We sat down with each of our Advisory Board Members to ask them why they’re excited about working with AEye…
Mr. Shiple has 30 years of experience in roles such as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer. His experience includes: Portfolio management, Procurement, Finance, Operations, M&A, ERP, and Product Hardware & Software Development. At Google, he led Supply Chain and Quality and Customer Care initiatives. As the Senior Executive in charge of M&A with Ecolab, Mr. Shiple helped improve their performance and manage identification of acquisition synergies. Mr. Shiple earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Spring Arbor University. He received Executive Management and Leadership education at Columbia University.
Q: What in your past experience ultimately drew you to the autonomous vehicle arena?
Q: Why AEye?
Because of my experience in automotive and technology, I’m able to spot a lucrative startup in those fields. AEye is one of those.
Q: Where do you see ADAS solutions, autonomous vehicles, and/or artificial perception, heading within the next few years? The next decade? Beyond? How do you see AEye playing a pivotal role in this vision?
As perception layers become more important to automotive companies, Tier 1s will certainly include AEye’s advanced artificial perception system, iDAR, in the ADAS systems they’re developing. In the short term, I see that the industry will first make better safety systems for ADAS, which will eventually lead us through the 5 levels of autonomy.