Faro names Katrona Tyrrell Chief People Officer


Faro today announced the appointment of Katrona Tyrrell as Chief People Officer (Cpo). She will report directly to Simon Raab, Ph.D., Faro’s President and Ceo. Ms. Tyrrell will advise the senior leadership team as it works to scale Faro’s vertical sales organization while maintaining and strengthening Faro’s entrepreneurial culture, employee engagement, and career development. As Cpo, she will guide all aspects of human resources for the company, including Human Resources business partnering, talent management and Human Resources Information Systems.

“Our culture is a fundamental component to what makes our company special and high-performing,” said Simon Raab, Ph.D., Faro’s President and Ceo. “We created the Cpo role specifically to bolster this important foundation. Strength in this area of our business allows us to succeed in everything else we do and is essential to propel our growth. Katrona’s extensive background and experience building, maintaining and leading talent and corporate culture strategies will complement the founder-Ceo mentality we have returned to the company. I’m excited for her partnership, perspective, and the contributions she’ll make.”

Ms. Tyrrell joins Faro from Idt Corporation where she was the Global Senior Vice President – Human Resources, leading a team that was responsible for global succession planning, leadership development, performance management, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining Idt in 2006, Ms. Tyrrell held leadership and management positions at Towergate Partnership, Ltd. and Roberts & Partners Managed Services in the U.K. Ms. Tyrrell holds a post-graduate diploma in strategic management from Crawley College in the U.K.