Liverpool-based CNC Robotics (www.cncrobotics.co.uk
), a supplier of robot systems for the manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Simpson, the former Delcam and Autodesk director, as the company’s non-executive chairman.
In this role, Mr Simpson will support and advise the existing management team as they continue to drive the strong growth that has made CNC Robotics a leading robot integrator specialising in machining applications.
Mr Simpson joined Delcam in 1993 as a support engineer after gaining a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering at Salford University.
He transferred to the company’s marketing department in 1997 and was appointed marketing director in 2000.
He then joined the Delcam Group main board in 2008 as as commercial director.
Following the acquisition of Delcam by Autodesk, Mr Simpson was appointed senior director, operations, within Autodesk’s Advanced Manufacturing Group.
He played a key role in the integration of Delcam into Autodesk and in the transition of the new Group’s sales channel to an SaaS model.
Announcing the appointment, Jason Barker, CNC Robotics founder and chief technical officer, said, “I am delighted to welcome Bart to our company.
“I have known him since I began using PowerMill Robot machining software to program my earliest robot-machining projects.
“He brings with him a wealth of commercial and marketing experience, as well as an extensive range of contacts in the manufacturing business.”
“With the current drive to increase automation, including the use of robots, across many areas of UK manufacturing, CNC Robotics has a great future,” added Mr. Simpson. “I look forward to helping the company continue its success in providing robots for many kinds of machining applications.”