Downtown augmented reality developer and headset manufacturer Daqri announced on Tuesday that its founder and chief executive, Brian Mullins, had resigned.
Mullins has been replaced as chief executive by Roy Ashok, previously the firm’s chief product officer and the director of product development for the augmented reality business unit of Qualcomm of San Diego.
Daqri designs and manufactures industrial hardhats with retractable augmented reality lenses that allow workers to view 3-D images overlaid onto equipment to help them with repair and assessments. The company also develops augmented reality software.
Mullins will remain as an advisor to the company and will continue to sit on its board of directors. Ashok was promoted to lead Daqri for his experience selling and delivering products to customers, Greg Casserly, Daqri board chairman, in a statement.
Daqri has raised more than $275 million since it was founded by Mullins in 2010.
“We’re now entering phase two of the company’s growth, which will be characterized by product shipments at scale, a growing customer base, and all the opportunities and associated operational complexities that brings,” Casserly said. “Ashok’s track record gives us confidence he is the right leader for this new phase.”
Technology reporter Garrett Reim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @garrettreim for the latest in L.A. tech news.
For reprint and licensing requests for this article, CLICK HERE.
Stories You May Also Be Interested In
- Daqri CEO Mullins Exits AR Developer
- Silicon Beach Report Oct. 10: Daqri Founder and CEO Brian Mullins Steps Down
- Augmented Reality Helmet Heads Into Industrial
- Firms Look to Connect With Augmented Reality
- Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses
- Silicon Beach Report June 8: Elon Musk Says Boring Co. Odds of Success Low, But Still Worth It
- Daqri Buys Smart Headband Maker Melon
- JPL Vets Seek Profit in Repurposed NASA Gear