Agile Announces New VP Engineering

Agile Sensor Technologies announces the addition of former Intel Employee, Howard Rideout as Vice President, Engineering.

St. Johns, Canada, June 30, 2016 --( Agile Sensor Technologies (Agile) today announced the addition of Howard Rideout as Vice President, Engineering. This key hire rounds out Agile’s leadership team and further strengthens the company's ability to undertake rapid product development and accelerate revenue growth.

Rideout brings more than 10 years of professional engineering experience and will be responsible for leading the company’s product roadmap, strategy and development. Rideout joins Agile from an engineering design background at Intel where he developed prototype designs using high speed design techniques tailored to the latest HyperFlex architecture on FPGAs.

Rideout joined Avalon Microelectronics (Avalon) during its early days as a start-up and was an integral member of the team to help grow the company’s IP. During his tenure at Avalon, the company was acquired by Altera, which was subsequently bought by Intel.

At Altera Rideout led a team of engineers who were responsible for building FPGA-based solutions for the optical communications industry.

Agile is launching its patented motion platform to be used as a mobile free space optical solution and believes that Rideout’s experience in the communications industry will support this prototype launch.

“We are excited to have Howard join the Agile team and we believe his experience with FPGAs and hardware design will help accelerate Agile in its next phase of product development,” said Brian Terry, CEO of Agile. “Having great technology is important, but a key component to a company’s success is building a strong team who can execute and turn technology into a market ready product. We think Howard will be a strategic hire who will help Agile become Newfoundland’s next successful technology company.”

About Agile
Founded in 2014, Agile Sensor Technologies produces intelligent components for robotics. Agile’s technology improves accuracy, efficiency, and response time for applications within robotics, including unmanned aerial, marine and ground vehicles. The company introduced its first product, an FPGA multi-motor control system for brushless DC motors, in December 2015. Agile has also launched rapid development of its flight controller, precise positioning system, and patented sensor aiming device.
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