Leadership and Governance

MICHAEL D. BURGER

MICHAEL D. BURGER

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Burger is FARO’s  President and CEO. Mr. Burger most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative laser-based microfabrication solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies. Prior to joining Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Cascade Microtech, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced wafer probing, thermal and reliability solutions for the electrical measurement and testing of high performance semiconductor devices. Mr. Burger holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a certificate from the Stanford University International Executive Management Program.

JODY GALE

JODY GALE

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

Jody 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

KATHLEEN J. HALL

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Kathleen 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

BOB SEIDEL

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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.

Dr. YAZID TOHME

Dr. YAZID TOHME

Chief R&D Officer

Dr. Yazid Tohme is the Chief R&D Officer for FARO.  Since joining FARO in 2011, Dr. Tohme served in multiple R&D leadership roles, most recently Senior Vice President of R&D for Group1.  Prior to joining the company, Dr. Tohme served as the Chief Technology Officer for Rochester Precision Optics, a company that specializes in developing lightweight electro-optical products.   Previously, Dr. Tohme held various leadership R&D roles of increasing responsibility at Moore Nanotechnology Systems, a company who manufactures ultra-precision machining systems.   Dr. Tohme holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

KATRONA TYRRELL

KATRONA TYRRELL

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

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

John Donofrio
Chairman of the Board

Lynn Brubaker
Director

John Caldwell
Director

Jeff Graves, Ph.D.
Director

 

Michael D. Burger
Director

Stephen Cole
Director

Yuval Wasserman
Director

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