ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorabot, a market leader in AI-powered robotic logistics solutions, announced today that Alan Gershenhorn, former Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at UPS, will support Dorabot as the company's Senior Strategy Advisor. Leveraging his experience and expertise gained as a senior executive of one of the world's largest package delivery, supply chain, and logistics firms, Alan will lead Dorabot in formulating and executing corporate strategies for the US and international markets.
At UPS, Gershenhorn led and participated in numerous transformational strategies, helping reshape the company from a US$3.3B ground-centric small package delivery company, when he first joined, to a $65B leader in global logistics and supply chain solutions.
In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, he directed strategy, M&A, marketing, sales, e-commerce, product and solution development, government affairs, and key growth strategies across the enterprise. He also led and oversaw the acquisition, integration, and ongoing operations of Marken and Coyote Logistics.
"Much of my work as a logistics executive for 38 years focused on facilitating supply chain innovation," says Gershenhorn. "Dorabot is on the leading edge of inventing and deploying AI-enabled robotics, creating significant opportunities for the logistics space. I'm excited to be joining Dorabot and its talented, passionate team." Gershenhorn added, "Recent technological advancements in artificial intelligence, labor shortages, and the growth of the e-commerce industry have made robotic automation a key component of innovation initiatives at third-party logistics firms worldwide."
Gershenhorn joined UPS in 1979. In addition to serving as the company's first Executive Vice President and CCO, he held global executive roles as well as positions in both the US and international arenas, including: Chief Sales, Marketing and Strategy Officer; Senior Vice President and President of UPS International; President of UPS Supply Chain Solutions Global Transportation and Shared Services; President of UPS Supply Chain Solutions Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa; and President of UPS Canada.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Beacon Roofing Supply, Transportation Insight, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, and Worldwide Express, a Ridgemont Equity Partners portfolio company. He is also a strategic advisor to 8VC and some of their logistics technology portfolio companies, including Trackonomy Systems, where he was recently appointed President.
"Alan has decades of valuable logistics operations and management experience," says Spencer Deng, Dorabot's CEO. "He knows where the industry is going and common pain points logistics providers encounter. We are excited to have Alan helping us speed up the transformation of logistics through AI and robotic technologies around the world."
"We are in the process of building up our US presence, and we look forward to Alan's leadership to help guide us in setting up and applying AI and robotics to the logistics sector," says Jian Shi, Dorabot's US tech lead and Ph.D. in robotics from Northwestern University. "This is an exciting moment. With some of the best minds in tech and industry working together, we are well positioned to deploy market-leading logistics solutions with leading Fortune 500 partners globally."
Dorabot is a market-leading solutions company deploying artificial intelligence and robotics in the logistics sector. We develop autonomous loading, sorting, singulation, and transportation solutions for logistics and e-commerce partners using computer vision, multi-robot collaboration, autonomous navigation, and deep reinforcement learning. We also help companies streamline logistics operations with the power of artificial intelligence and big data.
Dorabot is currently piloting sorting solutions globally and plans to roll out hundreds of such solutions in 2019.
SOURCE Dorabot Inc.