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Both Garvey and Leslie had been at Prodomax for over a decade, and had served as co-CEOs for over five years. At Prodomax, the two led the management team to more than sixfold the company’s valuation in three years. In 2018, Prodomax became Gold Standard winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
“I’m thrilled to be able to bring my expertise to bear in helping OTTO continue its successful trajectory. All of the proper ingredients are in place: amazing technology, strong leadership from the executive team and investors, a top-notch company culture, and a philosophy that puts the customer first,” said Carolyn Garvey, co-president, OTTO Motors.
“If the past few years has taught us nothing else, it’s the need to strategically apply automation in order to keep the economy functional. Autonomous material handling is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing markets in the world so I’m very excited to join the OTTO Motors team to play a key role in helping the company to succeed,” said Donald Leslie, co-president, OTTO Motors.
OTTO Motors is a provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. 70% of OTTO’s customers are Fortune 500 companies, including GE and Toyota.
“Carolyn and Don collectively bring almost forty years of automation and SI experience to OTTO Motors,” said Matthew Rendall, CEO of OTTO Motors. “In particular, their expertise in the automotive industry will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our install base and lead the AMR industry in the automotive sector.”
OTTO’s line of robots include the OTTO 100, OTTO’s smallest robot that can carry up to 330 lbs, the OTTO 750, which can hold up to 1,600 lbs, and the OTTO 1500, which can hold up to 4,200 lbs. OTTO’s fleet manager allows customers to connect up to 100 OTTO AMRs in an autonomous delivery network.