Supply Chain Industry Veteran Joins Seegrid Team
Pittsburgh — June 22, 2009 — Seegrid Corporation (www.seegrid.com), manufacturer of the GP8 robotic pallet truck for distribution centers, today announced the appointment of Brad Wyland as the company’s director of product strategy.
Wyland brings more than 15 years of supply chain management experience to Seegrid, where he will direct the development and implementation of market-driven product plans and launch strategies for the company’s product line of industrial mobile robots for distribution centers.
“Brad will be instrumental in helping Seegrid deliver additional offerings to customers,” said Gregory Cronin, executive vice president, Seegrid Corp. “With the flexibility of our technology and Brad's addition to the team, we are well positioned to deliver future products that impact overall facility effectiveness and ROI.”
Prior to joining Seegrid, Wyland was a senior research analyst at Aberdeen Group, focusing on supply chain execution. Aberdeen is the leading provider of fact-based research focused on the global technology-driven value chain. Before joining Aberdeen, Wyland oversaw software product management at Vocollect, Inc., and was a senior product marketing manager at PeopleSoft (now Oracle). Wyland holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
About Seegrid Corporation
Seegrid (www.seegrid.com) brings a new class of affordable industrial mobile robots to the material handling industry that operate reliably and safely in dynamic warehouse, distribution and manufacturing environments. Seegrid’s robots differ from today’s AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) in that the company’s IMR technology is the first to provide early-stage capabilities of autonomous robot behavior with Sense, Move, Analyze, Interact and Repeat capabilities. The result--AGV-like competence but with greater flexibility at a considerably lower cost. IMR-enabled robots provide WalkThroughThenWorkTM capabilities, providing an operator with the ability to simply and easily instruct the robot along a desired path, adding behaviors such as horns and stop stations, usually in minutes. Seegrid robots literally come straight off the truck; an operator quickly inputs the path and the robots are immediately productive.