AMP Robotics Corp., a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for the recycling industry, announced the hire of industry veteran Brent Hildebrand as managing director of enterprise sales. In this role, Hildebrand is responsible for sales and business development into new geographies and expanded applications within the recycling industry.
“Our hiring of Brent represents the next stage of AMP’s strategic growth as the recycling industry continues its rapid adoption of our technology,” said Matanya Horowitz, CEO of AMP Robotics, in a statement. “With decades of industry experience, he has a deep understanding about the challenges that operators face day-to-day and firsthand experience with the value that our AI and robotics systems create. On a personal note, Brent was one of the first people to trust his business to AMP’s technology in 2015. We’ve worked hard to get robots to where they are today in recycling, and I’m personally proud that someone who has seen the nuts and bolts of the technology has rolled up their sleeves and joined the team.”
Hildebrand brings more than 20 years of recycling and waste management industry experience to AMP. Most recently he was vice president of recycling at Alpine Waste and Recycling, owned by GFL Environmental. At Alpine, he was responsible for developing the company’s vertically integrated recycling business and modernizing its operational infrastructure. He deployed the first AMP Cortex AI-powered robotics system for sorting and expanded recycling programs for new materials, including disposable coffee cups.
During this time, he served as president of the Colorado Association for Recycling and received the Sustainability Champion award from the Colorado Environmental Partnership and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for his leadership promoting recycling in Colorado. Prior to GFL, he held management roles at Waste Management, TRI-R Recycling and Browning Ferris Industries.
“I am a strong believer in the transformative impact that the AMP technology has on the economics of recycling by experiencing it directly in my previous role,” said Hildebrand in a statement. “I am thrilled to join the AMP team and help the industry modernize its operations with increased efficiency, better quality and lower cost.”
AMP’s latest announcement follows recent press about Horowitz being named Waste360’s Innovator of the Year, the launch of the new AMP Cortex dual-robot system (DRS), expanded applications to recycle post-consumer fiber, its latest electronic waste deployments with Electronic Recyclers International and its partnership with Ryohshin Ltd. to develop new robotic systems using the AMP Neuron AI platform to recycle construction and demolition materials for the Japanese market.