Berkshire Grey Inc. today announced Jessica Pincomb Moran as senior vice president and general manager of third-party logistics. The Lexington, Mass.-based company develops and supplies robotics and artificial intelligence for retail, e-commerce, and logistics.
Berkshire Grey said its automation offerings can help customers with picking, packing, and sorting of a wide range of individual items, inner packs, cases, and parcels. The company added that its systems, which integrate AI, computer vision, machine learning, sensing, and robotic gripping, can improve quality, mitigate worker shortages, and continuously improve through autonomous learning. Berkshire Grey released the second generation of its Robotic Store Replenishment system in March.
Berkshire Grey said its customers, which include Global 100 retailers and logistics service providers, have seen improvements in throughput ranging from 25% to 50%. The company raised $263 million in Series B funding in January 2020.
Moran brings management experience
“Moran is a transformational general manager with more than 20 years of technology industry experience in sales, product management, and operations,” said Berkshire Grey. Moran is a graduate of the University of Maine, and she has held leadership positions for global organizations including Microsoft, Computer Associates, and Enterasys Networks.
Most recently, at Bottomline Technologies, Moran managed a software-as-a-service-based payment network serving over 420,000 businesses and handling over $200 billion in annual transaction volume. As general manager, she engineered programs to drive revenue growth and customer value, successfully extended Bottomline’s reach into new markets, and broadened partnership ventures.
Moran will manage Berkshire Grey’s global third-party logistics (3PL) business unit and report to Steve Johnson, the company’s president and chief operating officer.
“Given the surge of rapid growth in this sector over the last few years, 3PLs who want to remain competitive need to operate at higher levels, with less cost and better quality,” stated Moran. “Berkshire Grey is uniquely positioned to enable 3PLs to achieve these goals, with AI and robotics capabilities that drive automation and a customer-centric approach to fulfillment. I’m thrilled to join the incredibly talented team at BG and to work with BG’s leading-edge solutions.”
“Jessica’s unique combination of strategy, technology, and business experience will be an invaluable asset in growing a global, technology-enabled business like ours,” Johnson sad. “She has a track record of aligning best-of-breed technologies and building world-class sales and service organizations to create value for clients in competitive business-to-business industries.”