– USA, WA – MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in MEMS-based solid state automotive lidar and micro-display technology for augmented reality, today announced the appointment of Seval Oz to its board of directors.
“We are fortunate to add Seval Oz to our board of directors and look forward to benefiting from her significant experience working with public companies and technology companies as well as having her management expertise gained from a long career in leadership roles,” said CEO, Sumit Sharma.
The company also announced that Bernee Strom has stepped down as a Director.
“Bernee has been a valuable member of our board and has been a significant contributor to the vision and strategy of the Company,” stated Board Chairman, Brian Turner. “We want to thank Bernee for her hard work on the board; she will be missed.”
“I have enjoyed my work with the board and management and feel I can confidently step down to continue work with my other boards and philanthropic activities,” said Bernee Strom. “The Company is well-positioned with two new board members with experience in automotive lidar, mobility, and automotive OEM markets. I believe the Company is on strong footing and I am excited for MicroVision’s future.”
About Seval Oz
Seval Oz is a recognized global business and marketing leader in mobility, autonomous vehicle technology, and intelligent transportation systems. Oz was a Founder and CEO of Aurima, Inc, a multi-sensor awareness platform powered by AI deep learning for autonomous vehicles. She was previously CEO of Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, a division of Continental AG Interiors Division. She has served as Head of Global Strategic Partnerships for Google[x]’s Self Driving Cars Program where she supported global business and marketing efforts for Google’s self-driving technology commercial launch. Also, she is an executive board advisor to automotive industry leaders and an investment advisor to several investment funds and holds 10 patents in vehicular technology software. Oz was the recipient of the Women in Technology Award for Courage and serves as an advisor to several boards including Pioneer Electronics, Moove.ai, HealthCorps®, a national health education program for high schools, and Endeavor.Org, a global high-impact entrepreneurship organization based in NYC. Oz is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership in technology and serves in an advisory capacity to multiple automotive industry leaders.
“I am thrilled to join the MicroVision board of directors at this opportune time. I am excited to bring my expertise and experience in autonomous vehicle technology and mobility to the Company as it develops its automotive lidar technology and explores strategic alternatives,” said Seval Oz. “I look forward to working with Brian, Sumit, board members, and the management team to help the company maximize the value of its solid-state automotive lidar and micro-display technology.”
Seval Oz received her MBA from Wharton Business School and her BA from Wellesley/M.I.T. in economics and political science.
MicroVision is a pioneering company in MEMS-based laser beam scanning technology that integrates MEMS, lasers, optics, hardware, algorithms, and machine learning software into its proprietary technology to address existing and emerging markets. Our integrated approach uses our proprietary technology to provide solutions for automotive lidar sensors, augmented reality micro-display engines, interactive display modules, and consumer lidar modules.
For more information: http://www.microvision.com/
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