The New CEO of Tharsus Group

(London, Parliament Magazine)- Bringing 25 years of industrial automation experience with him, Joni Rautavuori has just been appointed as the new CEO of Tharsus Group, a Blythe-based robotics company.

In his new role, Rautavuori will oversee the Group’s sub-companies, including the machines and robotics firm Tharsus and the metal fabrication company Universal Wolf. This new appointment does not change the role of the company’s founder, Brian Palmer – he will continue in his role as well as supporting the new CEO.

The founder of Tharsus Group, Brian Palmer, said, “Joni is the ideal person to delver the next phase of growth for Tharsus Group as its new CEO and contributes impressive commercial experience in the manufacturing and robotics space. Joni is also adept at building and leading collaborative teams. His expertise will help shape the company as we expand our core business areas and build new offerings.”

Rautavuori also stated, “I believe the business and its people are well placed to help the industry unlock transformative opportunities and I look forward to being part of its continued success.”

Since 2012, Tharsus Group has been partnered with Ocado, helping the online grocery delivery company to design its autonomous warehouse robots. And, in 2021, the Group added Martin McCourt, the former Dyson CEO as a member of its board.

The company has also acted as a consultant, delivering engineering and development support on the project to launch Connect-R which is supposed to be the “world\s first modular robot designed to build emergency structures”.

As well as this, Tharsus Group was selected to join the Tech Nation’s Future Fifty Programme which is a growth programme for late-stage tech scale-ups. In 2021, Tharsus reported a 40% increase in revenue, as well as doubled pre-tax profits.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.