IFR appoints new President and Vice President

By Jonathan Dyble
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has announced the appointment of Junji Tsuda of Japan as its new President, and Steven Wyatt of Switzerla...

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has announced the appointment of Junji Tsuda of Japan as its new President, and Steven Wyatt of Switzerland as its new Vice President.

Both were elected by the Executive Board of the IFR due to their widely proclaimed industry expertise.

See also:

Tsuda currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a leading Japanese robot manufacturing company. Tsuda has worked for the company since 1976, quickly joining after he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

The 66 year-old will replace the previous President Joe Gemma who served in role since 2015.

“The presidency of Joe Gemma followed the mission, to deliver a better understanding about what drives the rapidly changing world of robotics,” said Tsuda. “He did a great job by communicating with our many stakeholders around the Globe.”

Wyatt is also a leading name, currently acting as the Global Head of Marketing & Sales for ABB’s robotics unit.

“As its new President it is my pleasure to proceed with his work,” Tsuda continued. “Together with the new Vice President, Steven Wyatt, I will carry his mission forward - for the International Federation of Robotics.”

Share

Featured Articles

Europe ‘missed the technology revolution boat’ report says

Unless tackled urgently, a technology skills crisis threatens to handicap Europe on many dimensions, including growth, inclusion, and sustainability

Technology industry on a mission to make apps less “creepy”

Intrusive apps are causing users to feel a sense of “creepiness” when sharing personal data. Industry leaders have been urged to deal with growing unease

Banking-as-a-service set for 240% growth in next five years

Fintech pathfinders are building global brands and partnerships to cash in on banking-as-a-service opportunities which may be worth US$38 billion by 2027

IBM moves into digital product engineering with Dialexa deal

IT Procurement

Lack of digital skills jeopardising digital transformations

Digital Transformation

Martech moves into a new era of data and analytics

Data & Data Analytics