Douglas Peterson

Douglas Peterson

General Manager, Americas Region
Universal Robots

Douglas Peterson, General Manager of Universal Robots’ Americas division, has a proven track record of more than 25 years in industrial automation and electronics manufacturing; spearheading strategic leadership, successfully building up sales channels and expanding them internationally.

Peterson joined the cobot market leader in 2016, coming from a CEO position with Tennessee Industrial Electronics, a leader in refurbished FANUC CNC and robot parts. Prior to this he was President of Rittal Corporation, a US division of a global manufacturer of industrial and IT enclosures.  He also held executive positions within Belden and Phoenix Contact and a wide range of leadership positions within General Electric, overseeing areas such as the Americas CNC Business and GE FANUC Automation.