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Locus Robotics Appoints New Executives to Support Global Growth, Expanding Global Warehouse Automation Leadership

October 10, 2023

Kian Sin Ng added as General Manager for APAC Region; Joel Collins joins as Chief Legal Counsel

Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment warehouses, today announced the appointments of Kian Sin Ng as General Manager, APAC, and Joel Collins as Chief Legal Officer. These executives join Locus Robotics’ leadership team as the company continues expanding globally to serve growing customer demand.

Kian Sin Ng brings over two decades of experience leading teams and optimizing supply chain operations across Asia Pacific. As GM of APAC, he will oversee Locus’s strategic growth and customer success in the region. Previously, Kian Sin held senior positions with DHL Supply Chain and Singapore Post, driving innovation in warehouse automation and logistics.

As Chief Legal Officer, Joel Collins will lead Locus’s global legal operations. Collins has served as the Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel of both private and public companies. Previously, he was Chief Legal Officer at Benefitfocus, and Chief Legal Officer & SVP of Business Development at Quick Base.

“Kian and Joel both have outstanding track records leading high-performing teams and advising companies during growth phases,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “Their expertise will be invaluable as we continue expanding our market-leading robotics solutions to help customers across the globe transform their warehouse and fulfillment operations.”

The appointments follow a year of record growth for Locus Robotics, including Locus reaching an industry-first 2 billion pick milestone and the expansion to over 230 sites worldwide. Locus solutions drives massive productivity gains, labor reductions, and cost savings at leading brands across retail, ecommerce, logistics, healthcare, and industrial channels.

“We are delighted to welcome Kian Sin and Joel to the Locus team,” said Denis Niezgoda, vice president, EMEA & APAC of Locus Robotics. “Their extensive experience and proven leadership capabilities will help us to continue to drive our company’s growth and success around the world as a global leader in supply chain solutions.”

About Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics’ revolutionary, multi-bot solution incorporates powerful and intelligent autonomous mobile robots that operate collaboratively with human workers to dramatically improve piece‐handling, case-handling, and pallet-moving productivity 2X–3X, while optimizing labor and making efficient use of warehouse space. Locus helps retailers, 3PLs, and specialty warehouses efficiently meet and exceed the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of fulfillment environments. Easily integrating into large-scale new and existing warehouse infrastructures without disrupting workflows, Locus transforms productivity without transforming the warehouse.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Locus’s EMEA presence is centrally located in Amsterdam, with APAC presence located in Singapore.

In 2022 alone, Locus Robotics has won more than 17 industry awards, including being named to the Inc. 500 for the second year in a row and a 2022 IFOY Award for its Autonomous Mobile Robot Solution in the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV/AMR) category.

Headquarters Location: U.S.A.