US: FARO has announced the acquisition of Dustin Forensics, a digital forensic animation firm based in Georgia. The acquisition of a world-renowned forensics services firm represents the logical next step in the actualization of FARO®vertical business growth strategy.
Dustin Forensics has been led by David Dustin, an innovator in 3D crime and accident scene reconstruction and a pioneer in the legitimatization and admissibility of 3D data as an accepted courtroom tool. David will be assuming responsibility as the of Director of Public Safety – Forensic Services.
“We are excited to have Dustin Forensics join the FARO family,” stated Jeff Ruiz, Vice President of Public Safety – Forensics. “Their real world expertise will not only strengthen the FARO service portfolio but also extend our reach into the broader markets of public and corporate security where there are significant opportunities to deliver comprehensive 3D scanning services for pre-incident planning, proactive threat assessments, and soft target protection.”
“I am thrilled to become a member of the FARO team,” commented David Dustin. “With the extensive resources of FARO, we will greatly accelerate our original mission – the advancement of laser scanning technology as it applies to public safety.”
“This acquisition, in concert with the recent introduction of FARO Zone 3D and SCENE 7.1 solutions, powerful software platforms specifically developed for forensics, makes a clear statement on our commitment to extending our lead in the global forensics market,” added Joseph Arezone, Chief Commercial Officer. “The combination of Dustin Forensics’ and FARO Technologies’ in-depth 3D expertise will enable a leading edge portfolio of new forensics services.”