Robin Autopilot has appointed Hiten Sonpal as its new CEO. Sonpal, who joined Robin Autopilot in 2020 as its chief product and strategy officer, will take on the top leadership role at the company, focusing on continuing to grow the business and optimizing its operations, the company reports.
In addition, Robin Autopilot announced that Logan Fahey will become chairman of the Robin Autopilot Holdings board of directors. Fahey, part of the original team that acquired the company, has held the position of CEO since July 2019.
In April of this year, Robin Autopilot acquired Mowbot, the robotic lawn care franchise business, and launched an expanded partnership with Husqvarna Group (a major investor in Mowbot and an equity partner of Robin).
“We have seen tremendous progress over the past two years, including our recently announced strategic partnership with Husqvarna and our acquisition of Mowbot,” says Fahey. “During that time, we have also worked on growing our subscriber base, assembling a strong board of directors, and expanding our leadership team. As an integral part of that team, Hiten has led Robin’s product and strategy efforts and helped the business grow its software, hardware and e-commerce presence. He is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s ongoing efforts to expand and strengthen its position in this rapidly growing industry.”
Sonpal has a strong background as a leader in global product development, technological innovation and engineering for the consumer robotics industry. Since joining Robin in 2020, he has overseen all of its product and software engineering functions, including new investments and ongoing innovation efforts. Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years with iRobot, where he led the development of the Terra robotic mower program, held leadership positions in product development, advanced innovation at the company, and led efforts to decrease time to market.
“The people and products at Robin Autopilot are among the best in this industry, and I am privileged to have this opportunity to lead the company toward what we feel is a bright and exciting future in offering robotics-as-a-service,” Sonpal says. “Our goal is to continue expanding our footprint and developing products and technology that will provide new benefits to an ever-growing base of lawn care and landscaping customers throughout North America.”
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