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Vecna Robotics names new VP of autonomy


Denis Lussault, Vecna Robotics

Vecna Robotics, a materials handling automation provider, has appointed Denis Lussault as vice-president of autonomy.

In this new role, Lussault will be responsible for overseeing the company’s autonomy division.

Lussault brings nearly 20 years of engineering and management experience to Vecna Robotics, with an understanding of managing country-wide operations, bringing new products to market and delivering on strategic growth initiatives.

He has served in leadership roles for several companies, including Balyo, Atlantic Technologies and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

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Lussault holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Most recently, Lussault served as vice-president of Americas at Balyo where he previously managed European operations.

“I’m honoured to join the growing team, and I look forward to bringing a full suite of autonomous robots and orchestration software to market that helps distributors and manufacturers ensure resiliency in the supply chain,” says Lussault.

Vecna Robotics’ autonomous mobile robots (AMR) help distribution, warehouse and manufacturing organizations automate their bulk materials handling and logistics operations.

“This has been a historic year for us, and adding a proven leader like Denis to our team only builds on that momentum,” says Daniel Theobald, founder and CEO, Vecna Robotics.