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Applied Robotics Announces NEW CEO

Applied Robotics Announces NEW CEO

Glenville, NY – January 2023 – Applied Robotics enters era of growth with the appointment of Cissi Schaffer as the new CEO.

Schaffer joins Applied Robotics from Precision Valve and Automation, Inc. (PVA) where she was Director of PVA Med. With an extensive background in operations and industry experience combined with years of management expertise, having served in various executive-level positions, Cissi makes for the perfect addition to the team and already has her sights set on major company growth milestones.

“Cissi’s appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s current state: ready to take on the future and fired up after successful years of implementation of a new product strategy. Applied Robotics is poised for a major expansion in the automation and workholding markets and we’re excited about what Cissi’s unique experience in turning companies of our size into tech leaders can do for us. There is an enormous opportunity for Applied Robotics that lies ahead, and we couldn’t be happier with Cissi joining our family and helping us and our customers achieve continued success.” stated Giovanni Patrini, General Manager of the Effecto Group.

“I have spent most of my career working for privately held companies, leading the firm’s expansions into new national and international markets. It is something I am passionate about” stated Cissi. “I feel that my background is a good fit with what the company wants to accomplish, both in terms of increasing its market presence and offering existing and new products with outstanding quality and superior customer service. I look forward to being part of the dynamic and experienced Applied Robotics team and leading the company for many years to come.”

Applied Robotics, Inc., headquartered in Glenville, NY, is an ISO-9001 registered company serving the world’s automation market. Founded in 1983, Applied Robotics designs and manufactures end effectors and connectivity solutions intended to solve complex automation problems and improve efficiencies. Serving a wide spectrum of customers and industries the company’s dependable wrist-down solutions reduce downtime, improve product quality, and increase product throughput. These solutions can be found in manufacturing, welding, assembly, material removal and material handling applications throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Rim, Europe, Mexico, South America and Australia. More information can be found on the company’s website at