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Modern Materials Handling Announced Seegrid Robotics New CEO Jim Rock

Pittsburgh, PA, September 17, 2014 --( Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic automated guided vehicles (AGVs), was featured in Modern Materials Handling magazine. Seegrid announced the appointment of Jim Rock as chief executive officer by Seegrid’s Board of Directors.

According to the staff writer for Modern Materials Handling, prior to Rock’s CEO appointment, he served as president of Vocollect Healthcare by Honeywell, a provider of voice recognition software and hardware for healthcare providers. Rock has a proven track record of leading and growing high-tech businesses in emerging markets for more than twenty years. His executive portfolio includes founding and developing companies in advanced manufacturing, semiconductors, artificial intelligence, IT software application solutions, and consumer technology.

Daniel Shapira, chairman of the board of Seegrid, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Jim Rock to Seegrid. His outstanding executive expertise will drive executing on strategies that will accelerate Seegrid’s sales globally and take the company on a rapid growth phase. Rock’s passion and innovative leadership strategy is exactly what the company requires for continued growth and product expansion.”

“Seegrid’s vision-guided technology is game-changing automation for materials handling. I am impressed with the unique and compelling technology platform and honored to lead and work with such an outstanding and dedicated team,” noted Rock.

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Modern Materials Handling reaches the largest and most highly qualified audience of executives, distribution center professionals and engineers involved in buying/specifying materials handling equipment and services.

About Seegrid
Seegrid Corporation (, global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), designs, engineers, and manufactures AGVs for the materials handling industry to operate with simplicity, flexibility and affordability. The company’s state-of-the-art navigation technology requires no infrastructure for navigation—no wires, lasers, tapes, or magnets. Seegrid vision-guided AGVs are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments.

Creating economic and operational advantages, robotic pallet trucks, tow tractors, and walkie stackers optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing labor and operating costs. Seegrid AGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.

Maximize the efficiency and productivity of vision-guided AGVs by utilizing Seegrid Supervisor, a network appliance connecting, monitoring, and controlling a fleet of AGVs within an operation.

Recent acknowledgements include a 2014 Edison Award, Manufacturer of the Year award, and chosen as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Seegrid was named to the list of Fast Company 50 Most Innovative Companies and Top 10 Most Innovative Robotic Companies 2013. Follow on Twitter @Seegrid.

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