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About SVT Robotics

Businesses and robots connect to our platform.
We do the rest.

Launched in 2018 by co-founders A.K. Schultz and Michael Howes, SVT Robotics has a singular focus:

To develop products that make rapid deployment of enterprise robot technology quick and easy. 

Our SOFTBOT™Platform eliminates long development cycles and expensive, inflexible custom code. We’ve redefined and improved the integration process, enabling our clients to launch complex, multisystem deployments in weeks rather than months or years. Better yet, robotics already connected to our platform can be configured with drag-and-drop ease and deployed in just hours. 

That’s insanely powerful.

It’s the heart of our solution and how we deliver the fastest, simplest way to connect any company to any robot.

SVT Robotics - Built on a foundation of experience

Built on a foundation of experience.

With extensive backgrounds in warehouse systems integration and implementation for industrial robotics, co-founders, A.K. Schultz, CEO, and Michael Howes, COO and CTO, frequently encountered the bottleneck that occurs when companies add automation software and robotics to their supply chains.

The resulting uphill battle of finding enough software engineers to write custom code—plus the interoperability issues of blending and maintaining divergent technologies—led the two entrepreneurs to tackle the problem, launching SVT Robotics in 2018.

SVT Robotics - Programmed to propel businesses

Programmed to propel businesses.

With over 100 years combined industry experience, and even more software development and product experience, SVT Robotics has the perfect team to drive the innovative solutions that help our clients advance their business. Simply put, connecting businesses to robots is in our DNA (or code, for the cylons out there).

Unlock the limitless possibilities of robotics within your business.

Meet the Leadership Team

A.K. SCHULTZ
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
A.K. SCHULTZ
CO-FOUNDER & CEO

A.K. leads the overall company vision, and product and go-to-market strategies. He’s led the design and implementation of high-profile automation projects across multiple industries, giving him a unique understanding of customer needs and how to innovate and drive solutions that truly help to advance their business.

MICHAEL HOWES
CO-FOUNDER, COO, CTO
MICHAEL HOWES
CO-FOUNDER, COO, CTO

Michael leads the technical and product development at SVT Robotics. As one of the innovators who brought the Warehouse Execution System (WES) concept to market, he has a proven track record of seeing needs in the industry and designing and implementing ground-breaking technology to meet them.

STEVE THORNE
SR. DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT
STEVE THORNE
SR. DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

With 20 years of automated material handling software experience, Steve understands how things are traditionally done, and how to make them better. He manages the automation software of the SVT  platform, bringing the kind of experience that makes him a real driving force at SVT Robotics.

JIM HODSON
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & OPS
JIM HODSON
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & OPS

With a background ranging from brand and product marketing to project managing design and deployment of large mobile and autonomous robotics, Jim brings unique and extensive experience working with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 technology companies to launch, market, and advance their products and services.

T.J. FANNING
VP, CUSTOMER GROWTH & SUCCESS
T.J. FANNING
VP, CUSTOMER GROWTH & SUCCESS

With an extensive background in robotics, supply chain, and logistics, T. J. brings pivotal expertise and strategic vision to the SVT team. Combined with his notable success in sales and business ops, he’s perfectly positioned to help our customers achieve their desired systems outcomes and meet the market challenges they face.

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