Gerd Walter has worked in various capacities for Creative Automation over the last 23 years and was recently promoted to President & COO. He has directed the corporate initiatives to achieve RIA Certified Robotic Integrator Status and ISO 9001 certification as well as managing operations, purchasing and finance. More recently he has focused on developing several new customer segments for Creative. Gerd holds an MBA from Michigan State University as well several industry certifications including Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) and Certified Vision Professional – Basic (CVP-Basic). He also is actively involved in the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) and is Co-Chair of the Certified Integrator Committee and program.