Scott has been fascinated with hardware since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He worked on a robotic tuna fish, life-size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls with Hasbro, before joining iRobot where he was responsible for leading the Roomba team to scale the functional prototype to high-volume production of the first three million units.
Scott received his Bachelor’s from Dartmouth and Master’s from MIT.
Herman earned his insight into factory operations and high-volume manufacturing as an operator. Leading an automobile supply factory, Herman worked to obtain the first QS-9000 verification in China and Hong Kong.
After serving as the Far East Project Leader for Hasbro’s first-generation FurReal Friends, Herman joined iRobot. As Managing Director in the Far East, Herman oversaw Supply Chain, Costing & Sourcing, New Product Introduction, and Quality, and was instrumental in the launch of Roomba, Scooba, Looj and ConnectR.
Herman holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Daltech, Dalhousie University).
Scott and Herman meet while establishing the Far East Manufacturing team for the first-generation Roomba.
Thanks to prototyping tools like 3D printing and development boards, and access to capital through crowdfunding, a wave of entrepreneurs launch innovative hardware companies.
In 2017, we joined Avnet. With the increased reach and scale we continue to make hardware feel easy through a combination of services and software tools.