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FANUC America is the global leader in robotics, CNCs, and ROBOMACHINEs with over 25 million products installed worldwide. FANUC is renowned for innovative, reliable products that come with a Service First commitment that provides lifetime product support. We offer an extensive range of robot models with payload capabilities from 0.5 - 2,300 kg. FANUC’s R-30iB Plus robot controller features an intuitive user interface providing easy setup, programming and operation for both novice and advanced users. Intelligent features such as Force Sensing and integrated iRVision® machine vision provide additional programming flexibility. Other noteworthy products are the ROBOGUIDE offline simulation suite and Industrial IoT solutions like Zero Down Time (ZDT), which help customers develop, monitor, and manage their automation. From small shops to large production operations, manufacturers rely on FANUC automation to improve productivity, increase quality, maximize profits and maintain a competitive edge.

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FANUC America Appoints Mike Cicco President and CEO

POSTED 07/08/2016

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – FANUC America Corporation, the leading supplier of CNC, robotic and factory automation technologies, today announced Mike Cicco has been named the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As President and CEO, Cicco will have responsibility for all of the company’s operations in North and South America. In addition, Rick Schneider has been named Chairman of FANUC America and will continue in his role as a board member of parent company, FANUC Corporation.

“I am excited and honored to take on this role, and I look forward to working with Rick and our talented senior leadership team to achieve our future growth objectives,” said Cicco.

Cicco joined FANUC in 1999 and has held a variety of management positions over the years including software/controls manager and district sales manager at the company’s Southern California facility. In 2005, Cicco transferred to FANUC’s headquarters in Rochester Hills, MI to take on the role of national account manager of the company’s Authorized System Integrator sales group. As his career progressed, he was named general manager of several robot division groups including Material Handling Engineering, Authorized System Integrator sales and Domestic Automotive/Michigan Regional sales. In 2015, Cicco was promoted to vice president of FANUC’s North and South American sales and execution. In April 2016, Cicco was named president and COO.

Before joining FANUC, Cicco served as lead automation engineer in Northrop Grumman’s Automation and Information Systems group. Cicco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability.

FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in: Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Mexico City, and Monterrey, Mexico.

Company Contacts
Cathy Powell, Industry Marketing Manager – Robotics and ROBODRILLs
Tel: 248-377-7570

Derek Sheedy, Marketing Communications Specialist - CNC
Tel: 847-898-5679