Friends — I’m excited to announce some recent changes in my career. While I am NOT leaving Innovation First, our CEO has asked me to assume a new role. Last week I officially took over as President of our RackSolutions division.
I’m extremely excited by the new challenges and opportunities that will come from this change, but of course am also sad to be leaving VEX Robotics. I’ve been with IFI for 12 years now, and have been part of the VEX family almost that entire time. While my passion for educational reform and competition robotics has not changed, this part of my life will no longer be part of my "day job.”
Even though I’m leaving, I’m thankful to not be going very far. (In fact, my desk hasn’t moved yet). The team at VEX is full of some of the most passionate, incredible people I’ve known. I’m thankful to have worked side-by-side with them for so long and wish them nothing but the best as they continue their path of incredible impact.
The first product I designed as an IFI intern (I did more watching Bob, then actual design) was a patch panel mount for RackSolutions. Jumping back into the “Racks world” feels natural (It helps that almost every product we sell is made from black sheetmetal).
In just a week it’s already become apparent to me why RackSolutions has been so successful for so long. I’m thankful to have been welcomed so warmly into this new role, and I’m already overwhelmed with excitement by all the opportunities the future holds.