GAITHERSBURG, Md.--Roboteam, Inc., the leading global provider of tactical ground robotic systems and controllers for Defense, Law Enforcement and Public Safety missions, today announced the appointment of The Honorable Heidi Shyu as the new Chairman of the Board. In her new position, Ms. Shyu will lead the strategic operations for growing Roboteam’s unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) business and continue to build upon their outstanding global reputation.
“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of Roboteam and to be involved with such a pioneering and fast-growing company,” said Heidi Shyu, Chairman of the Board, Roboteam, Inc. “I look forward to working with the Board and our talented team to build upon the success we have achieved so far and to embrace the challenges and the many exciting opportunities we have in front of us.”
Having most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, as well as an advisory board member at Roboteam – Ms. Shyu will use her new position to maintain Roboteam’s agility and customer centric focus while mentoring the management team and nurturing the company’s reputation for innovation and dependability.
“Heidi’s intimate knowledge and deep understanding of our business and unique needs of our military and law enforcement customers, will help drive our dedicated and talented team of engineers to develop the most relevant technology for life-saving missions,” said Shahar Abuhazira, Roboteam CEO. “The expertise of our Veteran staff combined with Ms. Shyu’s business acumen will further propel Roboteam as a global leader in UGV technology designed to support our Warfighters.”
In her public career, Ms. Shyu served for four years as a Presidential-nominated and Senate-confirmed senior DoD executive, overseeing over 42,000 Army acquisition professionals, and managed twelve Program Executive Offices. In addition, Ms. Shyu held leadership positions within Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems business unit. Previously she worked in management roles at Litton Industries, Grumman Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Company. She is also currently a board member of the Carnegie Mellon University, Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute.
Roboteam designs, develops and manufactures cutting edge, user-oriented, multi-purpose, unmanned platforms and controllers for Defense, Law Enforcement and Public Safety missions. Today, Roboteam is a global operation with offices in the US and Israel serving a wide spectrum of customers with several lines of products. We created a line of lightweight, fast deployable unmanned ground systems that deliver technological and functional breakthroughs for tactical purposes with unmatched reliability. Among our customers, one can find top units within the US Military, Special Forces, EOD units and SWAT teams as well as other elite units around the globe. Roboteam’s flexible architecture permits a fast development of products, supported applications and core technologies. We pride ourselves on being engineers, inventors, and close to our customers and end-users.