Seegrid, the leader in vision guided autonomous vehicles for materials handling, today announced it has appointed Steven Barto as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Barto has proven expertise in managing rapid expansion as an executive and strategic advisor to numerous high-tech growth companies. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITC Global (acquired by Panasonic Corporation), a provider of carrier-grade global satellite solutions for industrial operations in remote and harsh regions.
“Steve’s deep experience in financial and strategic leadership will provide great value to Seegrid as we continue our rapid expansion,” said Seegrid CEO Jim Rock. “Steve has a proven record of driving business growth and international expansion, has completed more than 25 strategic mergers and acquisitions, and has facilitated multiple shareholder liquidity events. Seegrid has doubled in size annually for multiple years and is on pace to continue that trend, and we’re excited to have Steve join the leadership team as we drive the company to the next phase of market growth.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the strong team already in place at Seegrid,” said Barto. “The materials handling industry is at an inflection point regarding flexible automation, and as the industry leader in vision guided vehicles versus older, less flexible technologies, Seegrid is uniquely positioned for accelerated growth as industrial robotics converges with artificial intelligence to provide lean automation solutions.”
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.staging.wpengine.com
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