Akamai's CEO Brings Wealth of Technology and Business Experience
BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 3, 2010 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced the addition of Paul Sagan, chief executive officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc., to its board of directors.
Sagan, age 50, became Akamai’s chief executive officer in April 2005 and has served as its president since May 1999. Mr. Sagan became a member of Akamai’s board of directors in January 2005. Cambridge-based Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) is the leader in providing managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online.
From July 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Sagan was senior advisor to the World Economic Forum, a Geneva, Switzerland-based organization that provides a collaborative framework for leaders to address global issues. Previously, Mr. Sagan held senior executive positions at Time Warner Cable and Time Inc., affiliates of Time Warner Inc., and at CBS, Inc. Mr. Sagan also serves on the board of directors of EMC Corporation.
“Paul's success as CEO of a fast-growing, industry-leading company, coupled with his extensive technology, consumer and global business expertise, make him an excellent addition to our board,” said Colin Angle, iRobot chairman and chief executive officer. “Given iRobot’s current market position and projected global growth, the time was right to enhance our board with additional technology industry talent and business leadership. We are fortunate to have him on our team and look forward to Paul’s contribution in the years ahead.”
“iRobot is the leader in practical robotic technology-based solutions and a pioneer in developing robots that enhance the lives of both consumers and soldiers,” said Sagan. “I feel privileged to join this exciting and dynamic team and look forward to working closely with Colin and the board during the next phase of iRobot’s growth.”
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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