March 15, 2021 – FlemingMartin, LLC is pleased to announce that Velodyne Lidar (NASDAQ: VLDR), the Company that has developed the most advanced LiDAR sensors on the market for use in autonomous vehicles, has hired Jim Barnhart as their Chief Operating Officer.
Jim Barnhart brings more than 30 years of experience to Velodyne Lidar and has a proven track record of manufacturing operations leadership, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Operations at Nanometrics Inc. Jim also served in senior operations and supply chain roles at Cymer, J&J and Applied Materials.
Earlier in his career, Jim served as an engineering division officer onboard submarines in the U.S. Navy. In addition, Jim holds an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Washington State University’s College of Engineering in Pullman.
Velodyne Lidar has developed the most advanced Lidar sensors on the market for use in autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment/machinery and 3D mapping and surveillance. Velodyne Lidar’s full line of sensors are in a class of their own, delivering the most accurate real-time 3D data on the market with full 360-degree environmental views.
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