Vice President of Sales

Mike Harper is Vice President of Sales for Soft Robotics. Mike brings 25+ years of robotics engineering and sales experience to the Soft Robotics team. He began his career in electromechanical product design, which led to an opportunity to be involved in high-speed robotic assembly systems. Following 10 years in engineering, Mike moved into sales with Menziken Automation focused on assembly systems. He has since held global sales leadership roles with FANUC, Adept Technologies and Festo Corporation, where he has grown revenue, led sales teams, and introduced technologies to a variety of market segments in the US and around the world. At Adept Technology, Mike led the commercial launch of Quattro, the industry’s first FDA compliant high-speed picking robot. As Sales Director for Festo Corporation, he drove year-over-year double digit growth for the market leading pneumatics company. Mike holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from East Carolina University.