PITTSBURGH, PA – March 1, 2016 – Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in vision-based autonomous industrial vehicles, today announced the addition of two industry veterans to its operations and product teams, marking the company’s continued growth and advancement as a leading robotics company. Tim Spang joins Seegrid as the Vice President of Operations and Sean Stetson as Director of Product Development, bringing more than 40 years of collective experience in technology innovation and business operations.
“We are thrilled to have both Tim and Sean join our team,” said Jim Rock, Seegrid’s CEO. “As we continue to grow as a company, our employees, customers, and products will benefit from the diverse expertise and perspective of two leading industry veterans. We are all excited for what we will achieve next.”
Seegrid finished a record year for growth in 2015 with 10 new marquee customers and a 100-percent increase in sales revenue. With demand growing for vision guided vehicles (VGVs) in the world’s largest and most complex distribution and manufacturing facilities, Seegrid is a critical component and strategic partner in helping companies prepare for the next generation of material handling.
A senior executive with extensive experience in international business, product development, and operations, Tim will play an integral role in expanding Seegrid’s manufacturing capacity and guiding company strategy. Tim will oversee Seegrid’s supply chain operations and all aspects of the production, assembly, and fulfillment process.
“Our team will ensure that Seegrid continues to advance within the growing industry segment created by our VGVs,” said Tim. “Seegrid’s commitment to expand its production capabilities is a testament to the increasing demand for VGVs as the optimal solution for industrial automation.”
Before joining Seegrid, Tim served as the Director of Pittsburgh Operations for Haemonetics, where he improved production efficiency at the corporation’s largest manufacturing and distribution locations. Tim received his Master’s degree in Finance and International Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in 2006.
Joining Seegrid from Google, Sean is an expert in vision systems and mobile technology. Sean will play a major role in leading Seegrid’s product management and strategy, with a focus on vehicle and vision system hardware and software.
“Seegrid has developed a truly unique technology that enables the company to bring flexible and performant solutions to the manufacturing industry and beyond,” said Sean. “I am enthusiastic about joining this expert team and eager to continue developing products with a human sense of space that challenge how the market approaches automation.”
Prior to joining Seegrid, Sean was the Director for Mobile Imaging in Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division. His leadership experience at one of the world’s most innovative companies adds tremendous value and insight to Seegrid’s product development team.
Seegrid is the leading provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling with more than a million miles driven. The Seegrid Smart Platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet management software for a complete connected solution. Seegrid accelerates Industry 4.0 and lean initiatives with incremental automation, helping companies achieve a truly connected enterprise and transform into smart factories of the future. www.seegrid.com
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