BOSTON & SINGAPORE – Venti Technologies, a world leader in autonomous logistics for global supply chain and industrial hubs, today announced the appointment of Dave Friedman as Chief Operating Officer and Foo Sing Ho as Vice President of Operations and Safety.
Following its recent Series A funding round in March, Venti Technologies has expanded its leadership team to help scale its full-scope autonomous vehicle solutions and meet customer demand for the automation of logistics and industrial hubs.
“The heart and soul of Venti Technologies is our team. I am pleased to have Dave and Foo Sing on board to accelerate our global growth,” said Heidi Wyle, Venti Technologies Founder and CEO. “The expansion of our leadership team and successful close of our A-round position Venti to lead the development of autonomy for safer and more efficient supply chains and logistics hubs.”
Friedman joined Venti in 2020 as a Board member and acting Chief Financial Officer. As COO, he leads the company’s commercial functions, including sales, business development, and finance. He is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Singapore office. Friedman has over 25 years of technology leadership, including as Co-founder and CEO of Ayla Networks. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Colgate University.
“I am honored to take on the role of COO at Venti Technologies and continue my journey with this exceptional team that has already achieved so much in advancing transportation,” said Friedman. “Venti’s dedication to cutting-edge technology and innovation is inspiring. I am excited to contribute to the development of autonomous vehicle solutions that will create a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future for all.”
Ho joins Venti Technologies after 40 years of leadership in the military and private sector, including a 35-year career in the Singapore Air Force where he served as a colonel and base commander. As Vice President of Operations and Safety, Ho leads the operationalization of Venti’s autonomous systems for customers, training, and remote operations. He also leads the company’s safety function. Before joining Venti, he served as Director and Head of the Circle Line at SMRT Corporation. Ho has an MA in Strategic Studies from Deakin University and a Management degree from the Royal Australian Air Force College.
“Autonomous vehicles are revolutionizing goods transportation making it safer, more efficient, and accessible for all,” said Ho. “I am grateful to be working with Venti’s incredible technology alongside talented colleagues. Venti is changing the world and I am excited to be part of it.”
About Venti Technologies
Venti Technologies is a world leader in autonomous logistics for the global supply chain and industrial hubs: ports, airports, warehouses, factories, and depots. Founded in 2018 by a team with strong roots at MIT, the company is pioneering the future of transportation for moving goods. Its highly flexible and industrial-grade precision technology enables rapid deployment and best-in-class safety and operational efficiency for customers. For more information, please visit www.ventitechnologies.com.