Coord3 Receive New Managing Director

Perceptron has announced that it has named Giovanni Trivisonni as Vice President & Managing Director of Coord3 s.r.l., effective January 13, 2019.  Mr. Trivisonni will report directly to Jay Freeland, who serves as Chairman of the Board of Coord3 s.r.l. and Chairman of the Board and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Perceptron, Inc.  Based in Turin, Italy, Coord3 is the coordinate measurement machine (CMM) business of Perceptron.

“As a recognized leader within the global metrology space, Gianni is a valued addition to the Perceptron leadership team,” stated Mr. Freeland.  “Looking ahead, Gianni will be instrumental in helping our team develop and execute on a focused, long-term CMM strategy as we enter our next phase of growth.”

From 2004 to 2018, Mr. Trivisonni was with FARO Technologies, Inc., serving most recently as Director of Metrology for EMEA.  Prior roles with FARO included Vice President for South Europe and Country Director for Italy.  Mr. Trivisonni served as Director and Attorney for John Guest Italy, a division of RWC Ltd (ASX:  RWC) from 2018 to 2019.  He has also held various roles at Altran Group, Rand Technologies, Parametric Technology Corporation and Sicme Motori.  He graduated from Politenico di Torino University with a PhD in Engineering, Electronics and Laser Optics.

“We would like to thank Carlo Cibien, Gianni’s predecessor, for his four years of dedicated service in managing Coord3 following its acquisition by Perceptron,” stated Mr. Freeland.

At time of Coord3 acquisition in February 2015 the Perceptron Press release stated:

“The acquisitions of Coord3 and Next Metrology illustrate the progress we are making to implement our strategic plan. These transactions expand and diversify our offerings in the industrial metrology market, and particularly in the scanning CMM market, which is estimated to be growing at a 15 percent annual rate. By offering a compelling solution in this marketplace, we believe we can help expand the overall market while increasing our share of the total.

“Coord3 is a leading, innovative supplier of a full range of CMMs with a growing global customer base. Notably, it is one of only two companies in the world able to design and manufacture gantry-style CMMs used to measure very large equipment such as aircraft wings, complete car bodies and railcar frames. By combining the full range of Coord3’s CMMs with Perceptron’s laser scanners and Next Metrology easy-to-use TouchDMIS CMM operating software, Perceptron moves into a market leadership position, able to offer price-competitive, fully integrated CMM solutions worldwide.”

The CEO of the time added, “Our resources will significantly expand the geographic reach of Coord3, as well as providing direct access for their CMMs to our extensive automotive customer base, a market where Coord3 currently does not have significant sales. Importantly, being able to sell CMMs in the automotive sector expands our addressable market to approximately 70 percent of the total that the automotive industry spends on metrology solutions. The industry-leading solutions of Perceptron’s current In-Line Measurement business addresses only about 10 percent of the automotive metrology market.”

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