Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for transport, automotive, IoT, industrial, security and mapping applications, announced the appointment of Dr. T. R. Ramachandran as executive vice president of marketing.  Reporting to Dr. Jun Pei, Cepton’s co-founder and CEO, Ramachandran will be responsible for managing product and corporate marketing activities, and driving the company’s continued leadership in the LiDAR industry.

“Lidar is going to revolutionize the world across a variety of everyday applications,” said Ramachandran.  “My top priority is to help Cepton become the LiDAR market leader, drive scalable growth and deliver affordable, high performance and superior quality LiDAR….  I have personally been impressed by the progressive and visionary leadership of Cepton’s CEO, Dr. Jun Pei, who combines path-breaking innovation, a strong customer focus and dedication to making LiDAR widely available and broadly affordable.  I am excited by the opportunity to work with him and his experienced team to make Cepton successful.”

Ramachandran joins Cepton from Velodyne LiDAR, where he was vice president of product management and developed a keen understanding of various applications for LiDAR, including autonomous vehicles and robots, mapping, security, industrial, IoT devices and more. He is a Silicon Valley veteran with strong experience both in innovative startups and larger companies.  Among his prior roles, he was vice president of corporate quality and programs at LSI (now Broadcom), where he played a key role in the transformation of LSI into a $2.5 billion company and worked with the executive leadership team to pave the way for LSI’s acquisition by Broadcom (Avago) for $6.6 billion.