Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for North America
KUKA Robotics Corp.
Simon Whitton is Senior VP Sales & Marketing for KUKA Robotics, where he is responsible for working with the regional team and local sales and marketing managers from each country in North America to coordinate efforts and ensure alignment. Prior to KUKA, Mr. Whitton held several positions at Staübli over 31 years, including robot manager of the Asia Pacific Region where he was tasked with setting up robot activities in key markets that included: China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and Australia. Mr. Whitton studied mechanical engineering for 4 years and holds a Diplome Marketing (DipM) from the CIM Business School.
A fully integrated automated assembly line is a wonder to behold, but it’s not for everyone. Full automation is expensive and can be limiting in terms of the variety of products it can handle. Below a certain production threshold, full automation simply doesn’t make sense economically. Fortunately, a variety of affordable, easy-to-use robots are available to help automate individual processes, such as machine tending, dispensing, welding and assembly. In this session, you’ll learn what processes to target with a robot, how to match a robot to the task, and how to integrate a robot into your line.