Blickfeld, the breakthrough LiDAR sensor technology company creating innovative hardware and software products, will be expanding its operations into the US.
To support Blickfeld’s operations on the ground in the US, the company will open a new office in the Detroit area, to establish its strategic North American location. Blickfeld plans to hire 25 more people by the end of 2023.
Heading up the US division will be the company’s new hire, Patrick L Pylypuik, who has been recruited as Head of Sales in the North America region. With over 20 years experience, Pylypuik will support company growth by building critical relationships with new and existing customers and partners in the US. Before joining Blickfeld, Patrick was Vice President of sales at Symbio Robotics (Andreessen Horowitz funded) and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Publicly traded autonomous vehicle supplier NAVYA Group.
A core focus for the company’s expansion will be its revolutionary software capabilities in the volume measurement and logistics, crowd analytics and security space. Blickfeld’s LiDAR is disrupting various industries by providing digital 3D data about environments – helping to offset significant inaccuracies and financial burdens. From agriculture and forestry to construction and mining, there are opportunities for entire operations in the US to profit from more accurate and efficient business planning and operation – cutting costs and increasing companies’ competitive advantage.
Dr. Florian Petit, co-founder of Blickfeld comments, “Expanding our presence in the US provides us with a whole new set of opportunities, from an operational and partner perspective. We look forward to expanding our industry capabilities and helping companies across many different industries to optimize their operation. In addition to industrial applications, the automotive sector continues to play a key role for Blickfeld in the US.”
Patrick L Pylypuik, Head of Sales in North America comments, “It’s been a pleasure to join Blickfeld at this point of fast growth – the North America region provides us with many new partner opportunities and nurturing these new relationships will be critical for Blickfeld’s international presence. I am particularly excited about the challenge of bringing a new technology to market – one which can benefit many industries. Currently, the focus is on our software capabilities but beyond this, there are countless use cases, for example, to secure critical infrastructure or to provide retailers with anonymous data on customers’ in-store movement patterns which can be incredibly valuable.”