Pittsburgh, PA – February 7, 2018. IAM Robotics, which develops autonomous material handling solutions for logistics and manufacturing companies, announces it hired Joel Reed as Vice President responsible for sales, marketing and corporate development. Reed’s addition signals that IAM robots are “Ready for Work.”
IAM Robotics was founded by engineers from the world’s largest robotics research facility at Carnegie Mellon University with the goal of tackling the material handling industry’s most technically difficult challenge: a fully autonomous solution that finds, picks and transports materials to address a growing labor shortage in warehouse operations.
IAM Robotics addressed that challenge head on and developed the Swift Picking Module, a flexible inventory zone setup in a traditional warehouse environment where mobile picking robots work around the clock at human speeds and accuracy picking items and bins for order fulfillment. The solution expands in a modular fashion, provides operational flexibility, and offers a compelling return on investment (ROI).
Tom Galluzzo, IAM Robotics founder explains, “When we founded IAM, we consciously chose to leapfrog existing autonomous carts to automate non-value-added picking tasks. It took us a little longer, but we leveraged our experience and capabilities to develop, test and field a proven and operational system last year. Current solutions still require human assistance, while we don’t. Other companies are talking about mobile picking, while we are actually doing it.
“Our focus and hard work paid off and we are now experiencing large interest from the market. We look to Joel to accelerate market adoption and to spread our story.”
Reed has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business development and sales. He began his career as a process and technology consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini) and then transformed into a sales and marketing professional focused on bringing innovative products and services to market. Reed previously worked to introduce the first commercially available autonomous mobile robots as a new class of AGVs (automated guided vehicles) at Seegrid Corporation, and he led the commercialization of a 3D software tools company that was acquired by Autodesk.
Says Reed, “I am very excited to join this world-class team that developed and validated a technology that offers the industry its best chance of realizing the warehouse of the future sooner versus later.”
About IAM Robotics: IAM Robotics provides a fully operational intelligent, autonomous material handling solution built for order fulfillment and material handling in logistics and manufacturing. IAM Robotic’s Swift Picking Module is a complete solution to existing labor challenges that allows organizations to get ahead of competition in the race to automate logistics, without sacrificing financial returns. The company was founded by robotics experts previously with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the defense technology industry and global, industrial companies. For more information, please visit http://www.iamrobotics.com.