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A decade of self-driving vehicles

Seegrid vehicles see the world just like humans do. Their eyes capture and build a detailed, 360 degree map of the world around them. The tech behind our self-driving vehicles, Seegrid Vision, is the brainchild of world-renowned roboticist Dr. Hans Moravec. After decades of perfecting vision technology at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon, Hans founded Seegrid in 2003, bringing artificial intelligence to materials handling. As our Chief Scientist, his vision has guided us ever since.

Connecting Your Enterprise

Seegrid is the leading provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling with hundreds of thousands of miles driven. Our Smart Platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles (VGVs) with fleet management and enterprise intelligence data for a complete connected solution.

We love what we do—helping customers transform into smart factories with connected self-driving vehicles. Our customers love what we do—working passionately to make them look brilliant every day.

seegrid leadership

  • Jim Rock CEO

    At Seegrid’s helm is Jim Rock, a progressive leader of growth-stage technology companies. Jim’s expertise spans 25+ years in hi-tech industries including artificial intelligence software, voice recognition technology, acoustic semiconductors for mobile devices, and enterprise-grade software.

    Jim developed his business acumen in a series of challenging career and entrepreneurial opportunities with companies, including serving as President of Vocollect Healthcare, Inc. (acquired by Honeywell), Founder and CEO of Akustica, Inc. (acquired by Bosch), SVP at Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc. (acquired by Novell), and VP at Carnegie Group. Jim holds a BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Penn State University.

  • Dr. Hans Moravec Chief Scientist & Founder

    A true robotics visionary, Hans is Seegrid’s founder and the inventor of evidence grid technology. Formerly a research professor and director of the Mobile Robot Lab at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, Hans retains an adjunct faculty position at CMU. His academic work has been funded by numerous government agencies, including NASA, DARPA, and the Office of Naval Research.

    Hans holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Acadia University. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Steve Barto CFO

    Steve’s deep financial expertise stems from 30+ years managing the rapid expansion of high-tech growth companies. Prior to joining Seegrid, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITC Global (acquired by Panasonic Corporation) and Chief Financial Officer of Vocollect (acquired by Honeywell).

    Throughout his career, Steve has been an executive and strategic advisor to numerous public and privately-held companies focused on accelerating growth, and has held leadership positions at companies including Panasonic, Intermec, BPL Global, Ericsson, Marconi and RELTEC. Steve is a CPA and began his career in finance at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) after earning his BBA in Accounting at Kent State University.

  • Chris Visnic VP, Sales

    A seasoned sales leader with an engineering background, Chris’ expertise encompasses product design and manufacturing, robotics, Lean Six Sigma, computer-aided engineering (CAE), materials handling, and SaaS technology.

    Chris has extensive management experience at startup and software companies, including Autodesk, ANSYS, Ciespace Corporation, and IQity Solutions. He holds two degrees from Carnegie Mellon University: a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Structural and Computational Mechanics.

  • Jeff Christensen VP, Product

    A perceptive strategist, Jeff oversees Seegrid’s product development and marketing teams. His career spans technology design, information delivery solutions, business intelligence, and analytic software. His expertise is in growing startups into multinational corporations (Rhiza Labs, MAYA Design, Inmedius). Jeff studied Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College.

  • Sid Wiesner VP, Engineering

    Sid leads Seegrid’s engineering team with a focus on hardware, software development, and quality assurance.

    During a previous tenure at Seegrid, Sid fulfilled the role of director of development. He went on to work with an NGO, helping small-scale subsistence farmers and managing IT systems in Kenya. Sid also brought his technology expertise to a number of healthcare companies (Wellbridge Health, Touchtown, Inc.) before returning to Seegrid. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from West Virginia University.

  • Scott Naugle VP, Quality

    A seasoned professional with extensive experience in manufacturing systems, Scott oversees Seegrid’s quality management system (QMS) and is the guiding force behind the company’s culture of continuous improvement. Scott leverages a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and 20 years experience in semiconductor manufacturing, product/process development, modeling, reliability, packaging, quality and testing.

  • Tim Spang VP, Operations

    Tim oversees Seegrid’s supply chain operations, customer success team, and all aspects of the production, assembly, and fulfillment process.

    Tim’s expertise stems from years of improving production efficiency in the manufacturing and distribution facilities of large medical device and technology companies, including Haemonetics, Unilife, and Bayer. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and an MBA in Finance and International Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Strategic Advisory Board

Our strategic advisory board consists of industry leaders focused on exploring and securing growth opportunities, bringing a unique perspective to drive our business forward.

  • PAT DONAHOE FORMER U.S. POSTMASTER GENERAL

    Patrick R. Donahoe was the 73rd Postmaster General of the United States. A 39-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, Pat entered the Postal Service as a clerk in Pittsburgh, Pa. and served as the 19th Deputy Postmaster General and COO before becoming Postmaster General and CEO in 2010.

    Pat earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • MEL WOLFGANG PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

    Meldon (Mel) Wolfgang serves as partner and managing director for the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. As part of BCG’s North American management team and a leader in the group’s Industrial Goods practice, Mel’s expertise is in supporting industrial and technology businesses and public-sector agencies through large-scale transformation agendas.

    Mel has a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Webb Institute and a PhD in hydrodynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • DR. KEN GABRIEL CEO, DRAPER

    Dr. Kaigham (Ken) Gabriel is president and CEO of The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., an independent not-for-profit research institution that develops advanced technological solutions to the world’s most challenging and important problems.

    Prior to joining Draper, Ken was the deputy director of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, which he helped establish when he joined the organization in 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Ken was the deputy director, and then acting director, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Department of Defense.

    Ken holds Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Working For You Every Day

When you work with Seegrid, our team becomes your team. Our passion and expertise do not stop at installation. We’re invested in your success every step of the way, constantly monitoring your system, recommending continuous process improvements, and ensuring that your enterprise operates more efficiently every day.

Welcome to Industry 4.0

Today’s manufacturing leaders are already on their way to the next industrial revolution. We work with the world’s most innovative brands to accelerate Industry 4.0 and lean initiatives with incremental automation. With Seegrid self-driving vehicles, companies achieve a truly connected enterprise and transform into smart factories of the future.

Let’s discuss how Seegrid self-driving vehicles can solve your materials handling challenges.

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