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Global robotics designer and manufacturer announces new CEO

Seegrid Corporation names Jim Rock as chief executive officer.


September 11, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

PITTSBURGH, PA—Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic automated guided vehicles (AGVs), has appointed Jim Rock as chief executive officer.

Prior to Rock’s appointment, he served as president of Vocollect Healthcare by Honeywell, a provider of voice recognition software and hardware for healthcare providers.

Rock has a proven track record of leading and growing high-tech businesses in emerging markets for over twenty years. His executive portfolio includes founding and developing companies in advanced manufacturing, semiconductors, artificial intelligence, IT software application solutions, and consumer technology.

Daniel Shapira, chairman of the board of Seegrid states, “We are delighted to welcome Jim Rock to Seegrid. His outstanding executive expertise will drive executing on strategies that will accelerate Seegrid’s sales globally and take the company on a rapid growth phase.  Rock’s passion and innovative leadership strategy is exactly what the company requires for continued growth and product expansion.”

Says Rock: “Seegrid’s vision-guided technology is game-changing automation for materials handling with flexible products that reduce high labor rates and operating costs, improve workplace safety, and allow companies to operate with added efficiency.  I am impressed with the unique and compelling technology platform and honored to lead and work with such an outstanding and dedicated team.”

Seegrid Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA,  is a global leader in robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and designs, engineers and manufacturers them for the materials handling industry.

It helps create economic and operational advantages with its robotic GP8 Pallet Truck, GT10 Tow Tractor and GWS35 Walkie Stacker, optimizing workflow processes to increase productivity, reduce labor and operating costs, not to mention improving workplace safer.

Customers can utilize the Seegrid Supervisor, a network appliance that connects, monitors and controls a fleet of AGVs.

For more information, visit www.seegrid.com.