December 4, 2008, Lake Mary, FL – FARO Technologies, Inc., the world leader in portable computer-aided measurement and imaging innovations, announced that it has named international metrology expert Gary Telling as one of its Business Development Directors.
Telling, a 32-year veteran of the automotive industry, built his reputation through his groundbreaking work at General Motors. He started there in 1976 as a Production Supervisor, controlling all aspects of final vehicle assembly in their General Assembly and Body Shops for a multitude of vehicles. In 1991, he was among a select group of employees throughout GM identified to attend Purdue full time, where he studied Industrial Technology and finished 1st in class with a 6.00 GPA.
From there, Telling excelled at various engineering roles where he not only established GM’s first modern Metrology operation, but also implemented the latest data acquisition and analysis techniques using various technologies, including FARO’s portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). By 2002, he handled dimensional and quality control for eight different GM new product launch sites, and assisted teams in creating GM’s proprietary data analysis system using code he developed on his own.
Throughout his illustrious career, Telling has received numerous accolades, including the company’s first “People Make Quality Happen” and “President’s Council” Awards. Most recently, Telling served as GM’s Advanced Global Metrology Lead for five years where he researched, benchmarked, and developed business cases for the company’s metrology strategies, while also discovering and implementing new applications for technology.
“Gary’s expertise will be crucial in helping us solve our customers’ challenges not only the automotive arena, but in other key and emerging markets as well,” FARO SVP and Managing Director of the Americas David Morse said. “He will help them be innovative, effective, and also be their voice in our product development process.”
With approximately 18,000 installations and 8,600 customers globally, FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets portable, computerized measurement & imaging devices and software used to create digital models – or to perform evaluations against an existing model – for anything requiring highly detailed 3-D measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory planning and asset documentation, as well as specialized applications ranging from surveying, recreating accident and crime scenes to digitally preserving historical sites. FARO’s technology increases productivity by dramatically reducing the amount of on-site measuring time, and the various industry-specific software packages enable users to process and present their results quickly and more effectively. Principal products include the world’s best-selling portable measurement arm – the FaroArm; the world’s best-selling laser tracker – the FARO Laser Tracker; the FARO Laser ScanArm; FARO Photon Laser Scanners; the FARO Gage, Gage-PLUS and PowerGAGE; and the CAM2 Q family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered.