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KUKA Robotics Announces Appointment of New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

KUKA Robotics Corporation

KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced effective February 1, 2009 the appointment of James Cooper to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
 
In his new roll Mr. Cooper will lead the U.S. sales team and direct the company’s strategic marketing initatives in addition to driving the day to day sales and sales administrative activities. Driving Mr. Cooper’s success is the strong relationship with KUKA Robotics‘ extensive group of System Partners.
 
As the previous Director of Strategic Alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation and a 29 year veteran of the robotics and automation industries, Mr. Cooper has held a variety of management and technical positions. His experience involves a wide array of applications in robotic technology ranging from automotive, food, medical, aerospace and defense supplying custom innovative robotic automation solutions. Mr. Cooper will report directly to Stuart Shepherd President of KUKA Robotics Corporation U.S.
 
"We are excited about the appointment of Mr. Cooper to our senior management team,“ said Mr. Shepherd.  "Mr. Cooper‘s broad industry experience and successful track record are a complment to our sales and marketing team providing invaluable knowledge and leadership as we continue to grow our business in the U.S.“  
 
KUKA robots are utilized in many different facets of the robotics industry from automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, packaging, palletizing, welding and surface finishing.

About the KUKA Robot Group
 
KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, is a member of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft and ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots. Core competencies are the development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software and linear units. The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and the number three in the world. The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2,200 people worldwide. Of these, 1,200 are employed in Germany, either at the KUKA Robot Group headquarters in Augsburg, or at various subsidiaries. In 2008, sales totaled 474 million euro. Twenty-six subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.
 
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