Former KUKA Robotics executive joins Universal Robots in Canada
Chris Claringbold will continue the development of Universal Robots’ high-growth sales and distribution business.
Based just north of Toronto, Claringbold will continue the development of Universal Robots’ high-growth sales and distribution business in Canada, develop regional strategic large accounts, and initiate the hiring of Canadian-based technical staff. Claringbold will report directly to Stu Shepherd, Area Sales Manager for the Americas.
“We are excited to have Chris join our team,” said Stu Shepherd. “His strong background will help accelerate the growth of UR’s business in Canada, including UR’s Canadian distribution network, systems integrators, solution OEMs and UR+ partners.”
Claringbold brings over 35 years of robotic automation experience to Universal Robots. Prior to joining Universal Robots, Claringbold was President & CEO, KUKA Robotics Canada as well as President & COO at Prodomax Automation, one of the largest system integrators and automation companies in Canada, as well as eight years of automotive experience while working for Magna International.
“UR is bringing a revolution to the robot industry, with true ease-of-use, reduced engineering, rapid deployment and fantastic ROI that is changing how end users deploy automation,” Chris said. “I’m excited to bring my experiences in the automotive industry, systems integration and robotics to UR – the first mover and market leader who sells more cobots than all competitors combined.”