President and General Manager
ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC
Robert Little started at ATI as a senior engineer in 1989. Twenty-three years later, in 2012, he became the ATI’s CEO and has led the company ever since. An Army veteran, Bob has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
ATI Industrial Automation manufactures robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, including automatic tool changers, multiaxis force and torque sensing systems, utility couplers, material removal tools, robotic collision sensors, manual tool changers, and compliance devices. The company’s end-effectors are found in thousands of applications around the world.