEO of Zivid," said Geir Førre, Chairman of Zivid’s Board of Directors. "Thomas is a high-impact individual with a wealth of relevant knowledge, from product management and strategy, to finance and investor relations. With his in-depth experience of the tech sector, Thomas will be a major contributor to Zivid’s growth strategy, business development and emerging market activities."
Photo caption: Thomas Embla Bonnerud is appointed CEO of Zivid.
Zivid is a market-leading provider of 3D machine vision cameras and software for industrial automation applications. Automated production lines, automated warehouses and next generation of autonomous industrial robots need human-like vision provided by the real-time color 3D vision camera, the Zivid One.
With more than 60 years in-house experience of 3D machine vision and optical sensor technology, Zivid is enabling customers to boost efficiency and productivity in a wide range of demanding applications including bin-picking, pick-and-place, assembly, robot guiding, and quality inspection.
Zivid One 3D color cameras capture high quality XYZ point cloud and RGB data on a single sensor chip. With high accuracy and acquisition rate and quality of data, it produces vivid high definition 3D images of even the most problematic target objects.
Zivid One has received numerous industry awards for its quality of data (QoD), technical features and design implementation. These include: ‘Top Innovation Award’ from inVISION magazine; ‘Gold Innovators Award’ from Vision Systems & Design; Red Dot's ‘Product Design’ award; and the Research Council of Norway's prestigious ‘Innovation Award’.
Find more information about how Zivid is shaping the future of 3D machine vision at www.zivid.com.
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