See It In Action
Chief Executive Officer
Youssef is the CEO of GelSight coming from Magic Leap where he spearheaded the company’s business development, forming strategic partnerships with technology, media, and telecommunications firms. Prior to landing at Magic Leap, he held leadership positions for an array of imaging, optics and semiconductor companies, including FotoNation, OmniVision Technologies, DigitalOptics, and STMicroelectronics.
His leadership and deal-making abilities are complemented by his deep roots in engineering. Youssef has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Fun fact: Youssef loves to walk everywhere with his Golden Retriever, Daisy, and enjoys the calm of early morning hours.
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Kimo Johnson is Chief Product Officer and a co-founder of the GelSight. He helped develop the GelSight technology during his postdoc at MIT. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include image and signal processing, computer vision and 3D measurement. Dr. Johnson is excited to bring the GelSight technology to the world and explore next-generation opportunities for this unique platform technology.
Fun fact: In college, Kimo played saxophone and keyboards in a rock band named Beefcake Messiah.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
János is a hands-on high-tech entrepreneur with experience in building successful businesses and creating game changing imaging products out of a research idea. In 2003 he co-founded Brontes Technologies, a dental 3D intraoral scanning startup, based on his research at MIT. Brontes was acquired by 3M in 2006. In 2011, after spending few years as chief technology officer at the Digital Oral Care Division of 3M he joined the founding team of GelSight. János holds a PhD in Industrial Sciences and has numerous patents spanning the space of novel optics and algorithms in the field of three-dimensional imaging.
Fun fact: János has lived, studied, and worked on three continents.
Chief Business Officer
Thierry has spent most of his career in the automotive and aerospace industries from engineering positions to the management of profit center and international cooperations. He has a PhD in turbulent combustion modeling and he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.
Fun fact: Thierry enjoys cooking French and Italian dishes, and road and mountain biking.