BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 26, 2010 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, announced today that Russell J. Campanello will join the company as senior vice president of human resources. In this role, Campanello will be responsible for developing the company’s human resources strategy and implementing practices that maintain and enhance the company’s ability to attract and develop the talent necessary to support future growth.
“We are extremely excited that Russ is joining iRobot,” said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot. “His many years of leadership in high-technology organizations and international experience make him a great fit as iRobot continues to expand its worldwide operations. Russ is highly regarded in his profession, and we are looking forward to his contributions in the coming weeks, months and years.”
Campanello brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership in the high-technology sector to iRobot. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of human resources and administration at Phase Forward, Inc., a leading provider of integrated data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety. Previously, Campanello held senior management positions at Keane, Inc. and NerveWire, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts. Campanello has been honored with a Stevie Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year and has been named to HR Magazine’s prestigious “50 for History” list, which recognizes outstanding individuals for their significant and lasting impact on human resource management.
“iRobot has seen substantial growth over the past 20 years and has never lost sight of the importance of creating a great place to work,” said Campanello. “I am looking forward to working with this innovative, talented and dedicated workforce that is shaping the future by bringing robotics into the mainstream.”
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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