CLEVELAND, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's New Equipment Digest (NED) announces that John Hitch, staff writer, was named first place winner of the first annual Seegrid Robotics "Journalist of the Year" award. The award acknowledges top journalists in the materials handling industry who have reported on the vital roles robots play in today's factories and distribution centers.
Hitch joined the NED editorial team in 2015 and has taken a lead role in creating a new editorial voice—giving the property a sense of humor and intelligence that have become an indispensable element to the brand.
"Robotics is a fascinating topic and I am thrilled to be a part of this industry," said Hitch. "It's an honor to be recognized by Seegrid Robotics for this award. I look forward to sharing new critical information about robotics and AI as I continue to cover this market."
Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling. Jeff Christensen, Vice President of Products and Services, Seegrid Robotics shared, "I would like to thank the many experts in robotics journalism who applied for this award. It was difficult to choose between all the leading journalists reporting on the critical roles robots perform in the supply chain."
For the past 80 years, New Equipment Digest (NED) has been the leading source for the latest industrial product information, market trends, and manufacturing news. Part of Penton's Manufacturing & Supply Chain group, NED prides itself on publishing the most current and trending industrial innovations first to help bring manufacturers the tools and technologies they need to do their jobs.
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