Lexington, Mass. - January 15, 2019 - Today Berkshire Grey (www.berkshiregrey.com ), a developer of AI and robotic solutions for eCommerce, retail replenishment, and logistics, is announcing the appointment of Craig Hattabaugh as Vice President and General Manager, SGC. Reporting to President and COO Steve Johnson, Hattabaugh will be managing the global SGC business unit at BG.
Hattabaugh is an experienced technology executive with extensive experience in high growth enterprise software and hardware companies. Prior to joining Berkshire Grey, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of CIMCON Software where he led the transformation of that business to SaaS. Prior to CIMCON, Hattabaugh served as Senior Vice President for the analytics business unit of TIBCO Software where he was instrumental in tripling revenue growth to $200 million. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of roles at software companies including serving as a managing director of AspenTech Europe. During his time at AspenTech, revenues grew 10X and the company completed a highly successful IPO. Hattabaugh holds an MBA from Boston University, a graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship Development from MIT and a BS in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
"As the recent holiday shopping period showed, online buying habits combined with very high consumer expectations have put tremendous pressure on operations and supply chains of both brick-and-mortar and ecommerce retailers. That pressure will not go away and must be proactively mitigated by new technologies." said Hattabaugh. "Berkshire Grey's AI technology coupled with robotic hardware is enabling our customers to automate piece picking, packing, and sorting thus eliminating constraints to growth and customer satisfaction. It's rare to see a concentrated group of such high caliber people and I'm honored to be part of the Berkshire Grey team."
Berkshire Grey customers are using intelligent robotic solutions to automate fulfillment tasks never before performed by machines and are doing so at scale. Berkshire Grey solutions enable the robotic picking, packing, and sorting of individual items, inner packs, cases and parcels. Prior to Berkshire Grey's proprietary technology, the infinite variation of package sizes, materials, and types made it impossible to do this at the speed and accuracy needed for modern omnichannel fulfillment and logistics operations. By inventing and integrating multiple technologies in artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, sensing, gripping, and robotics, Berkshire Grey's solutions efficiently process the broadest assortment of products, packages, and parcels. All while continuously improving speed and quality through autonomous learning. Berkshire Grey's customers have optimized picking labor costs, have overcome worker shortage constraints, and seen improvements in throughput ranging from 25% to 35%.
"Every dimension of our business is expanding including strategic customers, employees, our technology portfolio and geographic coverage. Bringing in an experienced executive like Craig is a key part of sustaining our customer's success" said Tom Wagner, founder and CEO of Berkshire Grey. "Craig's proven track record in scaling high technology businesses is a great fit, at the right time and all of the team here at Berkshire Grey welcomes him."
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