Recogni appoints former ZF Group SVP Mark Bolitho as CEO, Auto News, ET Auto

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New Delhi: Recognition, Inc., a leader in AI-based visual perception for autonomous vehicles. today appointed Mark Bolitho, former Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Electronics and ADAS business unit at ZF Group, as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. immediately, and shall become a member of the Board of Directors. Bolitho will be based in San Jose and Detroit.

The former interim-CEO, Nicholas Brathwaite, will continue to serve on the board of directors, a company release said.

“Mark brings the right mix of business acumen, technology expertise, and the innovative and progressive leadership needed to be recognized through the next phase of growth,” said Sriram Viswanathan, Chairman of the Board of Recognition and Managing Partner of Celesta Capital. “Mark’s deep understanding of market dynamics and the technology needed to succeed in this highly competitive industry of autonomous vehicle technology, will enable Recognition to be a key factor in making full autonomy a reality for the world.”

Bolitho joins Recognition with nearly 30 years of automotive engineering experience, focused on electronics development. While at ZF Group, one of the leading automotive suppliers, Bolitho grew the electronics and ADAS engineering team and the company’s ADAS business to provide system solutions to global customers. Prior to this, Bolitho was responsible for the passive security electronics systems business as well as engineering.

“I am both honored and excited to be joining the team at Recognition, as they have built the most sophisticated and high-performing visual perception solutions in the industry,” said Bolitho. “Full autonomy comes down to one major factor – good decision making by the vehicle in every scenario, and this can only be achieved by exceptional perception processing.”

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