Food-X Technologies has appointed Holly Peck to its advisory board. Peck is founder of Women Who Code Vancouver and currently serves as a director of creative services at Soul Machines, an artificial general intelligence company, where she leads a global team pioneering the future of conversational AI for embodied machine agents. Previously Peck was director of Human-Robot Interaction at a humanoid robotics company, building AI-powered cognitive architecture for humanoid robots and created IP around the future of ethical human-robot interaction. As founder of Women Who Code Vancouver, Peck grew the community she launched at Microsoft in 2017 from 0 to 2,300 engineers in just three years. In 2018, she was named to the 2018 British Columbia Business 30 Under 30 list, and named a Microsoft MVP in AI in both 2018 and 2019. She is a recipient of the Udacity x Intel scholarship in Edge AI.
VeriShip has hired 11 new employees since mid-March, including associates in its business development, marketing, finance and human resource departments. Its new executive hires include product development veteran Tracey Meyer in the role of chief product officer and Randy Bahr as vice-president of engineering. Both are new positions for the company. With more than 20 years of software development experience, Meyer joins VeriShip from symplr, a health care governance, risk and compliance SaaS solutions company where she oversaw a team of product management leaders and formulated the overall product direction across multiple business units. Prior to symplr, Meyer served as program director with DST Systems (now SS&C). Bahr has more than 20 years of experience as a software engineer and development manager. As vice president of engineering for VeriShip, Bahr is responsible for product development, IT and operations teams. Like Meyer, Bahr hails from symplr, where he was vice-president of product development, leading more than 300 software engineers in offices across the globe with responsibility for its entire portfolio of SaaS products.
Wynright Corporation has appointed Buck Martin as executive vice-president, project execution. He will be responsible for leadership and supervision of all Wynright projects to integrate Daifuku Wynright and third-party warehouse automation systems in the U.S. Martin brings more than 30 years of expertise in automated project execution logistics and the supply chain industry. Previously, he was senior project manager for Daifuku America; supported and managed intelligent automated material handling system projects for Honeywell Intelligrated; and served as CIO, information services and project manager for Fluor. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering and a Master of Science in Software Development and Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.