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.
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.
Small home appliances ranging from food prep electrics to robotic vacuums and home environment appliances were among the top-selling products during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, according to The NPD Group.
LG Electronics USA’s portfolio of Wi-Fi connected smart appliances is now compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The company’s range of Wi-Fi enabled appliances includes air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuums and major appliances.
iRobot’s Roomba 690 robotic vacuum will be honored with the first Smart Home Award at the 2018 Housewares Design Awards celebration on January 30 during the Las Vegas Market.
Consumers may have flooded stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but their spending rates were lower than 2016, according to data from The NPD Group’s Checkout service.