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New CEO, chairman for Fanuc America


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July 8, 2016 by Canadian Plastics

Rochester Hills, Mich.-based robotic automation maker Fanuc America Corporation has made two key appointments: a new president and CEO, as well as a new chairman.

Mike Cicco will become the new president and CEO of the company; Rick Schneider, who is a board member of the parent company Fanuc Corp., will be the new chairman of Fanuc America.

Mike Cicco.

Mike Cicco.

“I am excited and honored to take on this role and I look forward to working with Rick and our talented senior leadership team to achieve our future growth objectives,” Cicco said in a news release.

Cicco joined Fanuc in 1999 and has held a variety of management positions over the years including software/controls manager and district sales manager at the company’s Southern California facility. In 2005, Cicco transferred to Fanuc’s headquarters in Rochester Hills to take on the role of national account manager of the company’s authorized system integrator sales group. In 2015, Cicco was promoted to vice president of Fanuc’s North and South American sales and execution.

Fanuc America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Fanuc Corporation.