Teradyne named Ujjwal Kumar as the group president of Teradyne Robotics. Kumar’s 25-year career has spanned multiple industries and major multinational corporations, including General Motors, General Electric, and Honeywell.
The Teradyne Robotics Group includes Universal Robots (UR) and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) that build human-scale robotics, designed to work alongside people to perform tasks that are dull, dirty, or even dangerous. UR is the market leader in the work cell collaborative robotics market and MiR is a leader in autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs).
Kumar succeeds Greg Smith who was promoted to Teradyne’s CEO in February this year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ujjwal Kumar to Teradyne,” Smith said. “He is a proven leader with a distinguished track record of scaling businesses. His deep experience in automation and industrial software, combined with broad experiences in multiple industrial end-markets will accelerate Teradyne’s strategy to be the most innovative player in manufacturing and warehouse automation.”
Kumar commented, “Human-scale robotics has the potential to fundamentally transform manufacturing and logistics. I’m looking forward to leveraging Teradyne’s current market leadership positions and expanding our served markets organically as well as through strategic acquisitions, to drive the transformation of the industrial automation space.” Kumar continued, “It’s an honor to join the incredibly entrepreneurial Teradyne Robotics team and help drive the next chapter of our growth.”