FARO History

For more than 30 years, FARO Technologies, Inc. has been a company driven by a dynamic relationship between the creators and users of measurement technologies.

FARO had its start in a friendship between two self-proclaimed “techno-junkies” working on their PhDs in biomedical engineering at McGill University in Montreal. Simon Raab and Greg Fraser founded Res-Tech on February 21, 1981. The name was changed to FARO two years later when they began developing technology and software to support advanced surgical and diagnostic methods. They introduced their first articulated-arm measurement technology in 1984, with additional models following in 1986 and 1988. In 1993 they repositioned the Company to focus on the industrial space and the rest, as they say, is history.

Simon Raab and Greg Fraser - co founders of FARO