Cimcorp CEO Doug Pickard retires | Automation.com

Cimcorp CEO Doug Pickard retires

July 7, 2015—Cimcorp Group announces CEO Doug Pickard’s retirement from Cimcorp Automation Ltd. after leading the company, which he co-founded as RMT Robotics Ltd., for nearly 35 years. His successor, Operations Manager Rick Trigatti, will expand his current responsibilities by stepping into the role of president of the company’s North American subsidiary.

After founding the company to introduce robotics and machine vision into the automotive industry, Pickard led the development of large, high-speed gantries that allow customers to sort, store and pick a large number of SKUs at very high rates. He also introduced ADAM, a mobile robot that can navigate autonomously outside of a staged laboratory environment, into industrial environments. His accomplishments with Cimcorp in North America (and formerly RMT Robotics) have created a foundation that will propel the company to new heights in the future.

“It has been a privilege to lead this company through its numerous achievements and transitions, most recently as the North American subsidiary of Cimcorp,” said Doug Pickard, former North America CEO, Cimcorp. “Looking forward, it is with great confidence that I leave the company in Rick’s capable hands. His vision and understanding of the industry and the opportunities that await will inevitably result in continued success for the Cimcorp brand.”

Trigatti joined Cimcorp, then RMT Robotics, in 2000 and led the software development and project management groups before becoming the operations manager for North America. During this time, he focused on operational efficiencies and maintaining consistent, predictable operations across the organization. This skillset, combined with his vision to facilitate corporate-wide collaboration will help him take Cimcorp to the next level in North America, while working side-by-side with the Finland headquarters to further unify the global company. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Trigatti attended the University of Waterloo where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in management of technology.

Rick Trigatti, North America president, Cimcorp, said, “I am excited to step into this new leadership role and help Cimcorp continue its quest to establish itself as global supplier of world-class order fulfillment and tire handling solutions. Continuing Doug’s innovative spirit, I look forward to bringing together a creative environment and efficient operations to achieve the near, mid- and long-term strategic goals of the company.”

With the recent union of Cimcorp’s Finland headquarters and its North American subsidiary under a single brand umbrella, the global company now offers one suite of solutions across the worldwide manufacturing and distribution landscape. Through flexible, data-driven solutions, the company works to improve energy and operational efficiencies, productivity, speed, and capabilities of its systems.

Masatoshi Wakabayashi, CEO, Cimcorp, said, “Cimcorp is making great strides to establish itself as a single, global resource for our manufacturing, distribution and warehousing customers. With Rick leading the North American market, we are in a position to build a team that not only works together to overcome challenges, but also understands how to make every play successful and reach the goal line.”

About Cimcorp
Cimcorp Group – part of Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) – is a leading global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics and software technologies. As well as being a manufacturer and integrator of pioneering material handling systems for the tire industry, Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfillment and storage that are being used in the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce, FMCG and postal services sectors. With locations in Finland and Canada, the group has around 300 employees and has delivered over 2,000 logistics automation solutions. Designed to reduce operating costs, ensure traceability and improve efficiency, these systems are used within manufacturing and distribution centers in 40 countries across five continents. 

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