April 12, 2021
Industry leading publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, has announced the winners of the 2021 Pros to Know award. The award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. Two members of the Vecna Robotics leadership team, Daniel Theobald and Zachary Dydek were named to the aspirational list. For the last 21 years, SDCE’s editorial has vetted hundreds of nominations for the annual award, finding the best leaders in the supply chain industry.
The COVID-19 global pandemic sent the world into chaos. As a result of the crisis, stock outs were normalized and every industry made efforts to adjust accordingly. Professionals in the supply chain were unsung heroes of the crisis. These leaders played key roles in restocking essentials items and supporting supply chain efficiency. These efforts required extreme resiliency, fast action, and the adaptation of strategies, investment and leadership. According to a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence, 80% of enterprises agree the demands of dealing with COVID-19 have provided an opportunity for companies to make procedural or operational changes that will better benefit the business in the long run.
Daniel Theobald, Founder and CEO, and Zachary Dydek, CTO, led Vecna Robotics through the pandemic. Their efforts allowed the company – and their customers – to remain successful, and continue delivering goods nationwide. Despite the challenges, Vecna Robotics found innovative ways to deliver autonomous solutions to customers. Autonomous mobile robots are a tool for warehouses to increase throughput and stay ahead of surging demand.
As Chief Technology Officer for Vecna Robotics, Zachary Dydek is responsible for setting the long-term product vision and ensuring the company remains the technology leader in autonomous material handling. He is also one of the key architects to Vena Robotics’ world-class proprietary autonomy stack, and under his leadership, the team performs cutting-edge research in navigation, high-level autonomy, machine perception and more.
As the CEO and founder of Vecna Robotics, Daniel Theobald brings decades of experience leading research scientists and teams of engineers in developing cutting–edge technology. He currently has 67 issued patents and more than 30 patents pending. Theobald has been at the forefront of robotics for more than 20 years, helping others advance the use of robots and AI software to improve supply chain automation. Theobald dedicates himself to the idea that technology can empower people worldwide to live more fulfilling lives.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2021 Pros to Know Award joins a list of accolades Vecna Robotics earned this year. Vecna Robotics was named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. In addition, Vecna Robotics named SWE WE Local 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Partner Award.