iRobot is appointing current vp/finance Julie Zeiler as its next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 4, 2020. She will succeed Alison Dean, the company’s CFO since 2013, who will be stepping down to spend more time with her family before pursuing other personal and professional interests.
iRobot is partnering with IFTTT, the integration and discovery platform, to enable new embedded smart home integrations. The companies will work to let customers more easily integrate devices and services, like smart thermostats, lighting and home security, directly within the iRobot Home app.
Bissell is promoting its new CrossWave Cordless Max multi-surface floor cleaner as a holiday helper, given that it can simultaneously vacuum and wash up seasonal messes at the same time.
Black + Decker recently rolled out the PowerSeries Extreme Cordless Removable Battery Stick Vacuum.
Best Buy continues to be lauded for its assortment of floor care and home environment products due largely to the retailer’s on-going commitment to carry items that showcase new technology as part of an effort to help consumers easily maintain a clean and healthy home.
iRobot has added Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Manolis brings more than 30 years of product development and global e-commerce experience within the consumer technology space to iRobot as the company focuses on growing digital capabilities for its ecosystem of home robots.
Electric floor care continues to see solid growth with the stick and robotic segments driving the category, according to figures from The NPD Group.