OTTO Motors Expands Executive Team

DCS Otto Motors Expands Executive Team 1 400

Januaray 13, 2022

 

OTTO Motors, a provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) today announced that Ms. Carolyn Garvey and Mr. Donald Leslie have joined OTTO Motors as Co-Presidents, reporting directly to CEO Matthew Rendall. Garvey will work closely with the manufacturing and operations teams and Leslie with sales and service.

Both Garvey and Leslie join OTTO from Barrie, ON-based Prodomax Automation Ltd. where the two served as Co-CEOs. The pair grew Prodomax into one of North America’s largest automation companies. During their leadership of Prodomax, they led the management team to develop and execute a strategic plan resulting in more than a sixfold increase in company valuation in three years.

Garvey and Leslie have expertise in leading teams of professionals from around the world to engineer, build and install integrated automation systems for blue chip automotive industry customers. Their investment to develop engineering and application capabilities, combined with project management and sophisticated systems and tools, effectively provided the ability to scale the business and be the partner of choice for the customer base.

“Carolyn and Don collectively bring almost forty years of automation and SI experience to OTTO Motors,” said Matthew Rendall, CEO of OTTO Motors. “In particular, their expertise in the automotive industry will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our install base and lead the AMR industry in the automotive sector.” 

OTTO Motors has deployed AMRs extensively throughout the automotive industry. In addition to long-time engagements at Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation, OTTO has recently deployed AMRs at Faurecia Interior Systems and Danfoss Power Solutions. Faurecia is one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers and Danfoss is a $7B multinational organization with 71+ factory sites in over 20 countries. Case studies for both organizations are at https://ottomotors.com/resources/videos

DCS Otto Motors Expands Executive Team 2 400

 

 

“I’m thrilled to be able to bring my expertise to bear in helping OTTO continue its successful trajectory. All of the proper ingredients are in place: amazing technology, strong leadership from the executive team and investors, a top-notch company culture, and a philosophy that puts the customer first.”
—Carolyn Garvey, Co-President, OTTO Motors

 

 

DCS Otto Motors Expands Executive Team 3 400

 

“If the past few years has taught us nothing else, it’s the need to strategically apply automation in order to keep the economy functional. Autonomous material handling is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing markets in the world so I’m very excited to join the OTTO Motors team to play a key role in helping the company to succeed.”
—Donald Leslie, Co-President, OTTO Motors

 

Under their leadership, Prodomax was awarded the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The company won its initial Best Managed Award in 2014 and successfully retained that status, becoming a Gold Standard winner in 2018. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability, and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Source

Related Articles

  • Humber College Receives $30 Million Gift from the Barrett Family Foundation

    Humber College Receives $30 Million Gift from the Barrett Family Foundation

    January 27, 2023 Humber College is the recipient of a $30 million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation, marking the largest single donation made to an Ontario college. Combined with their donations to Humber’s Unlimited Campaign, the Barrett Family Foundation has given a total of $42 million, making their donation the largest in Canadian college history…. Read More…


Latest Articles

  • Energy Technology Perspectives 2023

    Energy Technology Perspectives 2023

    Energy Technology Perspectives 2023 highlights major market and employment opportunities, as well as the emerging risks, for countries racing to lead the clean energy industries of today and tomorrow. The energy world is at the dawn of a new industrial age – the age of clean energy technology manufacturing – that is creating major new markets and millions of jobs but also raising new risks, prompting countries across the globe to devise industrial strategies to secure their place in the new global energy economy, according to a major new IEA report. Read More…

  • Robotics: A Dynamic and Important Sector for Cables

    Robotics: A Dynamic and Important Sector for Cables

    Robotics, a key industry: experts discuss trends, opportunities and challenges January 23, 2023 New applications in robotics are constantly emerging as the industry continues to develop new solutions to efficiently manage complex tasks. Consequently, robotics is a key industrial sector for HELUKABEL – cables and wires are, after all, indispensable in all types of robots…. Read More…


Featured Article

Access Management for Your Plant and Machinery

With PILZ’s “Identification and Access Management” portfolio, they offer you a comprehensive range of products, solutions and software for the implementation of safety as well as security tasks. Below you’ll discover more about potential applications, from simple authentication to complex access permissions, and access management through to safe operating mode selection, maintenance safeguarding and safeguarding of data and networks. Experience safety and security in one system!

This solution ensures that a machine cannot resume operation while people are still in the danger zone. The maintenance safeguarding system “key-in-pocket” is designed for machines with danger zones, which are protected by a safety fence and which staff need to access – robot cells for example. In comparison with conventional lockout-tagout (LOTO) systems, maintenance safeguarding with the key-in-pocket solution is implemented via RFID keys with corresponding permissions and a safe list in the PILZ controllers. As a result, it provides a purely electronic restart protection and makes both mechanical interlocking devices and warning tags redundant.

Read more


Products

  • New Options Added To Hammond Power Solutions’ HPS Centurion P And HPS Sentinel Lines

    Capacitor Contactor Option Available For HPS Centurion P Passive Harmonic Filter January 25, 2023 The capacitor contactor option allows the user to open and close a contact, removing the capacitors from the circuit. The user can control the contactor by providing configurable contact output from the VFD which opens at light load. Passive Harmonic Filter… Read More…

  • Festo Introduces VZXA, A Uniquely Engineered Angle Seat Valve

    January 24, 2023 The new Festo VZXA family of pneumatically actuated angle seat valves delivers installation, maintenance, operational, and inventory benefits thanks to a unique modular design. When a VZXA actuator is removed for maintenance or changeover, for example, the stem, seat, and seal stay inside the valve body, allowing the process system to remain… Read More…