Artificial intelligence & video analytics expert joins Rekor during period of high growth; will lead engineering team with focus on product development and innovation
Rekor Systems, Inc. (REKR) (“Rekor”), a Nasdaq company focused on bringing smarter, faster, cost-competitive solutions to the worlds of public safety and customer experience, announced today it has appointed Christopher Kadoch as its Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”). Kadoch will lead the engineering team with a focus on product development and innovation.
Kadoch is an artificial intelligence (“AI”) and video analytics solution and applications expert with more than 20 years’ experience building AI applications within various business and technology markets. Kadoch has held multiple executive roles leading business and technology strategic and tactical management, with focuses on AI, machine learning, video analytics, and automatic license plate readers. Kadoch also has successfully led multiple companies through high growth periods, dramatically increasing market share and revenue annually.
“We are excited to add a talented technology leader like Christopher Kadoch to our team at Rekor, and to add his guidance toward our product development and business development initiatives,” said Robert A. Berman, President and CEO, Rekor. “Finding the right person for this role was crucial, as we seek to continue the penetration of key verticals with our industry leading vehicle recognition systems. Christopher’s experience building cutting-edge AI-based technologies, as well as leading technology companies through periods of high growth, make him the ideal CTO for Rekor and we look forward to his leadership.”
Kadoch has held executive roles within both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including the sale of a company to Kodak/AOL and Lockheed-Martin and L3 Technologies where he built the Digital Law Enforcement technology/business. He holds three patents, including one for “Multiple Resolution Camera System for Automated License Plate Recognition Event Recording.” Kadoch holds degrees in Physics/Mathematics from San Jose State University.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to join Rekor during such an exciting time for the company. Rekor’s industry-leading technologies, along with their market penetration in key verticals such as law enforcement, establish them as an exciting force in the industry,” said Kadoch. “I look forward to leading the engineering team as we build the next generation of dynamic vehicle recognition technologies.”
“I look forward to working with Christopher in his role as CTO, and to continue developing the best-in-class vehicle recognition systems Rekor has become known for,” said Matt Hill, Chief Science Officer, Rekor. “Christopher’s deep experience with AI and video analytics makes him an ideal fit, and we’re excited to bring his talents into the fold as we continue to reinvent the industry.”