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Seegrid CEO Dedicates Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 East Central Award to Company Founder Hans Moravec

August 10, 2021  |  Pittsburgh, PA

Autonomous mobile robot provider attributes win to collective team with a passion for creating a better future

Seegrid Corporation, the leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling, announced that Jim Rock, Seegrid’s chief executive officer, dedicated his 2021 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central Award to Seegrid founder and chief scientist, Hans Moravec. Ernst & Young announced Rock as an award winner for the East Central region last week based on the program's evaluation criteria that includes entrepreneurial leadership, talent management, financial performance, societal impact, values, originality, innovation, and future plans.

“Hans’ lifelong passion for creating intelligent machines that help humanity is the cornerstone of Seegrid’s purpose,” said Rock. “His decisive moments, innovative risk taking, and dedication to elevating human potential continues to inspire Seegrid’s culture and accomplishments.”

World-renowned roboticist Moravec spent decades perfecting innovative approaches to robot perception and navigation at Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University. Moravec founded Seegrid in 2003, and now the company has grown to encompass more than 350 diverse individuals who are collectively dedicated to building upon Moravec’s lifelong goal of elevating human potential through next-generation autonomous mobile robots and enterprise software. The company operates with a culture that promotes working and winning together which reflects the team's collective years of hard work, dedication, and persistence.

The Ernst & Young award follows a year of fast-tracked growth for Seegrid. The company recently announced multiple new products, including the Palion Tow Tractor, Palion Pallet Truck, Palion Lift AMR, and Fleet GeekTM analytics software. Seegrid continues to advance their artificial intelligence technology which is built on Moravec’s breakthrough vision-based technology, allowing Palion AMRs to see, understand, and learn. With a visionary mindset, Seegrid remains committed to delivering solutions that transform the world’s supply chain, autonomously moving material as safely, effectively, and efficiently as possible.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity, and courage in the face of adversity help catapult society from the now to next and beyond. As a regional award winner, Rock is eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be announced on November 13, 2021. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.

“Seegrid has an entire team of unstoppable entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in propelling Seegrid forward every day,” said Rock. “This award puts a spotlight on our team’s unique ability to automate material flow safely, productively, for better outcomes for our customers, the community, and the global supply chain. We continue to thoughtfully look forward to the future and how we can advance automated material handling.”




In this "7 Questions Answered" segment, we sat down with Jim Rock to take a look back at this past year, talk about what this award means for Seegrid, the journey he’s taken with the company, and what’s on the horizon for Seegrid.

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About Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

About Seegrid

Seegrid, a leader in autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions for material handling solutions, combines AMR technology, enterprise software, and best-in-class services for complete, connected automated workflows. With over 13 million autonomous production miles driven to date, Seegrid Palion™ AMRs are reliable, flexible, and proven. The world’s largest manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics companies rely on Seegrid. We are partnered with over 50 global brands where 2,000+ AMRs are deployed within 200+ customer sites. From our dependable Palion Tow Tractor to our industry-leading Lift Truck solutions, let us work with you to embrace the future of autonomous material handling.

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