Chris Barrett, an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in engineering, R&D, operations and product development has joined FRAMOS as its Vice President of Sensor Engineering. FRAMOS is the leading technology provider in embedded vision, industrial, scientific and medical image processing with a comprehensive portfolio of imaging components and services from sensor to system.
Leading the global FRAMOS Sensor and Module engineering group, Barrett comes with a wealth of experience working in imaging companies, driving innovation and new technologies. "I'm very pleased to join FRAMOS and be part of their growth as they move into their next phase,” Barrett said. “I think their investment and focus into modules and embedded systems is going to be a winning strategy, it's the growth area in imaging and I'm excited to be part of the team. I look forward to helping bring the company and their technology into new spheres." With Barrett’s addition to the FRAMOS team, the company has gained a leader with extensive experience in engineering management, R&D and operations. He has been awarded five patents.
Over the last years, Barrett has played important roles in the imaging and broadcast industries. While Co-CEO of International Datacasting (IDC) he managed all operations and Engineering including projects developing low latency HD video solutions and developing a 4K decoder which was used to show FIFA world cup in 2014. Prior to IDC Barrett held the roles of Vice President of Engineering at both Lumenera Corporation and Pleora Technologies. As VP of Engineering, Barrett has previously led all R&D and operations activities driving rapid increase in new product introductions and supervised changes in operations and supply chain management. Barrett has also held engineering management roles from start-up companies to large enterprises such as Nortel, Alcatel and CIENA. Barrett joins FRAMOS with rich knowledge taking a new product from conception to trial-readiness leading high-performance engineering teams.
“As imaging continues to enable new verticals and markets due to innovation in both technology and business models, there are some clear opportunities to leverage our supplier and partner network as well as our own technology,” says Sebastien Dignard, President & SVP Sales and Marketing at FRAMOS. “Chris Barrett is the latest addition to our management team and brings the necessary engineering experience to help us drive our next wave of solutions and products.”
The FRAMOS Engineering group supports vision system developers with both technical expertise, IP solutions, and services. Ranging from sensors to systems, their engineering services help in choosing the right components, customizing solutions or developing specific solutions for embedded vision systems. FRAMOS assists as a partner at every point in the value-added chain from the decision-making processes up to the finished product. With 37 years of experience, FRAMOS is in tune with today’s imaging customer requirements and positioned to help its clients innovate and remain competitive in a diverse imaging and vision market. As a global imaging partner, FRAMOS supports its customers with a broad service portfolio enabling machines to see and think.