Sick names new president for Canada's offices

Craig S. Smith, a veteran in manufacturing and industrial automation, will be taking over Sick's Canadian offices and will be in charge of sales, marketing and operating activities.


Sick announced it has appointed Craig S. Smith as president of Sick Ltd. in Canada.

Smith is a successful senior leader with proven sales, marketing and operations experience in both the manufacturing and industrial automation business. He comes to Sick from Siemens Water Technologies, a subsidiary of Siemens Canada Ltd. He has also held positions of leadership at Omron, Rockwell Automation and several other automation technology companies in Canada.

In his new position, Smith is responsible for all sales, marketing, and operating activities within Sick’s factory, logistics and process automation business segments in Canada, including strategic planning, business development, and improving operating efficiencies.

“We are fortunate to have someone who has extensive experience in managing technical sales, systems integration, and operations for industrial automation joining our company,” commented Rob Barniskis, chief financial officer at Sick Inc. “We are confident that Craig’s expertise will better position our Canadian subsidiary for further growth.”

Smith is a graduate of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering and Management. He has also completed extensive professional development coursework, including an executive educational program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Sick Ltd.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering,

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