Richard Hammond joins DeGould as Chief Technology Officer

9th October 2019

With over 10 years experience working in machine automation, specialising in imagery analysis,  Richard’s primary objectives will be to continue DeGould’s progress in AI capabilities, spearheading automated dent and scratch detection.


Richard Hammond joins the DeGould senior management team off the back of a significant investment round from key players in the automotive industry.


“To have been able to bring a person of Richard’s calibre and expertise on board is another big step forward for DeGould as we continue to build a first class team capable of pushing what is possible when it comes to automated vehicle inspection with AI while building on our successful platform to date of proven quality, durability and speed,” comments Ed Jones, CEO, DeGould.


“From the outset, it was clear to see that DeGould is a dynamic company at the cutting edge of automated vehicle inspection, adding real value to the automotive supply chain.” says Richard Hammond.


Hammond continues, “This is a fantastic time to be joining DeGould, the technology is proven and the demand is high. My job is to continue to challenge and innovate what is possible. It’s great to be part of the team.”


Prior to joining DeGould’s leadership team Richard Hammond’s initial involvement in DeGould included working as a consultant on the early stage development of the company’s proprietary artificial intelligence algorithm.


DeGould continues to win contracts with the world’s leading OEM’s. Though factory lines and finished vehicle supply chains are not the only place where you can find DeGould Auto-scan technology. The first DeGould Auto-scan arch is currently being installed at Bristol airport. This is another milestone moment for the team as they continue to reinvent the way consumer facing vehicle inspections take place.


Further information on DeGould’s Auto-scan arch for valet parking will be coming soon. Please contact the team for further information.

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