Vice President and General Manager of Robotics Automation, Zebra Technologies
- BS, Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2006
Melonee Wise is currently the Vice President and General Manager of Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies, a developer of products and automated solutions that optimize performance and delivery across industries which respond in real-time. She joined Zebra Technologies through the acquisition of Fetch Robotics where she was Founder and CEO from 2014 until 2021. Fetch Robotics specializes in Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for warehousing and logistics.
Melonee serves as the chair of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) service robotics group, as a robotics board member for Advancing Automation Association (A3), and sits on the Material Handling Industry (MHI) board roundtable. She has received the MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award, has been featured as one of eight CEOs changing the way we work by Business Insider, and named Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Supply Chain Woman of the Year.
She was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016 by Grainger Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. She is also a member of MechSE’s alumni board and participates in events with University of Illinois’ Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC).
Current as of March 2022