July 8, 2020 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), a provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has appointed Søren E. Nielsen as the new president of the Denmark-based company.
Effective August 1, Nielsen, who has served as MiR’s chief technology officer since January 2018, will take over the responsibilities of MiR co-founder and CEO Thomas Visti.
Teradyne, which acquired MiR in 2019, made the change at Visti’s request as he pursues a new career.
Since launching with two partners in 2014, Visti has grown MiR into a global company with 220 employees.
“Søren is an excellent leader who will ensure continuity of our strategy and continued business momentum,” says Mark Jagiela, Teradyne’s chief technology officer, in a statement.
“As president of MiR, Søren will carry on the passion, innovation and vision that brought MiR to this point.”
Nielsen brought his background in mechanical engineering to his role at MiR, along with the experience gained from more than 25 years of managerial positions with major international corporations such as Danfoss and Siemens.