OSLO, Norway : Zivid, the 3D machine vision camera company, has appointed Thomas Embla Bonnerud as CEO with immediate effect. He succeeds co-founder Henrik Schumann-Olsen in the role, who moves on to take up CTO and CMO positions at the company.
“It’s a privilege to join Zivid at such an exciting time in its development,” said Thomas Embla Bonnerud. “Human-like 3D robot vision is a vital enabler for the smart factories and warehouses of the future, and Zivid’s innovations in cameras and software will help deliver the automation that’s needed.”
Thomas Embla Bonnerud arrives at Zivid from Nordic Semiconductor where he served for more than 17 years, most recently as Director of Strategy and Investor Relations, including the company’s overall product and market strategy. He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Zivid’s co-founder and former CEO, Henrik Schumann-Olsen said, “Thomas is a seasoned leader who brings invaluable hands-on experience of growing global technology-based businesses. Zivid is ready to take on the future, backed by strong growth and tremendous opportunities, and Thomas comes as a great addition to the team, building it further.”
"I'm delighted to welcome Mr Bonnerud as the new CEO of Zivid," said Geir Førre, Chairman of Zivid’s Board of Directors. "Thomas is a high-impact individual with a wealth of relevant knowledge, from product management and strategy, to finance and investor relations. With his in-depth experience of the tech sector, Thomas will be a major contributor to Zivid’s growth strategy, business development and emerging market activities."