From left to right: Armin Schlenk, chairman of IFR Marcom Group, Milton Guerry, IFR president and Susanne Bieller, IFR general secretary.
From left to right: Armin Schlenk, chairman of IFR Marcom Group, Milton Guerry, IFR president and Susanne Bieller, IFR general secretary.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has elected Milton Guerry of Schunk USA as its new president. Klaus Koenig of KUKA Robotics is the IFR´s new vice president, the Federation said.

‘I feel very honored to serve as new IFR President and look forward to a successful collaboration with Klaus Koenig and our IFR members,’ said Milton Guerry. Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt of ABB, who is leaving his company.

Steven […] inspired the robotics industry and their stakeholders, such as the representatives of national robotics associations from all over the globe, delegates of robot manufacturers and research institutes as well as the media,’ said Guerry. ‘We will continue his mission to further improve the understanding of the rapidly changing world of robotics and automation.’   

Guerry joined Schunk in 2000 and has held various leadership roles, assuming his current role as president in 2007. He is a member of the Robotic Industries Association’s (RIA) board of directors. Koenig is chief executive officer (CEO) of KUKA’s robotics division based in Augsburg, Germany.

This story uses material from the IFR, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.