ProGlove Appoints Vice President Software Engineering
-Keith Ball Joins Industry-Wearable Maker From Brabbler
-New Hire Has More Than 18 Years Of Experience And Will Be A „Pillar of Technological Expansion“
Munich/Germany. ProGlove today announced a new hire to boost the company’s engineering unit. Going forward, Keith Andrew Ball (39) will head the software engineering department at the Munich headquartered smart wearable maker. As Vice President Software Engineering, he will report to Vice President Engineering Jonas Girardet, one of the ProGlove founders.
Ball brings more than 18 years of relevant experience to ProGlove. His career record includes management and advisory roles at Haven, Brabbler, Brainloop, Digital Rum Germany, Sangre Environmental Services, and IABG. Additionally, Keith Ball maintains close relations with the Technische Universität München. He holds a degree in Business Information Technology from the renowned Staffordshire University (UK).
“The combination of soft- and hardware is always an exciting challenge,” said KeithBall, VP Software Engineering at ProGlove. “After all this is always about striking the right balance to supply a well-functioning system. I am extremely excited about this opportunity because ProGlove is all about enabling machine-man-collaboration to add color to existing industry 4.0 approaches.“
“Keith will be an asset for our future success, a pillar of our technological expansion, if you will,” said Andreas König, CEO at ProGlove. „Software will be the factor that tips the scales in favor of ProGlove as our mission is to link the human worker to the industrial IoT, thus strengthening their role. And our software engineering will be the blueprint that makes that happen.“
ProGlove develops industrial wearables. The smart solutions of the German headquartered company are used by renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics and retail. ProGlove was founded in December 2014 after winning the Intel “Make it Wearable” Challenge in Silicon Valley. Following rapid growth, ProGlove successfully completed its second round of financing with investors DIVC, Intel Capital, Bayern Kapital and GETTYLAB. ProGlove employs 133 people from over 40 countries at its two sites in Munich and Chicago. More information is available at www.proglove.com.
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