ProGlove Ramps Up North American Executive Team with New CMO Hire
Tracy Hansen, a marketing executive with deep experience leading teams in global Fortune 500 companies, joins Chicago office, leads US operations
CHICAGO. ProGlove, a leading provider for industry wearables, today announced the hiring of Tracy Hansen to lead the company’s global marketing strategy. Hansen brings 20 years of marketing and executive leadership, having worked with top global companies like NetApp and Tealium to launch strategies that advance organizational vision, accelerate business transformation, and influence customer behaviors. She focuses on disruptive innovation, championing ideas that stretch boundaries, and mobilizing teams to deliver business value. In her new role, Hansen will also head ProGlove’s U.S. entity as managing director. Tracy Hansen will report directly to CEO Andreas Koenig.
“Tracy will be instrumental in driving our U.S. business, and setting the tone for our international development,” said Andreas Koenig, CEO at ProGlove. “She brings the experience and the leadership skills that it takes to get this job done. Tracy has demonstrated, time and again, that she is an outstanding marketing and management executive who exceeds expectations. I am super-excited to welcome her at ProGlove.”
The leadership team addition comes on the heels of a busy season for ProGlove. ProGlove was awarded New Product of theThe Year Award from Assembly Magazine in the “Factory of the Future” category, has expanded its MARK product family and released Reel , a wearable designed for quick access via a lanyard or belt-clip. In September, ProGlove announced a $40 million investment secured from Summit Partners, DICP, and Bayern Capital.
“It’s rare to experience a groundbreaking technological break-through, something that disrupts industry and changes it for the better. “says Hansen “Proglove has redefined wearables and is leading the way for humanizing Industry 4.0 by promoting man-machine collaboration and unlocking worker potential. The ProGlove innovations, coupled with a vibrant, global culture sets the stage for explosive growth. This is why I am excited to join ProGlove as it enters its next stage.”
Founded in 2014, ProGlove offers a scanner glove designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of scanning processes used across the manufacturing, logistics, transportation and ecommerce/retail sectors. ProGlove’s products are integrated into the factory and warehouse floor processes at some of the world’s most renowned brands including Audi, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, DHL and Lufthansa Technik.
The company’s MARK product family of smart gloves provides an ergonomic, hands-free barcode scanning solution that helps workers increase productivity and optimize workflow. While traditional handheld scanners tend to be unwieldy and bulky, the small form factor, lightweight, wearable design of ProGlove’s scanner unit allows users to reduce scanning time by up to 4 seconds per scan. In a warehouse or on a factory floor, this reduction represents an improvement in scanning efficiency of as much as 50 percent for some ProGlove customers. Additionally, the company’s smart glove can provide direct feedback to the user via optical, haptic and acoustic signals, helping to eliminate mistakes and improve overall process quality.
ProGlove develops industrial wearables. The smart solutions of the German headquartered company are used by more than 500 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. ProGlove is backed by growth focused investors Summit Partners, DICP and Bayern Capital. ProGlove employs 200 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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