PlusOne Team

Erik Nieves - Founder, CEO

  • Former Technology Director at Yaskawa Motoman North America
  • Robotics industry thought leader
  • Extensive network in manufacturing automation
  • Contributed to the US Robotics Roadmap
  • 25 yrs. of experience deploying robots

Shaun Edwards - Co-founder, CTO

  • Founder of ROS-Industrial open source software repository
  • More than a decade of manufacturing robotics software development experience
  • Lead software developer for multiple robotic order fulfillment and material handling systems
  • Visiting researcher at Willow Garage, 2011

Paul Hvass - Co-founder, COO

  • Led ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas as Program Manager 2013-2017
  • 12 years developing and testing robotic systems at SwRI
  • Three patents awarded and one patent pending for electromechanical system designs
  • San Antonio Business Journal's 40 Under 40 in 2016
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, UT Austin

Bill Kitchel - CFO

  • CPA, MBA (Northwestern University-Kellogg)
  • Extensive experience in operations for industrial distribution, warehousing, and material handling
  • Former General Manager at McMaster Carr
  • 15+ years experience in growing small-mid sized companies, corporate transactions and governance
  • Guest lecturer at Loyola University MBA entrepreneurership program