IRobot CTO Paolo Pirjanian is leaving to pursue new role
Bedford-based iRobot on Monday announced that its chief technology officer will resign next month to “pursue a new entrepreneurial role.” What that means is unclear, but we’ll probably find out soon enough.
CTO Paolo Pirjanian will leave on August 14. Pirjanian joined iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT) in 2012 through the acquisition of California-based Evolution Robotics.
“Paolo has successfully led the engineering team and technology organization, and helped create iRobot’s strategic vision for the future,” according to a statement from the company. “Paolo is leaving iRobot’s engineering and technology organizations in a good place to continue developing new technologies and bring them to market. Through his time with both Evolution Robotics and iRobot, he has built a world-class team of robotics technology experts, focused on key areas including mapping, navigation, manipulation and cloud robotics.”
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iRobot said it would begin a search to find a replacement for Pirjanian, but the former CTO will remain with the company through Oct. 9 “to ensure a successful transition,” the company said.
In related news, iRobot also announced that it hired Tim Saeger, formerly the vice president and general manager of home entertainment at Framingham-based Bose Corp., as senior vice president of engineering. Saeger will join the company on August 3.