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Universal Robots announces new president


Kim Povlsen will join Universal Robots as president. Photo: Business Wire/Universal Robots

Teradyne has appointed Kim Povlsen as president Universal Robots, effective Mar. 1.

Povlsen, a Danish native, brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead Universal Robots’ next stage of growth and innovation.

“Kim combines a fantastic track record as a dynamic executive with a background in and a tremendous passion for robotics,” saysGreg Smith, president of Teradyne’s Industrial Automation Group, and acting president of Universal Robots, in a statement.

“With Kim’s leadership, we can accelerate the growth in new applications and market growth for cobots.”

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Povlsen has held various executive business and technology leadership roles at Schneider Electric. Most recently, he served as vice-president, strategy and technology within a multi-billion dollar global organization.

He lives in Aarhus, Denmark, and holds a master’s degree in computer science and embedded engineering from the University of Southern Denmark.