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RIOS
A World-changing company

We’ve built our company around
mission-driven engineering

Former Xerox PARC engineers saw a massive failure of modern robots and predicted that factories over reliance on labor would soon reach a breaking point. They knew it would take a world-changing company and extraordinary people to build the intelligent machines of the future. So, they founded RIOS.

We transform entire value chains and build differentiated offerings

Our supply chain is broken. As Covid turned labor shortage into a full-blown crisis, we’re now at an inflection point in which the dire need to transform legacy industries is the biggest opportunity in modern
history.

We build technology to help enterprises automate their entire factories

RIOS is the leader of fullstack AI-powered robotic workcells for factory automation. We deploy our robotic fleet at scale to transform labor-intensive factories into smart factories of the future powered by robotics and AI.

Investors

RIOS is a VC-backed company that develops bleeding-edge robotics hardware and software. Like all world-changing companies, especially hardware companies, funding such an ambitious deeptech enterprise is not for the faint of heart. It takes real foresight and grit to make a bet when it is not obvious to most people on the planet.

We are truly fortunate and honored to have partnered with the following visionary investors who made this endeavor possible, and who relentlessly continue to support us:

FUJI

FUJI

GRIT

GRIT

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NGK_NTK_Official_Logo

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Morpheus-inverted

Valley Capital Partners

Valley Capital Partners

Alumni Ventures

Alumni Ventures

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Main Sequence

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Hyperherm-ventures

Orbit

Orbit

Yamaha

Yamaha

microventures

microventures

motus

motus

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World-Class Team

We're an eclectic team with unconventional backgrounds focused on providing winning solutions for our customers. Our team includes industry veterans who have firsthand knowledge and understand the challenges within operations. At our core, we have product-oriented engineers, not academics. This winning combination of talent is execution-focused and obsessed with building products that work out of the box and solve the very real challenges customers face.

CEO
Office

Sales & Marketing

Engineering (core)

Business
Operations

Field Support

Board Members

CEO Office

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DR. BERNARD CASSE
CEO & Founder
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DR. CLINTON SMITH
CTO & Co-Founder
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Sales & Marketing

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MANDY DWIGHT
VP of Business Development
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KELLY KAMLAGER
Sr. Director of Marketing
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JAMES JOHNSON
Sr. Sales Application Engineer
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TODD CURLEY
Senior Sales Executive
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GAELEN HARSCH
Sales Executive
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SUSAN TORRES
Customer Success Manager
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ALEXANDER GARAN
Principal Marketing Digital Specialist
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DANNY HAMPTON
Sales Executive
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SCOTT HAMRIC
Sr. Sales Executive
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STEVE HENNESSEY
Sr. Sales Executive
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TESS DANIELSON
Content Writer
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Product

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DR. MICHAEL BENEDICT
Head of Product
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VINEETH VELMURUGAN
Sr. Technical Product Manager
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Engineering (Core)

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DR. CHRISTOPHER
LALAU-KERALY

Director of Intelligent Systems
& Co-Founder
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DR. CHRIS PAULSON
VP of Engineering
& Co-Founder
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MATT SHAFFER
Director of Artificial Intelligence
& Co-Founder
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LEO KESELMAN
Director of Robotics & Controls
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BRIAN KENDZIOR
Principal DevSecOps Engineer
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NICHOLAS CHOI
Hardware Engineering Manager
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KENT EVANS
Senior Staff Robotics Engineer
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LAURA SULLIVAN
Senior Hardware Engineer
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SHUBHAM KANITKAR
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
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DR. ONUR BINGOL
Sr. Simulation Systems Engineer
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JOURDAN CARRIDO
Sr. Robotics Application Engineer
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ERIC LIU
Robotics AI Engineer
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LEO LIU
Hardware Engineer
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JAKE PARK
Sr. Vision Systems Engineer
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FRANCESCO IACOBELLI
Sr. Robotics Control Engineer
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JOSHUA ZORN
Sr. Synthetic Data Developer
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CARLOS A. FERNANDEZ-MARTINEZ
Sr. DevSecOps Engineer
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NEAL KURANDE
Robotics Control Engineer
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NICHOLAS LABOUNTY
Sr. Hardware Engineer
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BLAKE READER
Hardware Engineer
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SUJATA DAHIYA
Sr. Staff Hardware Engineer
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SUSANNAH JOSSY
Data Capture & Annotation Technician
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JOHN SHREFLER
DevOps Engineer
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Operations

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MIKE PARK
VP of Operations
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MICHAEL BATTY
Head of Finance
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JUDIE KEMP
Head of HR & Employee Engagement
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LYN BROWNLEE
Associate Director of Sourcing
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LAURA ALVARADO
Administrative Manager
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JOHN HARE
Sr. Supply Chain Program Manager
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MELISSA WONG
Operations Analyst
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Field Support

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SCOTT DELLENBAUGH
Field Service Supervisor
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JIM BECK
Senior Field Support Technician
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ANDRE CALHOUN
Robotics Field Service Specialist
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OMID NAEENI
Sr. Robotics Field Support Specialist
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Board Members

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STEVE O'HARA
Managing Partner
Valley Capital Partners
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JENNIFER GILL ROBERTS
Managing Partner
Grit Ventures
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HOWARD KO
Partner
Morpheus Ventures
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Advisors

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Jay Parikh
Co-CEO of Laceworks
Former VP of Engineering
at Meta (Facebook)
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