Who We Are

Rafael Spring
CoFounder & CTO
Brian Ahern
CEO
Tom Greaves
Vice President
Marketing and Sales
Patrick Muecke
Senior Research and Development Engineer
Burkhard Tietz
Senior Research and Development Engineer

Rafael Spring linkedin profile

Rafael is our CTO and the driving force behind our technology.

Before starting DotProduct in 2011 he founded Enkin, an AR navigation app for Android, that was acquired by Google in 2008. He spent two years at Google as a software engineer, working on computer vision technology for Google Goggles and Google Glass.

Rafael holds a masters degree in computer vision and currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany where he leads the DotProduct R&D team.

Brian Ahern linkedin profile

Brian is our CEO.

He joined DotProduct in the very early days and has since led the company. Prior to that he was vice president at BitWyse Solutions, managing the company for 9 years before it was acquired by Trimble, where he subsequently held management positions in Sales and Business Development.

Brian is also an attorney and has served as an intelligence officer for the Navy.

Patrick Muecke

Senior R&D Engineer, DotProduct Wiesbaden, Germany.

Patrick is a software engineer in the DotProduct research and development team based in Wiesbaden, Germany. He holds a masters degree in Mathematics from TU Darmstadt and had a strong Computer Vision emphasis during his studies. Before joining DotProduct he worked at ISRA VISION AG, mainly designing algorithms for 3D object detection and localization for industrial robot guidance.

Burkhard Tietz

Senior R&D Engineer, DotProduct Wiesbaden, Germany.

Burkhard is a software engineer in the DotProduct research and development team based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Before joining DotProduct he was a research associate for 9 years at the i3mainz - Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology working on photogrammetry and applications in high-precision tracking, camera calibration and developing software for point-cloud processing, stereo analysis and industrial quality-control solutions. He has a Master of Science in Geomatics and Surveying.

Tom Greaves linkedin profile

Vice President of Marketing & Sales, DotProduct Boston, MA

He is the founder of SPAR Point Group which hosts the world's largest conference on 3D scanning and was acquired in 2009. He joined DotProduct from CyArk where he held a position as Executive Director.

Tom is a very active volunteer and coach in various charitable institutions. He holds physics and business degrees from MIT, the University of British Columbia and Queens University.