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GPR Leadership, Board, and Advisors

The GPR team brings vision and experience that is redefining new frontiers in autonomous and assisted driving.

Leadership Team

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Tarik Bolat

Tarik Bolat

CEO and Cofounder

Tarik is an entrepreneur driven by passion for building high-performing startups rooted in powerful scientific discovery. Prior to leading GPR, he was the Executive Vice President at Renewable Energy Trust where he helped build one of the leading independent solar and wind power producers in North America. He’s also spent time as a venture investor and management consultant. Tarik holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia University.

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Byron Stanley

Byron Stanley

CTO and Cofounder

Byron has been building robots and automating vehicles for over two decades. Prior to co-founding GPR, he was PI of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory program that invented the core GPR technology where he led the development and testing of this novel radar system.  He holds several technology patents and has won an R&D 100 award as one of the top inventors worldwide. Byron has engineering SM and SB degrees from MIT.

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Thomas Cashman

Thomas Cashman

Director of Engineering

Thomas brings decades of automotive engineering experience to his role at GPR. Prior to GPR, he was Chief Engineer at ClearMotion where he was instrumental in developing and launching an active suspension for passenger vehicles. He’s also led engineering teams at Bose’s automotive division. Thomas holds a BS from Northeastern University.

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Mario Flores

Mario Flores

Director of Program Management

Mario leads GPR’s program execution with automakers and Tier 1 suppliers. Prior to GPR, he was Director of Mobility Solutions at ClearMotion where he oversaw product development and program management. He’s also been Global Program Manager at Bendix. Mario holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve and a BS from Kettering University.

Board of Directors and Advisors

  • Joe Hinrichs, LinkedIn
    Former President of Ford Motor Company
  • Charles “Chuck” Stevens, 
    Former CFO of General Motors
  • Kurt Lehmann, LinkedIn
    Former CTO of Continental
  • Carsten Boers, LinkedIn
    Founder and General Partner, Rhapsody Venture Partners

GPR goes a step deeper

Our GPR solution enables pinpoint accuracy even in the most challenging conditions. Connect with our team to learn more.