President & CEO | RE2 Robotics
Jorgen Pedersen is President and CEO of RE2 Robotics, which he founded in July of 2001. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, developing partnerships and alliances, and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Pedersen has contributed to the growth of the unmanned systems market for the past 20 years, beginning his career at Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC).
Pedersen has held several leadership positions within the robotics industry. He served as the Chairman of the Robotics Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He has also served in key roles such as a member of the Board of Trustees for NDIA and the Board of Directors for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium. Pedersen is the 2016 Carnegie Science Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year recipient. He has also been recognized for his technology leadership by the Department of Defense. Jorgen was presented with the 2008 Army SBIR Achievement Award for the development of the Small Robot Toolkit for unmanned ground vehicles and the 2011 Tibbetts Award for SBIR Excellence. He holds a MS degree in Robotics and a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.