PlusOne Robotics is excited to welcome Paul Hvass to the team as Co-Founder and COO. After more than a dozen years at Southwest Research Institute, Paul is leaving his post as ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas Program Manager. He will leverage his experience to champion, manage, and continuously improve PlusOne's products and customer experience.
Under Paul's leadership, the ROS-I Consortium grew to 50 member organizations including industrial automation end-users, system integrators, OEMs, and researchers. In 2014 the Consortium expanded to Europe and in May 2017 it is launching in the Asia Pacific region.
During his career, Paul has led a variety of manufacturing automation R&D projects using ROS-I software to create demonstrator and/or production systems. Prior to his work with ROS-I, Paul conducted robotic system development and testing and worked on numerous electromechanical design projects.
In 2015, he was selected for San Antonio Business Journal’s the Tech Titan award. In 2016, he was named in their 40-Under-40 Awards. He has three patents and one patent pending for technologies related to robotics and electromechanical design.