Pittsburgh, PA, United States
has announced the expansion of its team, with three growth-oriented senior leaders.
Katy Elkin has been appointed as senior director of corporate development, responsible for expanding Seegrid's solutions portfolio capabilities on a global basis through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
She has more than a decade of experience in emerging technology and business strategy, with a proven track record of scaling revenue and operations within venture-backed companies.
Elkin was VP of business development at Desmos, a Google-backed global leader in maths software, where she focused on growth. She also drove sales at Clever, solving a complex middleware technology challenge in the education sector, and worked at McKinsey & Company. Elkin holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Doug Beaudet has more than 30 years of expertise leading digital transformation in product design and user experience across a wide variety of Fortune 100 companies. As Seegrid's head of design, Beaudet is responsible for infusing customer-centric design throughout the company's culture and product offerings.
Previously, Beaudet was vice president, global experience design, at Honeywell. He also led the user experience transformation as global director, experience design, at the Whirlpool Corporation.
Greg Cole has more than a decade of experience in product research and design, including robotics engineering. As Seegrid's director of advanced development, he is responsible for the company's advanced development capabilities, driving continuous technical innovation across the company.
Cole is the co-founder of Medical Motion Corporation, a Boston-based medical robotic hardware company. Prior to joining Seegrid, Cole led a global research program for new electric vehicle charging infrastructure technology at ABB. He also worked on developing novel image-guided surgical robotics and interventional navigation technologies as a research scientist at Philips Healthcare. Cole holds a Ph.D. in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he also served as an adjunct professor and autonomous vehicles advisor in the robotics engineering program.
Crooklands, United Kingdom
Amanda Beckett has been appointed the new head of finance for the International Powered Access Federation
(IPAF). She joins from Nationwide Platforms, part of the Loxam Group.
Beckett was with Nationwide Platforms for more than 14 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the head of financial planning and analysis and, before that, as commercial financial controller from 2015 to 2017.
Beckett replaces Andrew Bache, who has assisted in an interim capacity since the end of 2019.
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Shoppa's Material Handling
has welcomed Brian Evans as chief information officer.
Prior to joining Shoppa's, Evans oversaw transformation and technology for Briggs Equipment, an international leader in materials handling solutions. At Briggs, he led multiple large-scale projects for each Briggs International subsidiary in the US, Mexico and the UK.
Evans is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has several professional certifications, including CPA and Cornell Project Leadership, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, and a Management and Leadership Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan. He is currently enrolled in the 2022 Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at Dallas.