iRobot COO Beck Leaves as Company Streamlines Leadership
Posted on December 3, 2013 by
BEDFORD, Mass.-Jeff Beck, chief operating officer of iRobot, has resigned his post as the company has taken actions to streamline its executive leadership.
An iRobot statement said Beck is leaving "to pursue his own professional ambitions outside of the company." Colin Angle, chairman and CEO, said that as part of a company realignment, the responsibilities of the chief operating officer were minimized. The realignment resulted in a three business units serving distinct market segments, and a flattened organization in which the functions of the chief financial officer and chief technology officer have been expanded. Beck will participate in a transition period through the end of this year, the statement added.
"With Jeff's contributions, we have exceeded our expectations and positioned iRobot to focus on driving innovation in multiple markets," Angle said. "During his tenure with iRobot, the company has increased its revenues and brought several new products to market, while growing its management depth and breadth significantly."
Also as part of this reorganization, Christian Cerda, Frank Wilson and Youssef Saleh, who lead the three business units, will report directly to Angle. Paolo Pirjanian, chief technology officer, will also oversee the company's engineering force in addition to focusing on technology development. Alison Dean, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will also be responsible for manufacturing and supply chain, along with heading the company's financial and information-technology operations.