Management Team

Management Team

The Shadow Robot Company was founded in 1987 as a team dedicated to developing cutting edge robotics. It has since grown to a thriving business with 30 staff based in London, Bristol, Brest, Bogata, Madrid and Lviv, and sales globally.


Rich Walker – Managing Director

Rich Walker
Rich joined Shadow in 1989 to write software for robots, and discovered the robots needed building first. He now leads the company through these exciting times for the robotics industry.

Richard Greenhill – Founder & Non Executive Director

Richard Greenhill
Richard is a serial entrepreneur and inventor, with a number of patents under his belt. An early robot visionary, Richard set out in the 80s to build robots for the home, and has been building, talking about or receiving awards in robotics ever since.

Gavin Cassidy – Head of Operations

Gavin Cassidy
Gavin is an Industrial Design graduate from Brunel University. With previous SME experience developing technology products for the long term, he now leads Shadow’s Operations team in delivering projects and products for our customers.

Armando De La Rosa T. – Head of Dexterous Manipulation

Armando De La Rosa T.
A graduate of Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology, Armando oversees the advancement of the Shadow Dexterous Hand and its ongoing development into integrated robotics systems.

Nick Singer – Non Executive Director

Nick Singer
Nick’s engineering career has taken him from ballistic missiles early warning systems at RAF Fylingdales to gamma radiation monitoring and automatic test systems. In between providing sage advice to the engineering team Nick can be found playing a banjo at a venue near you now.

Juan Laforga – Head of Production

Juan Laforga
Juan trained as an Industrial Engineer at the Universidad de Valladolid, before joining Shadow in 2011. He manages Production at Shadow, and also manages the Madrid office. He has vast experience of managing operations along the value chain, such as quality assurance, lean manufacturing and troubleshooting.

Radhika Gudipati
Radhika joined the team in 2017, bringing a wealth of knowledge from her PhD in robotics. Her role here at Shadow includes identifying new connections and nurturing existing ones, transforming them into long-term relationships – so expect to hear from her soon.