Chinese robotics firm Geek+, a provider of robotics technologies for logistics, announces it has launched its Americas operations and opened a new office in San Diego, California. Geek+ Americas will manage robotic warehouse and smart factory projects, delivering the company’s award winning solutions to customers across the continent.
As Chief Operating Officer for the Americas, Mark Messina will drive operations in the US and business expansion across the continent.
An early logistics robotic advocate, Mark brings over two decades of experience in operations and engineering, including leadership roles in robotics automation with Mattel, as Director of Robotics and Automation, and Amazon where he was Director of Mechanical Engineering for the Kiva/Amazon Robotics AGV platform.
As Business Development and Partnership Director for the Americas, Rick DeFiesta will drive sales and customer relations. Rick has worked for some of the largest material handling companies in North America such as Honeywell, Daifuku Wynright and Siemens Dematic, managing sales as well as implementing large automated systems on the customer side.
Kevin Guo, formerly Head of Service at Geek+, leads the Americas team as General Manager. Kevin joined Geek+ after over a decade with ABB in various senior service, project and sales roles across China and Europe. At Geek+, Kevin has led the growing service team and been incremental in the success of complex logistics automation projects across the globe.
In five years, Geek+ has worked on over 200 logistics robotics solutions projects, delivering 10,000 robots worldwide. More than 800 employees including 400 R&D engineers work in Geek+ offices across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Germany and the UK.
With its new US office, Geek+ aims to serve customers facing complex supply chain challenges across the globe.
Its warehouse and smart factory solutions have served companies in ecommerce, apparel, retail, logistics, 3PL, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors.