Mike Jellen, President & Chief Operating Officer of Velodyne is a seasoned industrial automation executive with extensive global and domain experience. As President and COO, Jellen is responsible for overseeing the companies multiple divisions and all daily operations of Velodyne.
Jellen has an extensive background in sales and marketing, which attests to his deep understanding of customer requirements. With his attention to rigorous business process improvement, Jellen will help accelerate Velodyne to the next level, from a market leading innovator with recognized customers worldwide, to a sophisticated organization known for industry-leading business practices.
Jellen earned a BSEE in electrical engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Boston University and specializes in business and engineering executive leadership in the US, EU, China, Japan and Korea. Jellen served most recently as Vice President of Adept Technology, Pleasanton, Calif., a leader in robotics and vision technology. Prior to Adept, Jellen worked 10 years with Danaher Corporation in successive roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President & General Manager, Vehicle Systems Business in Stockholm, Sweden. As GM, Jellen oversaw a $100 million business with sales, marketing, R&D and operations in the U.S., the European Union and China. Earlier posts within Danaher included Vice President, Asia; Vice President, Strategic Accounts and Controls; and General Manager, Technology Business.