BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, has been named the 2018 Public Company Board of the Year by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New England Chapter, as part of the organization's annual Director of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented to honorees at a formal ceremony on April 30, 2018 at the Seaport Hotel.
Each year, the most engaged and impactful board members in the region are recognized for their excellence in corporate governance and their lasting contributions to the boards on which they serve. In addition to honoring individuals, the NACD New England Chapter commends entire boards for their track records in significantly protecting or enhancing shareholder value.
"The iRobot board is comprised of a diverse group of directors who inject their unique perspectives and skillsets to help drive the oversight of iRobot's business," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. "We believe a diverse and experienced board is paramount to running a successful company and instilling stakeholder confidence."
iRobot's board benefits from a mix of expertise spanning finance, software, consumer electronics, IoT, cloud and security, and includes the following directors: Colin Angle, chairman, CEO and founder; Deborah Ellinger, lead independent director and chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee; Mohamad Ali, chair of the Strategy & Finance Committee; Michael Bell, chair of the Compensation and Talent Committee; Dr. Ronald Chwang, director; Elisha Finney, director; Andrew Miller, chair of the Audit Committee; Michelle V. Stacy, director.
"New England continues to distinguish itself as a top region to do business, due in no small part to the thoughtfulness and diligence of our local corporate directors in fostering an environment in which companies of all kinds can thrive," said R. Robert Popeo, co-chair of the NACD New England Chapter and chairman and president of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. "iRobot and the rest of this year's honorees have proven themselves to be effective and highly strategic in their leadership, and we are all ultimately benefactors of their contributions to New England's leading corporations and civic organizations."
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds robots that empower people to do more both inside and outside of the home. iRobot created the home robot cleaning category with the introduction of its Roomba® Vacuuming Robot in 2002. Today, iRobot is a global enterprise that has sold more than 20 million robots worldwide. iRobot's product line, including the Roomba and the Braava® family of mopping robots, feature proprietary technologies and advanced concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation. iRobot's engineers are building an ecosystem of robots and data to enable the smart home. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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