OSARO Appoints Gabe Zingaretti to COO


SAN FRANCISCO— September 14, 2022: OSARO™, a global leader in AI-driven robotics for e-commerce, has appointed Gabe Zingaretti as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Zingaretti will oversee engineering, product, and operations as the company moves to accelerate the delivery of its piece-picking robotics to the rapidly growing e-commerce fulfillment industry.

“I am thrilled to have a seasoned robotics industry executive join our team as we continue to scale and strengthen our customer solutions,” said OSARO CEO Derik Pridmore. “Gabe brings 15 years in robotics and over 20 years in startup companies, including time as the COO of Restoration Robotics and senior vice president of operations at Dishcraft Robotics.

“OSARO is at the forefront of a new industrial revolution, and I don’t want to miss it,” said Zingaretti. “I am looking forward to supporting OSARO’s growth by increasing its deployment velocity through offering Robot-as-a-Service options as we roll out new products that will change the way fulfillment centers operate and deliver products to consumers.”

Before joining OSARO, Zingaretti worked for Restoration Robotics, a medical robotics company that went public, and Dishcraft Robotics, a company that uses robotics to deliver clean dishware to foodservice operators, among other career stops. He began his career at R2 Technology as a staff scientist and was a software architect at Thermofisher Scientific before joining Restoration Robotics.

Zingaretti was born and raised in Rome, Italy, where he earned his doctorate in biomedical engineering at La Sapienza Università di Roma. He came to the U.S. as a research scientist and postdoctoral scholar at Columbia University in New York. A resident of Santa Cruz, California, he enjoys surfing, mountain biking, general aviation flying, and has some impressive knife skills as a chef. Connect with Gabe Zingaretti on LinkedIn.

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OSARO delivers best-in-class robotic piece-picking solutions for e-commerce where key challenges include high SKU inventories, complex packaging, and fragile items. In the rapidly evolving world of logistics technology, OSARO offers smarter automation, low-risk business plans, and its signature Hypercare support from concept exploration to onsite installation. OSARO’s intelligent robots enable goods-to-robot (G2R) use cases, where the greatest gains are yet to be made on the automated warehouse floor. Its machine-learning vision and control software provides the foundation for all its products.

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