Larry Sweet, Ph.D. Joins Symbotic as Chief Technology Officer

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Symbotic Expands Its Management Team

Larry Sweet, Chief Technology Officer, Symbotic

His expertise in delivering innovative solutions to market will be instrumental in enabling the accessibility of robotics in the warehouse industry as it continues to evolve over the next few years.

Symbotic LLC today announced that Larry Sweet has joined the company as chief technology officer focusing on the development of next generation technologies. Larry will drive new product development and lead the software engineering team in transforming innovative concepts into market-ready products.

Larry builds on over twenty years international experience in development and implementation of advanced automation technologies. He has held senior executive positions for ABB, United Technologies, Pepsico, GE and its joint venture with Fanuc. He developed patented robotic systems that received best product of the year awards from Toyota Corporation and Research & Development Magazine. Building on his prior roles on the engineering faculty at Princeton University and contributor to robotics and automation technical journals, he will cultivate partnerships with leading universities and research labs worldwide.

Larry has also been recognized for operational leadership, with awards from Industry Week (his Scroll Technologies plant among ten best in U.S.), United Technologies (division asset productivity award for lean supply chain), and Carrier President's Award for Operational Excellence (electronics manufacturing).

“Larry’s accomplishments are emblematic of Symbotic’s commitment to remain on the cutting edge of innovative technology and deliver practical, affordable and scalable products that make our customers’ businesses grow,” said Jim Baum, chief executive officer. “His expertise in delivering innovative solutions to market will be instrumental in enabling the accessibility of robotics in the warehouse industry as it continues to evolve over the next few years.”

“Over the past five years, I led research and development at C&S Wholesale Grocers from the initial concept stage to the first operational deployment of the Symbotic system. This provided me a unique customer perspective on the need for next generation automated warehouse systems,” said Larry. “I’m very excited by the opportunity to leverage that knowledge and that provide step change in capability compared to currently available options in the industry.”

Larry and his team will focus on creating value in the supply chain with sophisticated solutions that lower capital and operating costs, reduce operational constraints, and simplify the technical challenges of automated material handling.

About Symbotic
Symbotic is changing the way companies handle, store and distribute product using disruptive and innovative technology. Symbotic uses a flexible and modular framework, autonomous robots and an integrated and intelligent software system to provide solutions that reduce costs, simplify operations, and increase storage density, all in a customer’s existing supply network infrastructure. The result is an automated materials handling and storage solution that is fast and affordable to set up, inexpensive to operate and flexible to change.

Symbotic is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts. For more information about Symbotic and its supply network solutions, please visit

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