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AGILOX has named Helmut Schmid its new CEO. He replaces Franz Humer. Schmid will continue the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer’s ongoing strategy to expand its global market share. As the sole managing director of AGILOX, he also added three authorized signatories to the management team: Josef Baumann-Rott, Klaus Pucher and Robert Mayer.
Schmid was the head of Germany and Western Europe at cobot market leader Universal Robots for many years. With Schmid, an internationally experienced managing director and robotics enthusiast, AGILOX is continuing on its path of further expansion. Schmid was also formerly managing director of the German cobot pioneer Franka Emika GmbH in Munich.
New leadership for AGILOX
Schmid has founded several companies throughout his career, managed them profitably and, in particular, implemented scalable business models, often developing new sales processes and structures and implementing new go-to-market strategies in a targeted manner. The graduate aircraft engineer has also made a name for himself as co-founder of the German Robotics Association and Robotics Ventures GmbH.
“AGILOX is a brand with a strong base and an equally high market potential. I look forward to contributing my experience to the company in order to continue to develop it profitably and position it durably on the market,” said Schmid.
“With his years of experience in the robotics environment, Helmut Schmid brings in-depth technical as well as management expertise, and now as CEO of AGILOX, can further develop the company from its excellent starting position and support our planned growth with the goal of becoming the world’s leading AMR provider,” said Dr. Thorsten Dippel, Managing Director of the Carlyle Group, which has been involved as key partner of AGILOX since June 2021.
“It was particularly important to us as founders that the new CEO continues AGILOX’s successfully established strategy for the future, while furthering our brand DNA,” said Humer. “In Helmut Schmid, AGILOX is getting a CEO who will develop the company progressively and keep us on the right track for the future.”
“I am looking forward to continuing the good preparation work with the entire team and from now on, become a contributor to the AGILOX success story,” said Schmid. “Internationalization and the further expansion of the headquarters in Neukirchen near Lambach are just a few of the major topics I am looking forward to addressing.”
Humer is joining the board of AGILOX as executive chairman and will prepare the company’s next strategic steps, notably in the area of product development and organisation in the U.S.