Amazon Robotics

Amazon Robotics

At Amazon Robotics, we’re moving at a pace that redefines what Now means. We’re trying things that have never been done before so that we can continuously improve the experiences of customers - by getting products to them, faster than ever before. We're transforming the way the world works by making robots do cool....stuff. Yep, we're roboticists. It's a thing. And we're doing it. Now.


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North Reading, MA 01864

Amazon Robotics was founded in 2003 on the notion that in order to meet consumer demands in eCommerce, a better approach to order fulfillment solutions was necessary. Today, the company is revolutionizing Amazon’s operations across the globe. As Amazon’s largest east coast research and development organization, Amazon Robotics is growing faster than at any time in the company’s history, increasing in size and expanding our technology charter. The company has a dedicated focus on research and development to continuously explore new opportunities to extend its product lines into new areas that will redefine what ‘Now’ means and allow Amazon to continue to offer customer experiences that will delight and amaze.

Amazon Robotics has offices in North Reading and Westborough Massachusetts and Berlin Germany. For more information about the company, visit 

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Meet Our Management Team

Mick Mountz
CEO and Founder

Mick founded Kiva Systems in January 2003 after spending thirteen years in high tech product development, manufacturing, operations, and marketing. With a unique blend of warehouse management expertise and technology insight, Mick is the chief architect of Kiva's game-changing product vision. Prior to Kiva, Mick worked on a business process team at Webvan designing a next generation distribution strategy for grocery home delivery, during which he experienced first-hand the high cost of order fulfillment and the inflexibility of existing material handling systems. Prior to joining Webvan, Mick spent three years in product marketing at Apple Computer as a Product Manager where he helped move many new technologies into the standard desktop platform including FireWire, DVD, Fast Ethernet, and 3D graphics acceleration. He began his career at Motorola, where he worked as both a Mechanical and a Manufacturing Engineer. In 2008 Mick was a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the New England region. In 2009, under Mick's leadership, Kiva was ranked #6 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in America, and Gartner named Kiva one of its "Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management." Mick holds six United States technology patents. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joe Quinlivan
President and COO

Joe is responsible for leading Kiva's software development, hardware, research/architecture, and customer support. Joe's focus on technology innovation and disciplined development methodology has positioned Kiva to meet its scalability and growth objectives. Joe's experience ranges from managing focused start-up engineering teams to complex multi-national business teams. He excels at building products and organizations. Prior to joining Kiva, Joe was an entrepreneur in residence for Prism Ventures after a successful career at Alcatel-Lucent where he served as VP of the Gateway Business Unit. In this capacity, Joe had P&L responsibility for a 700 person global team. Joe has also held executive engineering positions with Lucent, Telica, Fujitsu, and 3Com. Joe holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and both an MBA and MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Bob Doucette
VP of Manufacturing Operations

Bob Doucette is responsible for leading Kiva's manufacturing, global supply chain, technical operations and customer logistics functions. Bob brings over 25 years of operations experience ranging from early stage start-up's to multi-national, public corporations. He has had responsibility for several North American and European manufacturing plants. Bob is driving Kiva's ability to scale manufacturing capacity, spearheading lean initiatives and implementing a global operations and supply strategy. Bob came to Kiva from Boston Power, where he was responsible for the manufacturing, supply chain, quality and project engineering on international electric vehicle battery initiatives. Prior to that Bob was the VP of Operations, Supply Chain and Quality for a number of companies including Blueshift Technologies, Egenera, Wavesmith Networks, Marconi, and Fore Systems. Bob has a depth of knowledge and experience in scaling operations through hyper-growth phases as well as running multi-factory global operations. He earned a BS in Management from Lesley College.

Benge Ambrogi
VP of Product and Program Management

Benge is responsible for the development and implementation of Kiva's corporate processes including its quality management system. As the Kiva process owner, Benge draws on over 25 years of engineering and management experience in the commercial, medical and defense industries. At Kiva, Benge has served in a number of roles, including engineering program management, customer deployment management and product development leadership. Prior to Kiva, Benge held design, architecture and team leadership positions at DEKA Research and Development developing products such as the iBOT (tm) mobility device, the Segway Human Transporter and an upper limb prosthetic for DARPA. Prior to DEKA, Benge worked at Hughes Aircraft working on infrared imaging systems. Benge has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a number of patents related to balancing technology.

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