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Steven Wyatt Elected New President of The International Federation of Robotics

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Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland) has been elected as the new President
of the International Federation of Robotics by its Executive Board.
Wyatt succeeds Junji Tsuda (Yaskawa Electric Corporation), who has
served in the rotating post since December 2017. Milton Guerry (SCHUNK,
USA) has been appointed as IFR´s new Vice President.

The new IFR President, Steven Wyatt, has a decade of international
experience gained in the flexible automation industry. He is currently
global Head of Portfolio and Digital for ABB’s Robotics & Discrete
Automation business. Prior to joining ABB in 2010, the native Scot
worked in a series of executive marketing & sales roles within the
plastics industry globally. Mr. Wyatt holds a degree in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. Before being elected
President of IFR, Wyatt assisted his predecessor, Junji Tsuda, as Vice
President, a role he held for two years.

Steven Wyatt thanked the outgoing IFR President, Junji Tsuda, for
sharing his esteemed and valuable industry expertise with key
international stakeholders and the world’s press. “As the voice of the
robotics industry, Junji Tsuda did an exemplary job in setting forth our
members’ viewpoint on the key topics impacting our industry. As its new
President, it is my pleasure to carry on his successful work. Together
with the new Vice President, Milton Guerry, I will continue Junji
Tsuda´s mission to deliver improved awareness and a better understanding
of the rapidly changing world of flexible automation.

The new IFR Vice President Milton Guerry began his career in the
automotive industry in various engineering and technical functions.
Today, he heads the SCHUNK USA team as its President. Guerry is a member
of the Robotic Industries Association’s (RIA) Board of Directors. He
joined SCHUNK in 2000 and has held various leadership roles assuming his
current role as President in 2007.

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