Cepton (NASDAQ: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance lidar solutions, announced that Luis Gonçalves, formerly with Honda and GM, has joined its Detroit team as director of customer programs. Goncalves brings more than a decade of experience in automotive technology deployment, which will be invaluable as Cepton ramps up its volume production. In his new role, Gonçalves will lead Cepton’s Detroit automotive customer programs and support volume production ramp through Cepton’s flagship ADAS lidar program with its lead OEM customer as well as future production awards from other automotive customers. In addition, he will also manage onsite support to guarantee technical success, assist with engineering change requests and implementation, and oversee cross-department collaboration to meet project execution goals.
Prior to moving to Cepton, Gonçalves worked at General Motors as a senior lidar development engineer, lidar performance engineer and engineering leader of user experience and connectivity; he also worked as a quality engineering coordinator at Honda North America. At GM he became very familiar with Cepton lidars through extensive benchmarking and testing efforts on real vehicles, in real-world scenarios. “I’m pleased to welcome Luis to our team,” said Cepton senior vice president of business development Mitch Hourtienne in the press release. “Luis brings deep experience from his previous roles at GM and Honda supporting the safe deployment of innovative technologies for ADAS and autonomous vehicles. His integral role at GM validating Cepton lidar has helped to bring to market the cutting-edge technology in the reliability-oriented automotive industry. With the addition of Luis to our Detroit team, we continue to expand our presence in the automotive heartland. I’m sure his contribution will help broaden our capabilities to secure and execute additional OEM programs, as we deepen our commitment to helping automakers seamlessly integrate lidar as an essential sensor for safety and autonomy.”
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About Cepton Inc.
Cepton is a Silicon Valley innovator of lidar-based solutions for automotive (“ADAS/AV”), smart cities, smart spaces and smart industrial applications. With its patented Micro Motion Technology (“MMT”)(R), Cepton aims to take lidar mainstream and achieve a balanced approach to performance, cost and reliability, while enabling scalable and intelligent 3D-perception solutions across industries. Cepton has been awarded the largest known ADAS lidar series production award in the industry to date, based on the number of vehicle models awarded, to support General Motors’ Ultra Cruise program. Cepton is also engaged with all other top 10 global OEMs. Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans with decades of collective experience across a wide range of advanced lidar and imaging technologies, Cepton is focused on the mass market commercialization of high-performance, high-quality lidar solutions. Cepton is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has a center of excellence facility in Troy, Michigan, to provide local support to automotive customers in the metro Detroit area. Cepton also has a presence in Germany, Canada, Japan, India and China to serve a fast-growing global customer base. For more information about this company, please visit www.Cepton.com.
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