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.

Allen Muhich

Allen Muhich

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Allen Muhich is the Chief Financial Officer for FARO, Mr. Muhich brings nearly 30 years of global financial management experience in both hardware and software technology business. Prior to joining FARO, Mr. Muhich served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative laser-based microfabrication solutions for industries reliant on microtechnology. Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Muhich served as the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of ID Experts, a provider of identity protection services. Mr. Muhich holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Western Washington University.

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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