Jon Parker, CEO and co-founder of RōBEX LLC has announced that Craig Francisco, formerly Vice President – Automation, will become President of RōBEX effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Francisco will be responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day operations of the entire company and its three business units: Automation & Robotics, Industrial Services and Annealing Lehr installation & maintenance for glassmakers.
“We are very pleased to have Craig lead us through the next phase of our evolution and growth. As the RōBEX organization changes in response to accelerating industry needs for automation and production optimization, his 20-year track record of management, sales innovation and revenue enhancement makes him the ideal person to guide our continued success. Since joining us only 12 months ago, his talent, understanding and experience have helped us create strong, sustainable relationships with customers, prospects and team members.” said Mr. Parker.
Mr. Francisco was equally pleased. “I’ve known and admired the RōBEX management team for years, even though the company is only six years old. They’ve assembled an incredible team of smart, problem-solving individuals who truly excel in executing innovative solutions. The RōBEX mission, vision and values are a great reflection of what makes us unique in the industry. I see this step as an enormous opportunity and look forward to helping lead the company to even greater success.”
Jon Parker, an automation industry veteran, will continue in his role as CEO and will focus on maintaining the corporate culture, new product development and longer-term growth initiatives. Kevin Conti, COO, will continue to directly oversee operations and management of the Industrial Services group. Brian Burns, CFO and General Counsel, manages human resources, risk and compliance issues from a legal perspective. Together, this experienced team is poised to achieve significant growth and success in the next decade and beyond.
RōBEX is a dynamic organization that provides innovative, value-added, smart technology solutions that automate and optimize manufacturing processes for customers in the Beverage, Food, Plastic, Building Products and Tissue industries. It’s been recognized as a Top Workplace and RōBEX people are automation industry leaders, robotic integration specialists, experienced technicians and engineering professionals with outstanding mechanical, electrical and civil/structural skills.
In addition to its comprehensive automation solutions, RōBEX has an experienced Industrial Service group that provides turnkey machine installation, maintenance, control upgrades and solutions to mechanical, electrical and structural problems. RōBEX also has extensive experience in the glass industry and special expertise in installation, rebuilds, maintenance, repairs and control upgrades for annealing lehrs.