Success Measured in Milestones

A strong history of rapid growth
Since its founding in 1981, FARO has built a legacy of innovation and customer service that just keeps getting stronger.
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 2010s
  • 2020s

1981 milestone


Simon Raab and Greg Fraser co-found FARO.


1984 milestone


FARO introduces its first device with hinged-arm measurement technology.

1990 milestone


FARO moves from Quebec, Canada to Florida, USA.


1995 milestone


FARO introduces the first FaroArm®, an articulating measurement arm for the industrial market.


1996 milestone


FARO expands into the European market.


1997 milestone


FARO goes public on the American NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol “FARO.”

2000 milestone


FARO expands into the Asian market.



FARO named to Forbes’ list of America’s 25 fastest-growing tech companies.

2011 milestone


FARO Focus3D is named as a best new innovation by Popular Science magazine.



FARO announced as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies by Fortune Magazine.

2019 milestone


Michael Burger is named president and CEO.

Peter Lau


Peter Lau is named president and CEO.


2021 milestone image 40 years


FARO celebrates its 40th anniversary.
We are thrilled that the innovation of the FARO organization continues to accelerate and continues to be recognized. This is a direct reflection of our continuing investment in our human intellectual property, as well our longstanding commitment to move the market forward by delivering not only technology-forward product and solutions, but also in breakthroughs in the man-machine interaction.
Dr. Simon Raab
FARO Co-founder and Former CEO
FARO has always led the way in developing solutions that narrow the gap between the real and virtual worlds. As we increase our focus on cloud-based software applications, we’ll continue to introduce innovations that bring measurable business value to those who work in manufacturing; architecture, engineering and construction; and public safety.
Michael Burger
FARO President and CEO

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