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Q-Bot appoints Victor Vadaneaux as new executive chair

by Mark Cantrell
Robotics firm Q-Bot has made two new appointments to its board to drive growth both in the UK and internationally.

Robotics firm Q-Bot has made two new appointments to its board to drive growth both in the UK and internationally.

The company, which uses robotics and AI to insulate people’s homes, has appointed Victor Vadaneaux as its new executive chair, and Malcolm Groat as its second investment director.

Vadaneaux has worked within B2B services, the engineering industry, and the healthcare sector, and has extensive business and private equity experience of the UK, EU and US markets, including several successful exits.

Groat – who will work alongside existing investment director, Dr Ilian Iliev – has more than 25 years of experience as a chair, NED, CFO, and CEO in the public and private markets.

Their appointments were facilitated by EMV Capital, a key investor in Q-Bot, and the company continues to draw on the value creation services provided by the firm.

Iliev, who is also managing director of EMV Capital, said: “Victor and Malcolm are joining us at an exciting point of Q-Bot’s journey, and bring strong experience in scale-ups and growth from relevant sectors.

“We [EMV] have been an early backer of Q-Bot’s robotics and AI-driven insulation retrofit solution. Q-Bot is at the intersection of multiple megatrends, including growing automation and digitisation of the construction industry, the imperative to decarbonise existing housing stock, and the deployment of robotics and AI as synergistic tools fostering upskilling and employment in the construction services sector.”

In the UK, Q-Bot’s customers include social housing landlords, energy companies and private homeowners. Internationally, the company has identified a further multi-billion market for robotics-based retrofit of insulation to residential homes in North America and North West Europe.

Vadaneaux and Groat will help Q-Bot to scale its robotics-as-a-service sales in the UK, and expand its digital retrofit service. As its next phase of growth, Q-Bot is set to launch in the US and scale in the EU through strategic partnerships.

Tom Lipinski, a co-founder of Q-Bot and its chief commercial and scientific officer, said: “Attracting the calibre of individuals such as Victor and Malcolm constitute a solid endorsement of our work to date and they will support our work to further develop our robotic solution and grow our business in the UK and overseas.”

Main image: Victor Vadaneaux, executive chair, Q-Bot


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