ZenRobotics Ltd., headquartered in Helsinki, has announced that its board has appointed Wolfgang Schiller as the company’s new CEO, effective immediately. Prior to joining ZenRobotics, Schiller was the vice president, electronics industry, at KUKA AG, one of the leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions. As CEO of ZenRobotics, Schiller will be responsible for further developing ZenRobotics’ business and accelerating the uptake of intelligent robots in waste management, the company says.
“Wolfgang’s appointment as CEO is a clear reflection of the company’s readiness for the next phase of development: He brings demonstrated experience in driving significant growth by putting customers and innovation at the heart of the business,” says Wassim Sacre, chairman of the board of ZenRobotics and managing director of Invus.
Rising demand for intelligent waste sorting solutions paves the way for ZenRobotics’ expansion in deploying artificial intelligence- (AI-) based sorting robots to the waste management industry, the company says.
“ZenRobotics is one of those rare companies that have truly revolutionized the world through technology, and I couldn’t be more honored to be chosen to lead the company,” Schiller says. “The opportunity arising before ZenRobotics is vast, and to seize it, we must have a clear focus, move faster and continue to transform. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers faster.”
His previous positions at KUKA AG include vice president, electronics industry; director, area Europe; and director, customer services Europe. Prior to KUKA, he held several management positions in various technology companies.
“Robots support our strategy in seeking to improve the performance of waste treatment and materials recovery plants,” Schiller says. “In combination with AI, robots allow unique recognition and sorting capabilities. This technology allows our customers to recover more materials with a higher quality while minimizing the risk of accidents involving people.”