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Chuck Russo Earns FANUC Robotics’ Prestigious President’s Circle of Achievement Award

Robotic Production Technology CEO Chuck Russo was presented this month with FANUC Robotics’ President’s Circle of Achievement Award — FANUC’s most prestigious honor for either a company or an individual.

“Chuck Russo’s induction into the President’s Circle of Achievement is very well deserved,” said FANUC Robotics America President and CEO Rick Schneider, who presented the award at the FANUC Robotics Integrator Conference in Orlando, Fla. “Chuck and the RPT team have made us a better company by identifying market opportunities and developing new applications that have broadened the appeal of robotics in the waterjet cutting and trimming markets.”

The President’s Circle of Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose commitment to robotic automation, industry leadership and technical, sales and marketing contributions have resulted in record-breaking sales and significant robotic industry growth. This honor has only been presented to three other individuals since its inception seven years ago.

“RPT has spent nearly 20 years working with customers and FANUC to develop robotic systems that improve productivity, quality and safety. We look forward to continuing to introduce great technology enhancements and meet our customers’ needs as we move into the future,” said Russo. “I accept this honor on behalf of the entire Robotic Production Technology team.”

On accepting the award, Russo also stated that RPT President Kevin McManus played a key role in enhancing the performance of the RPT team.

Robotic Production Technology is a turnkey robotic systems solutions provider to the plastics industry for 20 years. Industries served include aerospace, appliance, automotive, composites, construction, consumer goods, marine and plastics. The company specializes in high path accurate trimming applications such as router trimming, deflashing, laser cutting and scoring and waterjet cutting. RPT also has process expertise in material dispensing, assembly, joining, material handling and welding. Capabilities include project management, engineering, simulation services, fabricating and machining, system integration and certification, software, training, service and support. Since 1985, RPT has been a leading manufacturer of flexible manufacturing systems utilizing multi-axis robots and has an installed base of more than 2,400 robots. Robotic Production Technology can be found on the Internet at or by calling 248.829.2800