Leadership and Governance

Simon Raab, PhD

CEO, Chairman

Simon RaabDr. Raab is a co-founder of the Company and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since its inception in 1982. Dr. Raab served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from its inception in 1982 until January 2006, as Co-Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 until December 2006, and as President of the Company from 1986 until 2004. Dr. Raab holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, a Masters of Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Joe Arezone

Chief Commercial Officer

Joe ArezoneJoe Arezone serves as the Chief Commercial Officer for FARO. Previously, Mr. Arezone was the Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Managing Director, Asia Pacific. Mr. Arezone served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of FARO’s Asia Pacific region from August, 2009 to November, 2014. Mr. Arezone also served as the region’s Vice President of Sales from January, 2008 to August, 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Arezone was Area Vice President of Sales for the Eastern U.S. market from July, 2005 to January, 2009. Mr. Arezone holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

Jody Gale

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jody GaleJody Gale serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Most recently, Mr. Gale served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel – M&A, Securities and Governance for Biomet, Inc. Prior to joining Biomet, Mr. Gale was a corporate partner at the global law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Gale holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College, a MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctorate from Case Western.

Kathleen J. Hall

Chief Operating Officer

Kathleen HallKathleen J. Hall is the Chief Operating Officer for FARO. Ms. Hall is an accomplished global business executive with a broad range of business management and functional experience. Most recently, Ms. Hall served as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of FARO’s Americas region. Prior to joining FARO, Ms. Hall served as Vice President & General Manager of several businesses at Avery Dennison. Previously, Ms. Hall held roles of increasing responsibility at E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Company, ranging from operations and sourcing to sales, marketing and global business leadership. Ms. Hall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. 

Bob Seidel

Chief Financial Officer

Bob Seidel Bob Seidel is the Chief Financial Officer for FARO. Most recently, Mr. Seidel served as the Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Company in May 2014, Mr. Seidel was employed at Trinseo S.A., a global materials company, serving as Global Finance Manager for its latex chemicals segment from 2011 to 2014. Previously, Mr. Seidel served as Plant Controller at Anheuser-Busch InBev from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Seidel began his finance and accounting career serving in various financial planning and analysis roles of increasing responsibility at Air Product and Chemicals, Inc. from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Seidel holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.

Katrona Tyrrell

Chief People Officer

Katrona Tyrrell Katrona Tyrrell is the Chief People Officer for FARO. Prior to joining FARO, Ms. Tyrrell was employed at IDT Corporation. Serving as the Global Senior Vice President – Human Resources, she led a team that was responsible for global succession planning, leadership development, performance management, employee engagement and organization effectiveness. Prior to joining IDT in 2006, Ms. Tyrrell held leadership and management positions at Towergate Partnership, Ltd. and Roberts & Partners Managed Services in the U.K. Ms. Tyrrell holds a post-graduate diploma in strategic management from Crawley College in the U.K.

Board of Directors 

Simon Raab
CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder

Lynn Brubaker

John Caldwell

Marvin Sambur

Stephen Cole

John Donofrio