Sarcos Robotics Bolsters Defense Business with Appointments of Admiral (Ret.) Michael Rogers and Lt. General (Ret.) Stephen Lanza to New Roles
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Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment
humans to enhance productivity and safety, including full-body, powered
exoskeletons for industrial and military applications, today announced
the appointment of Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers, former Director of
the National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, to the
Sarcos Strategic Advisory Board, and the appointment of Lieutenant
General (Ret.) Stephen Lanza, former Army I Corps Commander, as Senior
Vice President, Defense.
“The appointments of Admiral Rogers and Lt. General Lanza to these new
roles substantially enhance our ability to anticipate and meet the needs
of our government customers, with a keen focus on the cyber security of
our deployed systems and the opportunity to enhance the safety,
productivity, and efficacy of our service members,” said Ben Wolff,
chairman and chief executive officer, Sarcos.
Before his retirement, Rogers oversaw the U.S. Cyber Command and was the
17th director of the National Security Agency. Rogers also
served as intelligence director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and
Pacific Command. He graduated from both the National War College and the
Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar XXI Fellow, Harvard Senior Executive in National Security
alumnus, and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.
“Sarcos is uniquely positioned to address the needs of both industrial
and government customers with its innovative robotic systems that
augment human performance,” said Rogers. “I look forward to working with
Sarcos’ management team and the other distinguished Strategic Advisory
Board members to ensure Sarcos’ systems meet the security requirements
of both the public and private sectors.”
Lt. Gen. Lanza, who also serves on Sarcos’ Strategic Advisory Board,
previously held numerous senior command assignments, including I Corps
commanding general and commander of the 7th Infantry Division
at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Lanza has received numerous awards and
decorations, including the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense
Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Defense Meritorious
Service Medal. Lanza also served as a National Security Fellow at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lanza graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point,
the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the School
for Advanced Military Studies. He also earned a Master of Science in
Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science
in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College.
In this newly created role, Lt. Gen. Lanza will lead Sarcos’ defense
business, with a primary focus on military applications for Sarcos’
full-body, battery-powered exoskeleton, which will be commercially
available next year.
“I am honored to join the Sarcos executive team,” said Lanza. “I have
experienced first-hand the innovative products and technologies that
Sarcos has developed. They represent a meaningful opportunity to create
an advantage over our near-peer competitors, and I look forward to
raising awareness among the defense community that these technologies
have evolved from science fiction concepts of the past to products that
are deployable now.”
For more information about Sarcos, visit https://www.sarcos.com/company/.
Sarcos® Robotics is
the world’s leader in mobile, dexterous, tele-operated robots that
combine human intelligence, instinct, and judgment with robotic
strength, endurance, and precision to augment worker performance.
Leveraging more than 25 years of research and development, Sarcos makes
revolutionary robotics products designed to save lives, reduce injury,
and improve productivity, including the Guardian
GT, and Guardian
XO. Sarcos is revolutionizing a myriad of industries by deploying
robots that will create the safest, most productive and cost-effective
work force in the world. Sarcos’ investors include Caterpillar, GE
Ventures, Microsoft, and Schlumberger. Sarcos is headquartered in Salt
Lake City, Utah, with additional offices in the Seattle area. For more
information please visit www.sarcos.com.
Press Contact: Heath Meyer