Søren Nielsen steps down as president of MiR

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Søren E. Nielsen stepped down as president of Cell Industrial Robots (MiR), a subsidiary of Teradyne, and is leaving the corporate. Nielsen stepped into the position in August 2020, taking up the position from Thomas Visti Jensen. Nielsen was beforehand MiR’s chief know-how officer since January 2018.

In October, Teradyne introduced MiR merged with the autonomous cell robotic (AMR) firm and Teradyne subsidiary AutoGuide to grow to be a single provider of AMRs. On the finish of September 2022, the built-in firm formally grew to become referred to as Cell Industrial Robots. 

The merged firm is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, the place MiR has managed its international operations since its launch in 2013. 

Previous to the merger, MiR provided a spread of AMRs able to carrying payloads and pallets as much as 3,000 lb. (1350 kg). By combining with AutoGuide, the portfolio will develop to incorporate high-payload AMR tuggers and forklifts that can function on the MiRFleet software program.

Earlier than his work at MiR, Nielsen spent 5 years because the R&D director at Danfoss, an organization that engineers merchandise to extend machine productiveness, cut back emissions, decrease power consumption and allow electrification in quite a lot of industries. Nielsen additionally labored at Siemens Circulate Devices for over 12 years as a challenge supervisor after which a know-how supervisor.

Teradyne president Greg Smith mentioned Søren has had an immense impression on MiR’s success.

“Søren was CTO when Teradyne acquired MiR, throughout which period he led the product technique that supplied breakthrough ease of implementation for a broad vary of consumers. When he took over because the president of MiR in 2020, we had deployed about 2,500 AMRs worldwide. Exiting 2022, that put in base has grown to greater than 7,000 robots. He additionally led the enlargement of the MiR product line, from a single 100kg payload robotic to a household of robots with payloads from 100kg as much as 1,350kg.

“As we deliberate our AMR technique, we noticed a possibility to higher serve our core market by combining the MiR and AutoGuide product strains beneath the management of our subsequent technology of MiR management software program. After shepherding MiR by means of the vital startup section, Søren determined that it was the proper time for a management transition for the ‘post-startup’ section we’re coming into, and we want Søren the perfect along with his subsequent enterprise.”

Editor’s Notice: This text was up to date with the quote from Teradyne president Greg Smith.

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