iRobot COO leaves company amid restructuring
In response to the company's management restructuring initiative, which reduced the responsibilities of his position, COO Jeff Beck has left iRobot amid the company's 2014 planning cycle.
The company decided to streamline leadership for operational efficiency after shifting the company's focus to three essential market segments in the beginning of 2012.
"Since realigning the company in Q1 2012, iRobot has evolved into a single organization focused on three distinct market segments," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. "These markets are served by business units, each with experienced leadership, supported by shared engineering and supply chain teams. Having completed this transition and effectively reduced the operational complexity of the organization, the responsibilities of the COO were minimized, giving us the opportunity to flatten the organization by expanding upon the CFO and CTO functions."
Beck was promoted to COO early last year during the initial reorganization. Previously, he had led the company's consumer division.
iRobot will not be seeking a replacement COO in 2014.