Ian Pratt Appointed Connectors Division Manager for Stäubli North America and Multi-Contact USA
Stäubli Robotics Posted 05/13/2011Ian Pratt was recently selected to head Stäubli’s Connectors Division as Division Manager for Stäubli North America and Multi-Contact USA. Mr. Pratt brings substantial experience to the position, having served previously as North American Sales and Marketing Manager for Multi-Contact.
Part of the Stäubli Group of companies, Multi-Contact is a leading manufacturer of electrical connectors and contacts. The firm has made its mark with advanced contact technologies such as its pioneering MC-Multilam® component for contact elements. Multi-Contact is heavily focused on the production of electromechanical components, primarily for plug connectors, but also for pressure, sliding and special contacts. Its connectors are used for industrial, medical, automatic systems and renewable energy applications. The global company is also credited with innovations in the area of test and measurement.
“I am very excited in taking on this new role with in both Multi-Contact and Staubli. The role will allow me to help bring the two groups even closer together and enable us to work as a cohesive group within North America. Enhancing teamwork, communication, and coordination between the groups will be instrumental in building the North American market. I continue to be happily challenged with the position, and enthusiastic on the growth plan we have in place,” commented Ian Pratt.
Prior to joining Multi-Contact, Mr. Pratt worked with Retech Systems LLC. Joining Retech as a Sales Manager, Mr. Pratt was promoted to New Product Development, followed by Engineering Manager for both mechanical and electrical engineering, and ultimately to Program Manager. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University.
About Stäubli and Multi-Contact
Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with four dedicated divisions: Textile Machinery, Connectors, Robotics and Multi-Contact. With a workforce of 3,700, Stäubli has a presence in 25 countries and agents in 50 countries around the world. Multi-Contact, founded in 1962, joined the Stäubli Group in 2002 and serves a broad range of industries including automation and robotics, transportation, automotive, power and R&D.