San Jose, California, 23 June 2021 – Sharper Shape brings in a seasoned executive to strengthen their customer development team and support the company’s ongoing growth in the US.
Bob Johnson comes aboard as Vice President, Customer Development-North America.
This appointment further signals Sharper Shape’s continued US momentum and is part of the company’s next step in a targeted strategic growth plan to scale their US reach and offering for utilities.
Johnson brings to Sharper Shape over 30 years of experience with corporate and start-up technology companies, with past employers including General Motors (GM), Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Sarcos Robotics, MCI Telecommunications, Qwest, Southern Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation.
As Sr. Vice President of Solusia Air and Director of Sales for Predikto Analytics (sold to United technologies/ Raytheon), Johnson has extensive experience leading both start-up and scale-up companies, and was instrumental in raising $8M from Tech Operators Venture Capital. Formerly the Sr. Sales Director for Sarcos Robotics, Johnson deployed dexterous robots and exoskeletons into nuclear infrastructure. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and a member of the Harbert School of Business. He is a past board member of AUVSI, dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, Past Program Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta and Past President of Atlanta-Buckhead Lions Club International.
Johnson commented on joining Sharper Shape:
“I am thrilled to join Sharper Shape’s talented team, renowned for its innovative, collaborative and people-centric culture. As a long time business development and strategic partner guy, I have a deep appreciation for Sharper Shape’s commitment to its customers and its reliable asset technology intelligence to the utility sector across the globe that saves lives, empowers people and keeps communities safe from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.”