Cepton announced appointment of Mitch Hourtienne to Chief Commercial Officer, overseeing the Company's business growth and market success. In the newly created role, the company said, Hourtienne will continue to lead Cepton's business development, product management and marketing teams to solidify the Company's leadership in automotive and smart infrastructure markets and strengthen strategic partnerships with world-class industry leaders. According to a release, Hourtienne joined Cepton in 2018 and played a pivotal role in establishing the Company's center of excellence in Detroit, serving the automotive heartland with multi-decade expertise in OEM integration and sensor technology.

Hourtienne's contributions were also instrumental in securing Cepton's flagship ADAS lidar series production award with General Motors and in strengthening its partnership with world-leading Tier 1 supplier, Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Prior to joining Cepton, Hourtienne amassed twenty years of experience winning and launching sensor product businesses in the automotive and semiconductor industries, having held positions in engineering, product management and business development at global leaders such as Sensata Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, Infineon and Continental.