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Shape Process Automation has been providing robotic solutions since the mid 1980’s and is a globally recognized integrator of robotic systems. We design & build flexible solutions from material handling and assembly applications to advanced materials cutting with robotic laser, router, knife and waterjet processes. We proudly serve leading industrial manufacturers within the automotive, food & beverage, marine, appliance & consumer goods, aerospace, and other general industries around the globe. We are committed to improving their quality, productivity and competitiveness. With over 6,000 installations, in more than 70 countries, we use our expertise to help you choose the right process for your application. Whether your needs are met with one of our standard solutions or one that is custom-engineered to order, our dedicated team of industry experts bring innovation and state-of-the-art technology to every challenge.

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Bruce Potts Joins KMT Robotic Solutions as Chief Financial Officer

POSTED 06/28/2010

Bruce Potts, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)KMT Robotic Solutions President and CEO Kevin McManus announced today the appointment of Bruce Potts to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Potts will oversee KMT Robotic Solutions’ global financial and accounting activities.

Potts, who’s been involved in industrial automation marketing since 1982, has held various positions including being one of the original employees of GMF Robotics (now FANUC Robotics), and served as their CFO. While at FANUC Bruce also interfaced with Robotic Production Technology, Inc. (now KMT Robotic Solutions) in his role as General Manager of FANUC’s Industrial Division, and was the President of FANUC Robotics’ European operations for 4 years.  Bruce worked since then as CFO for an international paint finishing robotics firm and helped found another start-up in the residential composite building materials market as CFO and VP of Operations.

 “We are extremely fortunate to have Bruce as part of our global team”, said McManus. “His broad financial and operational experience makes our team stronger and will allow me to focus additional time on ensuring that our global Sales, Operations and Aftermarket teams are meeting and exceeding our customer needs.”

“Having been involved at the start of the Robotics industry, it is exciting to come back to those roots, especially at a time when the industry is emerging from the downturn and poised for another wave of growth”, said Potts.

KMT Robotic Solutions was formed in December of 2006 with the union of KMT Cutting Systems in Ronneby, Sweden and Robotic Production Technology in Auburn Hills, MI, USA. KMT Robotic Solutions has more than 3500 robots installed around the world and more than 25 years experience developing, designing, building, servicing and supporting robotic cutting, trimming and cleaning solutions for manufacturing customers. With direct and relationship partner locations in Europe, the Americas, China, and Japan, KMT is strategically positioned to serve the global market. KMT Robotic Solutions. Creating value through automation.

For additional information, please contact:      
Roberta Zald
Director, Business Development                        
KMT Robotic Solutions, Inc.
Telephone: (248)829-2814