Offering over 20 years of experience as a global executive in the industrial technology sector, Burger most recently served as president and CEO at Electro Scientific Industries, a supplier of laser-based microfabrication solutions. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a certificate from the Stanford University International executive management programme.
Throughout his career, Burger has driven significant growth for the businesses he has led with scaling growth strategies, while preserving core values that are critical to the long-term sustainability of a company.
"Michael is a dynamic leader with significant experience in areas important to Faro’s future, including strategic growth initiatives, technical R&D leadership and diverse sales and distribution channels," states John Donofrio, Faro chairman. "He is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in successfully transforming industrial technology companies. His proven strategic, financial and operational capabilities, combined with a strong commitment to growth, will position Faro for long-term success.”
Burger adds: "I am honoured and excited to lead Faro, which has an established reputation for technology innovation and compelling opportunities for strategic growth. Over the past few years, Faro has transformed into a vertically-aligned sales organisation driven by accelerated product introductions. Our next chapter will leverage our entrepreneurial background and commitment to seeking new pathways for market disruption as we search for ways to drive growth and strategic differentiation in vertical markets."
Regarding Dr Raab's retirement, Donofrio states: "We are deeply grateful for Simon's leadership of the board and Faro over decades of valued service and the many accomplishments during his long career at the company he co-founded. He is a visionary leader who led Faro to new heights and leaves the company with an impressive legacy, a healthy balance sheet, and a strong foundation for future growth."