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Seegrid Appoints Michael M. Hasco as Chief Growth Officer
Hasco to strengthen Seegrid's global expansion in materials handling
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Jul 25, 2012

Michael M. Hasco, Seegrid CGO

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Pittsburgh, PA—Seegrid Corporation announced the appointment of Michael M. Hasco, as Chief Growth Officer. According to Seegrid CEO Anthony Horbal, “Appointing Hasco as chief growth officer was a strategic move by Seegrid. His proven success as a global sales executive will strengthen the Seegrid management team for our global presence in the material handling industry.” Horbal also noted Hasco will be responsible for U.S. and global business development—accelerating the sales growth in North America, while facilitating the rapid deployment of robotic trucks by OEM customers in Europe and Asia.

Before joining Seegrid, Hasco served as the vice president of global account sales for H.J. Heinz Company, where he designed and successfully led a global accounts cross-functional foodservice team in the United States, Europe, and Asia. During his time with Heinz, Hasco increased global accounts sales by 139.8%. As vice president of global account sales, Hasco was responsible globally for McDonalds, Burger King, and Yum! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell).

At Nestle USA, Hasco held the title director of foodservice management accounts. During his tenure, he implemented and managed a dedicated sales and marketing strategy that was responsible for $264 million of foodservice and retail product sales to Sam’s Club.

“I am thrilled to join Seegrid at this critical time. No other material handling company is revolutionizing the industry with robotic industrial trucks that deliver an ROI in less than a year while increasing operational efficiency and improving facility safety,” remarked Hasco. Hasco went on to say,“What excites me about Seegrid, is the core vision-guided technology and its limitless future applications,” and commented that he is honored to work with a strong management team, confident his unique executive sales and business development background will propel the company onto the global stage.

Hasco holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Hasco is active in his community, serving as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh, and an annual guest lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh Graduates School of Public and International Affairs.



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