Sense Photonics Names Shauna McIntyre CEO

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Sense Photonics, a 3D-perception systems manufacturer, has hired Shauna McIntyre as chief executive officer. McIntyre is a 25-year automotive industry veteran who most recently led Google’s automotive services program and Google Maps’ automotive programs. She previously was chief of staff for Google’s consumer electronics division, and she has served on the board of directors of Lithia Motors since April 2019.

In a press release, Sense Photonics stated that it had been seeking a dynamic business leader who could lead the company during an accelerated growth stage. With its first two products now publicly available, the company anticipates expanding its commercial offerings and marketplace footprint.

“McIntyre, who brings expertise in leading complex engineering programs and the commercialization of global product lines, was a standout candidate to further Sense Photonics’ revolutionary solid-state Flash Lidar architecture as the top choice of global automotive and industrial companies,” said the company in its press release.

McIntyre spoke of the world’s need for autonomous delivery of goods and transportation of people.

“Vehicles, whether they’re robot delivery systems, cars, or trucks, require more effective data imaging systems,” said McIntyre in the release. “Sense’s high-performance perception technology has inherent advantages for vehicle systems: delivering high-quality data to customers in a cost-effective way. I think we’re onto something big, and I’m thrilled to play a role in it.”

Sense Photonics co-founder Scott Burroughs, an expert in semiconductor laser component engineering and manufacturing who served as CEO since the company’s inception in 2016, will now assume the roles of president and chief innovation officer.

“I am extremely proud of the success and important milestones that the Sense Photonics team has achieved in less than three years, which has been rewarded by a growing list of notable customers and partners,” Burroughs said. “Shauna’s addition gives our leadership team an increase in bandwidth that will greatly expand what we are able to accomplish.”

Published: April 2020
Lidar, short for light detection and ranging, is a remote sensing technology that uses laser light to measure distances and generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape and characteristics of objects and surfaces. Lidar systems typically consist of a laser scanner, a GPS receiver, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU), all integrated into a single system. Here is how lidar works: Laser emission: A laser emits laser pulses, often in the form of rapid and repetitive laser...
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