Evolution Robotics Teams With Former Royal Execs To Launch New Automatic Floor Cleaner

Evolution Robotics, today announced that it has partnered with a team of former top executives from Dirt Devil to help bring the recently announced Mint automatic floorcleaner to market.
Mint is a robotic floor cleaning appliance designed exclusively for hard surface floor cleaning. Mint automatically dusts and wet mops hard surface floors using widely available cleaning cloths, such as Swiffer brand Dry and Wet Cloths and other similar products.
Evolution Robotics’ team of sales and marketing veterans consists of Mike Merriman, former President and CEO of Royal Appliance Mfg. Co., who recently joined the company’s board of directors, and fellow former Royal executives, Rick Farone and David Brickner, who specialize in bringing innovative new products to the consumer market.
“We’re honored to be working with an incredible team that has such an illustrious record of bringing advanced, industry changing products to the consumer market,” said Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, CEO of Evolution Robotics. “With the guidance of Mike Merriman and the efforts of Rick Farone, David Brickner and their team, we are well positioned and confident that we will be a serious new player in the floor care industry.”
Mr. Merriman is currently an operating advisor with Resilience Capital Partners, LLC, and serves on the board of American Greetings Corporation. Before that he was the Chief Executive Officer of Lamson & Sessions Corporation following his 12-year tenure at Royal. “I didn’t anticipate there would be a floor care product that would entice me to get involved in the industry again…but Mint did just that,” said Merriman. “I am excited to be able to collaborate with a great team of technologists at Evolution Robotics as well as with my former colleagues from Dirt Devil on such a game-changing product.”