Press Release: New Solutions Consultant appointed to strengthen business and operations in the Nuclear Sector and continue global expansion

Britain’s longest-running robot company, Shadow Robot is delighted to announce the appointment of John Dilworth as Solutions Consultant for their UK Head office from 16th March 2020.

John Dilworth brings with him over 15 years of Project Sales experience and knowledge of the nuclear industry, a key area for Shadow Robot where their advanced teleoperation technology and the world’s most dexterous robot hands available on the market can be applied to safeguard nuclear operators at 0% risk.

John has worked in senior roles for companies such as Brokk UK ltd, KUKA Systems, National Centre for Nuclear Robotics and Ansaldo Nuclear (his most recent role) and has established a wealth of experience in strategy and sales within the UK’s nuclear decommissioning industry. He is also an active member of the American Glovebox Society (AGS).

He will have full responsibility in a newly crafted role for Shadow Robot’s business development in the nuclear sector and will play a key role in meeting the company’s aggressive growth goals. He will also build on the company’s outstanding reputation for service and delivery of advanced robotic technology to their clients, which previously included NASA, ESA, Hitachi, GSK and Siemens.

Shadow Robot has had increasing interest from the nuclear industry particularly with the emergence of their collaborative teleoperation platform, the Tactile Telerobot (the world’s first haptic telerobot hand). The company’s teleoperation solutions enable operators to use humanlike robot hands, instead of their own hands or mechanical grippers, for dexterous tasks within nuclear decommissioning such as handling radioactive materials in gloveboxes.

The company has previously talked to and worked with the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory, who, in their recent “Enhanced Glovebox Operations Overview” report, describe Shadow Robot’s hardware as having “a number of advantages to robotic teleoperation, both from a control and an operator’s point of view.”

Rich Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot, said: “John’s sales track record, experience, and network in the nuclear industry are highly impressive and we are delighted to have him on board. Attracting people of John’s calibre and expertise into Shadow Robot is a great endorsement of our strategy, ambition and commitment as we move forward to continue to capitalise on the nuclear opportunities in front of us. His skills and talent will be vital as we continue to push our world’s most advanced teleoperation and robotic hands technology into the nuclear industry.”

John Dilworth added: “Shadow Robot has a deserved reputation as the leading robotic technology company and experts at grasping and manipulation for robot hands. Creating world firsts with their robotic products, they have a tremendous opportunity to grow further and continue to diversify into the nuclear sector, bringing their strong business values and service delivery to match the demands and high expectations of nuclear clients. I am excited to be on board and part of the great team to help capitalise on the growth opportunities ahead.”

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