MEET THE MANAGEMENT
Nigel Smith, CEO
CEO Nigel Smith directs the overall growth and development of TM Robotics throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Russia, North and South America. Under his leadership, TM Robotics has established a strong international distributor network and tripled its sales since the company’s inception. It continues to grow an average 10 percent year over year.
Smith founded TM Robotics after holding a number of positions at Toshiba International. During his time at Toshiba, he was responsible for the sales, marketing and support of the company’s PLC and Industrial Robot product range throughout all of EMEA.
Smith’s close relationship with Toshiba Machine has enabled him to influence product updates – as well as the creation of new robots – throughout the years. This has included anything from end of arm tooling, robot mechanical structures, and new controllers the European market. He has also advised Toshiba Machine on new markets to enter, raising the company’s profile around the world.
Smith works out of the company’s UK headquarters.
Ryan Gutherie, Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President, Guthrie oversees the operation and direction of the North and South American headquarters. Chartered with expanding the growth of TM Robotics, Guthrie is responsible for extending the U.S. sales channels and distributor network as well as championing strong customer service – from training and support to installation and maintenance.
Prior to returning to the States to direct TM Robotics’ North and South American operations, Guthrie worked at TM Robotics’ European headquarters for a number of years. While there he was responsible for technical and application support, working closely with primary accounts throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Russia.
Guthrie began his career in robotics working for Bremer Centrum für Mechatronik and K-Robotix in Germany, where he worked exclusively with Toshiba Machine Robots.
Doug Dalgliesh, Business Development Manager
As Business Development Manager, Doug Dalgliesh is responsible for managing and developing TM Robotics’ distribution network.
Prior to TM Robotics, Dalgliesh was an Independent Distributor for KEBA Group, where he introduced the company’s line of Industrial Automation Controls to distributors, OEMs and end users in the U.S. market. Before that, Dalgliesh was Vice President and General Manager of Rankin Corporation, the North American Master Distributor for the Yamaha Motor Company’s Intelligent Machinery Division. While there, he led the company from being a virtually non-existent player to becoming one of the top assembly robot suppliers in the market, selling through a distribution network he built from the ground up.
Additionally, he was Vice President of Sales at Rankin Automation, a regional provider of industrial automation solutions. In that position, he redirected the company’s focus from a traditional fluid power distributor to an automation products supplier, driving significant growth in sales.
Dervish Ibrahim, International Sales Manager
Our International Sales Manager Dervish Ibrahim has over 28 years’ experience in technical sales with 18 years of his career spent managing sales teams. Dervish is an integral member of the TMR team of industrial robot experts, supporting our extensive network of Global Partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and Russia with an emphasis on sales, customer service and technical support.
With a strong background in mechanical and electrical engineering and an excellent reputation in the industrial technology world, Dervish is well placed to develop Toshiba Machines presence in the world of industrial automation
Hayley Keeble, Office and Logistics Manager
Meet Hayley Keeble, Office and Logistics Manager at TM Robotics. Hayley plays a vital role at TMR handling all orders, invoicing and purchases at the company. Hayley has been part of the TM Robotics team since 2005 being a major part of the company’s growth over the past 11 years.
Outside of the busy day to day running of the office, Hayley, mother of two enjoys spending time with the family and also enjoys running having completed many runs for charity, including the Great North Run. It’s a good thing that she likes to keep fit as she confesses to being a bit of a cakeaholic!