Q: Foodie or sports maniac?
A: Actually a bit of both, I suppose. I am obsessive about coffee, and I experiment like a maniac with beans, roasting, grinding and equipment. As a former member of the Danish national squash team, spending a lot of time and energy in large tournaments, I’m addicted to physical exercise. I run four times a week, which gives me a super-efficient workout and energy boost for the rest of the day. And if I get a little weary in the late afternoon, well then it´s back to the coffee grinder.
Q: Besides growing the company and retaining its global leadership position, what new characteristics would you like to see as part of UR five years from now?
A: I believe UR is in a position to transform the market and the way companies approach automation. More complex and dynamic market behaviors challenge companies to increase not only their productivity but also their ability to seamlessly shift between different production paradigms. In this new landscape, cobots are positioned as an essential enabler of more productive, innovative and safer workspaces. Universal Robots can build on this position and create new synergies between human ingenuity and cobot flexibility. On a different note, I envision UR playing an even greater role in leveraging the power of the entire Odense Robotics cluster. UR can provide a fertile environment for scientific ideas to grow exponentially. Building on my SDU background, I will nourish the collaboration with the local academic institutions and their talents.
Q: What will be your first task with Universal Robots?
A: First of all, I am excited to meet all members of the UR family and to familiarize myself with the entire organization. I also look forward to engage in the development of the new cobot hub and UR headquarters in Odense, where we will develop new synergies with our great colleagues at MiR. I can’t wait to get started and embark on this incredible adventure with Universal Robots. And I will definitely check up on the office coffee quality.