AMP Robotics Corp, a Louisville, Colorado-based provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to the recycling and waste management industry, announced it has hired Robb Espinosa as vice president of operations. In this role, Espinosa will be responsible for overseeing and scaling AMP’s operations, field engineering and technical support. He will report to CEO Matanya Horowitz.
“Robb’s deep experience designing, building, managing and operating recycling and waste processing facilities is a perfect fit for AMP,” AMP CEO Matanya Horowitz says. “Given his background, Robb deeply understands the transformative potential of AI in recycling. His expertise managing rapidly scaling companies will be invaluable as we continue to profitably grow our business.”
Espinosa brings more than 30 years of recycling and waste management industry experience to AMP. He has held leadership roles in a variety of industrial scale processing companies. Most recently, he was COO at Midwest Recycling Service and Sales, Cartersville, Georgia, where he helped to design, build, commission and optimize material recovery facilities (MRFs) nationwide. Previously, he was vice president of operations for Rational Energies, Minneapolis, a plastics recycler that processes waste into fuel. Prior to that, he held leadership positions for Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Oregon; Greenstar North America, Houston; and TRI-R Systems Corp, DeKalb, Illinois.
“I look forward to using my industry expertise to scale AMP’s impressive technology platform and help the company grow to meet demand,” Espinosa says. “AMP’s innovations in AI bring groundbreaking applications to generate better quality, lower cost and higher throughput over traditional processing and labor practices without a significant change to existing operations or additional capital investment, outside of AMP’s products.