SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anova Culinary today announced that Sosh co-founder and Slide alumnus Rod Begbie has joined the executive team as VP of Engineering to build the software side of their growing connected kitchen business.
The company is experiencing a strong growth track, ready to surpass its 250,000 unit sales goal by year end, leveraging basic sous vide cooking techniques. The company will begin shipping its Wi-Fi enabled product this month increasing the number of connected devices that will be impacted.
"While the hardware design for the Anova Precision Cooker is sleek and effective, the performance is really more about the software. It's the software that delivers the unique experiences for customers," said Begbie. "We can take decades of experimentation and learning around the perfect way to cook a steak, and make it a single button press. And we can learn about each cook's preferences, and deliver them a better and better experience over time."
Anova CEO Stephen Svajian said he first heard of Rod's talents via his Medium post, "Rod Begbie: Let's Work Together!" and that he brought the passion that fit Anova's culture. "When I first read his Medium post, it was love at first read," said Svajian. "When we met there was a real chemistry, The smart kitchen is more than just hardware and tools, it is the software that translates into value for consumers. We believe that Rod can build the team that will revolutionize how IoT is defined in the kitchen."
Rod will be hiring an extensive technical team to build out software to support the company's connected devices. "We believe we are breaking new ground and we're looking for others to join our efforts," added Svajian. To learn more about career opportunities at Anova Culinary, visit http://anovaculinary.com/careers.
A world-leader in smart kitchen appliances, Anova is changing the way people cook through with new solutions that make precision cooking flawless. Anova's precision cooking devices quickly earning space on the counters of today's kitchen, enabling home cooks of any level to easily create restaurant quality results. Founded in San Francisco in 2014, more information on the company and its products at anovaculinary.com.
SOURCE Anova Culinary