Thalmic Labs hires former Under Armour exec
Abhi Bhatt to oversee product experience
Kitchener-based Thalmic Labs has hired Abhi Bhatt, a former executive with Under Armour, as its vice president of product experience.
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At Under Armour, Bhatt was in charge of the company's connected products, including the HealthBox fitness tracking system and the SpeedForm Gemini 2 running shoes.
In his new role at Thalmic Labs, Bhatt says he will lead the overall product story, definition, and execution of future products.
'Understand the consumer'
"Put simply, my job is to understand the consumer, their context, and what's possible from a technology perspective," said Bhatt in a statement to CBC K-W. "From there, I'll then translate this understanding into products that consumers will love."
In a statement, Thalmic Labs calls Bhatt's hiring another step in building a world-class team at Thalmic.
In late 2016, Thalmic Labs announced a $120 million expansion to San Francisco, the opening of a 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Kitchener-Waterloo, and the hiring of a senior director of marketing of VR at Samsung Electronics.
The company says the new hires and expansion is an important piece of a bigger picture for Thalmic Labs, as they continue their growth into what is expected to be another groundbreaking year.