Langley, B.C., March 23, 2018 – Genesis Robotics, a research and development technology company, today announced Mike Hilton, chief executive officer, has accepted an offer to return to Microsoft to lead their Intelligent Cloud and Artificial Intelligence business in Western Canada. He spent 11 years at Microsoft prior to Genesis Robotics. Hilton was hired by Genesis Robotics in March 2017 to help elevate the company’s brand visibility and lead Genesis’ transition into a commercial company.
“Mike has been the key lead executive supporting the founders and we truly thank him for all his contributions to Genesis Robotics,” said Michael Gibney, president and co-founder of Genesis Robotics. “His passion and dedication to our company is appreciated and he will be missed. Mike has been instrumental in assisting us with our commercialization process,” Gibney continued, “and we are very optimistic that the process will soon culminate in a successful, significant investment for Genesis. At the same time, we are excited for his new opportunity and we wish him all the best.”
Gibney and James Klassen (co-founder and chief technology officer) will fulfill Hilton’s duties in the interim as the company works through the process of pursuing a new CEO.
“The last year has been a remarkable journey,” said Hilton. “The robotics industry is set to dramatically grow and Genesis Robotics is incredibly well positioned to participate in a big way. I joined Genesis Robotics to help bring an amazing new technology to the world’s attention and find a commercialization partner to deliver it into the hands of future customers. It is very rewarding to have been able to help the founders of Genesis Robotics pursue their vision. I couldn’t be more excited to watch where they go next.”
About Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics, a subsidiary of Genesis Advanced Technologies, is redefining how robots are built and move, through inventive and bold mechanical design. In 2017, the company introduced its signature LiveDrive technology, a revolutionary, direct-drive actuator that enables robots to be faster, safer, and more cost-effective.