Welcome to the next era in automation.

Grabbing something and getting it where it needs to go. Sounds like a simple job, right? Not quite. Right now, manufacturers and logistics firms spend 60 to 80 percent of their time on this very task: material handling. It’s expensive, labor intensive, and in many cases, impossible to automate. At least it used to be –– until Grabit harnessed the power of electroadhesion.

Electro-what? We channel the same static cling that makes a balloon stick to your hair and use it to automate the handling of virtually any material. Electroadhesion has the finesse to handle something as fragile as an egg, as flimsy as soft fabric and as unwieldy as a 50 lb. box. This unprecedented flexibility empowers entirely new possibilities in automation.

Our products are already paying dividends for Fortune 500 companies in industries like footwear, apparel, automotive, aerospace and logistics. And this is only the beginning. Electroadhesion is a revolutionary technology that will unleash the potential of every factory and warehouse on the planet.

Whatever you’ve got, we’ll handle it.

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Management Team

Greg Miller

Greg Miller is President and CEO. Greg previously was President of OpSec Security, the world’s leader in Brand Protection, CEO of Miradia, a High Definition Display company, and General Manager for several of JDSU’s businesses. Greg also served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the U.S. Navy. He has an MBA from Florida Tech University and a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas Tech University.

Harsha Prahlad, Ph.D.

Harsha Prahlad, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and Chief Technology and Products Officer. Harsha previously led the Advanced Components Group at SRI International where he was a principal inventor of the electroadhesion technology licensed to Grabit. Also at SRI, Harsha was key inventor of technology that lead to Artificial Muscle, Inc., acquired by Bayer Material Science. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland, and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India.

Rick Casler

Rick Casler is Vice President of Engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience as a technical executive spearheading robot and control platform development for use in industrial, medical, service industry, and precision assembly applications. Rick has held executive at Cepheid, iWalk, Electroglas, Intuitive Surgical, and Adept Technology. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University, and his M.S. and B.S in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ron Wilderink

Ron Wilderink is Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously he served as CFO for Health Access Solutions, Inc., an integrated healthcare management software company. Ron was also CFO for GCT Semiconductor, a private VC backed semiconductor company and Conductus, Inc., a publicly traded telecommunications infrastructure company. Ron received his B.S. in accounting from San Jose State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California.

Ken Lo

Ken Lo is the Director of Business Development. Before joining Grabit, Ken served as Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Tokai International Holdings. Prior to that, Ken served as VP of Sales and Business Development (CPV Solar Division) and VP & General Manager at JDSU. Previously, Ken was the VP of Asia-Pacific Sales at Asyst Technologies, Inc. Ken received his MBA and B.A. from San Francisco State University.

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