Matt Wicks has more than 25 years of experience in the robotics industry with expertise in the areas of logistics systems, motion and industrial controls and software integration for large scale manufacturing and distribution systems. He has extensive experience in the field of advanced robotic solution development, including robotic solution integration and design. Wicks is a thought leader in the robotics industry, holds numerous robotics patents and is a featured speaker at various robotics industry events. He currently serves on the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) Board of Directors. Wicks holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.