Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced Mathew Rekow as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rekow assumes the CTO role following Anand Gopalan, who was recently named Velodyne’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
As CTO, Rekow leads Velodyne’s customer-focused advanced research and development team. The group designs state-of-the-art lidar solutions for high performance, cost optimization and high-volume production to address a wide range of market needs. Since joining the company in 2015, he has had a significant impact on Velodyne engineering and solution success, including the development of breakthrough lidar products, such as the Alpha Prime, Velarray, Velabit and VelaDome.
Rekow was previously a Senior Director of Optical Engineering at Velodyne. With 30 years of experience in the development of macro and micro optical systems, semiconductor lasers and detectors, Rekow has proven an effective engineering team and project leader, building and fostering a dynamic research team. Rekow is an accomplished engineer whose work has contributed to numerous U.S. and European patents and successful commercial products and processes. He has written numerous technical articles for leading industry publications.