Aerotech appoints new president

Precision motion control and automation systems firm Aerotech has announced that Dr Robert Novotnak has been appointed as the company's president. Novotnak, previously chief business officer for Aerotech, will assume all day-to-day responsibilities of managing the company operations in his new role. CEO Mark Botos will focus on Aerotech's strategic initiatives.

"As Aerotech continues to expand its businesses, we need new leaders capable of executing the company's growth plans and technological roadmaps," said Botos. "Bob's technical expertise, deep customer knowledge and long history of success within the organization make him the perfect fit to realize our long-term vision for the company."

"This is an exciting time in the 50-year history of Aerotech with our soon to be completed second manufacturing facility, significant new product launches and market development opportunities. We have been busy expanding and strengthening our executive leadership team to maximize the return from these investments. Bob is a key appointment in realizing the company's leadership strategy for the future."

Prior to his appointment as president, Novotnak was responsible for the company's worldwide sales and engineering activities. He began his career with Aerotech nearly 27 years ago as a development engineer before holding a series of leadership positions managing the company's sales and engineering teams.

"As today's manufacturing and testing processes require ever-higher levels of precision and automation, tremendous opportunities are opening up for Aerotech's technologies and engineering expertise," said Novotnak. "I'm excited to lead this outstanding organization into its next 50 years of success by connecting our best-in-class technologies to growing markets requiring our solutions."

Novotnak earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.