Axon, a maker of connected public safety technologies, announced the appointment of Hans Moritz as Axon’s new vice president of Hardware Research and Development.
“Axon’s vision for the future of technology in public safety is what drew me to join the team,” Moritz said. “Having led design teams around the world to push the limits and provide best-in-class products inspires me to work for a company that isn’t afraid to innovate and disrupt.”
He most recently worked as the vice president of the New Devices Group and General Manager of Industrial Design at Intel Corp. There, Moritz developed products and technologies to enhance Intel’s product portfolio with wearable electronics. Prior to joining Intel in 2013, he served as a senior director of design and brand at Oakley Inc., where he led design for the watch, goggle, military and men’s sunglasses divisions. Moritz’s designs include Oakley’s X Metal Line, the SwitchLock series, the Airbrake Series, and Oakley’s heads-up display goggle and Airwave.
Moritz holds more than 100 patents in design and engineering. He received a BA in industrial design, transportation and product from the Art Center College of Design.
“We are building the most talented team in the industry, and I am personally thrilled to bring Hans on board,” said Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith. “Having rocked several industries with innovations in wearable technologies, his unique capabilities will amp up Axon’s design team, with the end goal of delighting our customers through amazing technology combined with world-class design.”