Sarcos Robotics Bolsters Leadership Team with Defense and Commercial Industry Veterans


Reading time ( words)

Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, has announced key additions to its leadership team, as well as moves to strengthen its growing defense and public safety business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sarcos Defense.

Artificial intelligence (AI) leader Dr. Denis Garagić has joined Sarcos as Chief Scientist, Advanced Systems and AI. In this role, Dr. Garagić will be responsible for advancing the company’s innovative control strategies, intelligent algorithms and machine learning technologies. He brings more than 25 years of expertise in AI and machine learning to Sarcos and was most recently Chief Scientist at BAE Systems FAST Labs, guiding the program’s creation of cognitive computing solutions that provide machine intelligence and anticipatory intelligence to solve challenges across the DoD and intelligence communities.

Jim Ryder has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for Sarcos. He will be responsible for growing commercial revenue streams, with a key focus on the company’s revolutionary Guardian® XO® full-body, powered exoskeleton, which Sarcos will begin shipping in Beta version to customers in the fourth quarter of this year. Ryder has more than 20 years of experience as a sales, marketing and operations executive for various technology businesses, including Essen Bioscience, the Advanced Microscopy Group, Clearwire Corporation and Nextel Partners, Inc., where he served as Chief Operating Officer.

Additionally, Tom Jackson has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sarcos Defense. Jackson, who has been with Sarcos since April 2019, previously served as Vice President, Defense and Public Safety. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and a 20-year defense, aerospace and energy industry veteran. Prior to joining Sarcos, Jackson was Vice President and General Manager of Aeryon Defense USA, Inc., a U.S. defense Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) subsidiary that he and his team built from the ground up and was acquired by FLIR Systems in early 2019. In his new role, Jackson will oversee business operations for Sarcos Defense and will work closely with global defense and public safety communities.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

This Month in Design007 Magazine: When Working Remotely, Cybersecurity Is a Necessity

07/09/2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
When we started planning this issue on working remotely, we knew we’d have to speak with Stephen V. Chavez, chairman of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA). We recently asked Steph to discuss some of the security measures that his company employs and what his experience has been like since he began working out of his Arizona home office full-time several months ago.

Understanding MIL-PRF-31032, Part 1

07/07/2020 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits
Over the course of this series, Anaya Vardya will discuss topics such as MIL-PRF-31032 requirements, the quality plan, responsibilities of the Technical Review Board (TRB), and the testing and reporting requirements for the certified shop into the DLA.

What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 4

05/18/2020 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits
The decision to pursue military and aerospace (milaero) certification impacts every facet of the organization, and not every shop is prepared to make this transformation. This is the final article in a four-part series, breaking down what it takes. In Part 4, Anaya Vardya explores what it takes to be a milaero supplier in the area of manufacturing.



Copyright © 2020 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.