Jorgen Pedersen, President and CEO, founded RE2 Robotics in July of 2001. Jorgen is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company, developing partnerships and alliances, and overseeing the Company’s business development efforts. Jorgen is actively involved in the Robotics industry and holds several leadership positions to help shape the future of robotics. He was elected the Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Robotics Division in September 2012 and has served on the Board of NDIA. Jorgen also formally aided in the formation of the Robotics Technology Consortium, served on its Technology Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Jorgen is an advocate for technology in the Pittsburgh region. Jorgen received the 2016 Carnegie Science Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Jorgen started his robotics career at Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), where he was responsible for handling multi-million dollar budgets and managing teams of engineers. After leaving the NREC, he joined Servus Robots, LLC as the Director of Robotics Engineering. Jorgen holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a M.S. degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently holds numerous patents related to robotics.