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Locus Robotics Executives Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Prestigious "Pros to Know" List 

March 11, 2024

Kait Peterson and Fouad Khalil Recognized for Innovation and Leadership in Supply Chain and Warehouse Automation 

WILMINGTON, Mass. March 11, 2024 – Locus Robotics, the leader in autonomous mobile robots for fulfillment and distribution warehouses, announced that two of its senior executives have been selected as Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" for 2024. Kait Peterson, Senior Director of Product Marketing, was recognized as a "Rising Star," while Fouad Khalil, Senior Director of Enterprise Security, Risk & Compliance, was honored in the “Lifetime Achievement” category. 

Supply & Demand Chain Executive's annual "Pros to Know" award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments demonstrate leadership and drive improvements and innovation throughout supply chain organizations. Peterson and Khalil were selected from hundreds of nominees across a wide range of sectors. 

"Kait and Fouad both play instrumental roles in driving Locus' success as we revolutionize warehouse productivity and innovation, so it's tremendously gratifying to see their contributions recognized by the industry," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "This prestigious honor underscores their passion, leadership, and vision for transforming supply chains and warehousing through intelligent robotics and autonomous solutions." 

As a key product and go-to-market leader at Locus, Kait Peterson has spearheaded strategies for the company's proven autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions for warehouse material movement and order fulfillment. The company’s AMRs have now handled over 3 billion units worldwide, improved productivity by 2x-3x, lowered costs and improved ergonomics and overall workplace safety. Her strategic expertise accelerating adoption of Locus' transformative technologies was instrumental to her "Rising Star" recognition. 

On the security, compliance, and risk management front, Fouad Khalil's visionary guidance has been critical for ensuring Locus' AI-enabled robotics solutions adhere to the highest standards around data privacy, cybersecurity, and AI ethics. His thought leadership has Locus being recognized for its industry-leading cybersecurity for implementing comprehensive security controls, continuous monitoring, vulnerability management, and fostering a culture of security awareness across our workforce and building trust with our customers and partners. 

“This year’s list is filled with supply chain professionals whose achievements and success stories have helped move the needle in the supply chain. They promote safety, sustainability and workforce development. They work toward helping heal the supply chain. They’re actually in the supply chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “We received close to 400 nominations this year, the highest number of nominations ever for this award. It’s proof that today’s supply chain professionals are doing great things for the supply chain. They embody what a true leader should be. And, without their initiatives, programs and collaborative efforts, today’s supply chains would be in worse shape.” 

"We're thrilled to see Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognize these exemplary leaders at the forefront of AI and robotics innovation for the supply chain sector," added Faulk. "They truly embody the relentless innovation and customer-centric principles that have propelled Locus' success in transforming warehouse productivity and intelligence worldwide." 

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