Joins Company From Leading Robot Manufacturer KUKA AG to Drive the Next Phase of Growth
We are pleased to announce that the Board of ZenRobotics Ltd. has appointed Wolfgang Schiller as the new CEO of ZenRobotics, effective immediately. Prior to ZenRobotics, Mr. Schiller was the Vice President Electronics Industry at KUKA AG, one of the leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions. As CEO Wolfgang Schiller will be responsible for further developing ZenRobotics’ business and accelerating the uptake of intelligent robots in waste management.
“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.
The 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.
“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. 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,” Wolfgang notes.
Wolfgang’s 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. 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”, Wolfgang explains.
Helsinki-based ZenRobotics is the leading company in waste robotics, being the pioneer in applying artificial intelligence (AI) and robots to a demanding waste sorting environment. The company is founded in 2007 and has previously delivered waste sorting robots to sites in Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA.
Invus is an international long-term equity investor with offices in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong. With more than $8 billion of capital under management, Invus invests in a variety of equity transactions. Invus manages interests in a broad range of industries, including technology, biotechnology, medical devices, renewable energies, consumer goods and services. The Invus team draws on its broad experience in partnering with management teams and boards to help formulate and execute strategies that maximize long-term value.