OTTO Motors’ CEO Wins Supply Chain Lifetime Achievement Award

Matt Rendall recognized as an outstanding leader whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage

Kitchener, ON — March 8, 2024 — OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), is pleased to announce that Matt Rendall, CEO and Co-Founder, has been recognized as the overall winner of Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s 2024 Pros to Know award for the Lifetime Achievement category. This award honors company leaders whose outstanding contributions offer a roadmap for others looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

“Many of today’s supply chain pros are more than just leaders within their space; they’re innovators, decision makers, pioneers of change and growth. They’ve spent the last year (and more) creating safer, more efficient supply chains,” said Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “These winners continue to go above and beyond to overcome challenges, advance supply chain management and make the impossible, possible.” 

As the CEO of OTTO Motors, Rendall has pushed the company’s vision forward, enabling manufacturers worldwide to create safer, more productive workplaces with autonomous material handling. This was accomplished in 2023 through new product and software launches, and expansions into new markets. In October, OTTO Motors was acquired by Fortune 500 company and leader in industrial automation, Rockwell Automation. As part of Rockwell, OTTO Motors will help customers unlock the full potential of their facilities with an end-to-end autonomous production logistics solution.

“Fifteen years ago, OTTO Motors was founded by four university friends building robots in a basement. We started with $200, a passion for mobile robotics, and an unwillingness to accept ‘no’ as an answer. Last year, after fifteen years of changing the way the manufacturing industry moves material, we joined the Rockwell Automation family where we will hold a meaningful role in shaping the future of the supply chain,” said Matt Rendall, CEO and Co-Founder of OTTO Motors. “I am incredibly honored to be recognized as this year’s overall winner for the Pros to Know Lifetime Achievement award. It’s a testament to the achievements of OTTO Motors to date and the impact that we will have alongside Rockwell moving forward.”

For more information on the Pros to Know award, visit

To see OTTO AMRs in action, visit booth #B9419 at MODEX from March 11-14, 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 29,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit

About OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation

OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation is a global leader in autonomous technology for material handling inside manufacturing and warehouse facilities. With over five million hours of production experience, OTTO autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are trusted in mission-critical operations for some of the world’s most recognized brands. OTTO Motors was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Robotics Companies of 2023. For more information, visit


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