Simon Raab, Ph.D.

Vice-Chair

Dr. Simon Raab co-founded FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO) in 1981. He served as FARO’s president, chief executive officer and chairman until 2005, growing the company from a technology startup to a publicly traded $150+ million company with tens of thousands of customers and installations globally, including Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Airbus, General Motors, Johnson Controls, Caterpillar and Honda. Dr. Raab is currently the chairman of Novim and serves as director of TrueVision Systems, Inc.

Dr. Raab holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, an M.S. in  engineering physics from Cornell University, and a B.S. in physics and a minor in biophysics from the University of Waterloo in Canada.