Waltham, MA – March 22, 2021 – Boston Dynamics today is announcing two new hires: Marc Theermann joins the company as Chief Strategy Officer and John Distelzweig joins as Vice President of Operations.

In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Theermann will oversee the development, implementation, and sustainment of Boston Dynamics’ commercialization strategy. Theerman is the newest member of Boston Dynamics’ executive team, and is responsible for product, marketing, and business development functions. He joins Boston Dynamics from Google, where he was responsible for strategy and key account management for the gaming and startup verticals. Theerman has more than two decades of experience working with high-growth companies, including PlaceIQ, AdMeld, which sold to Google, and Millennial Media, which sold to AOL/Verizon.

Distelzweig joins Boston Dynamics as Vice President of Operations, overseeing the manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, production control and quality assurance functions for all of Boston Dynamics’ products. He will lead Boston Dynamics’ operational strategic planning efforts, including prototype and pilot production, facility planning, and supply chain design analysis. Distelzweig spent nearly 17 years at FLIR Systems where he served as Vice President, Operations and Technology, and was responsible for driving transformational change for the commercial business unit.

“Boston Dynamics is rapidly expanding thanks to the successful debut of our first commercial robot, Spot, which is now being used across the globe to tackle hazardous tasks in dangerous environments like power plants, decommissioned nuclear sites and construction projects.” said Robert Playter, CEO of Boston Dynamics. “Both Marc Theermann and John Distelzweig bring valuable commercialization experience to the Boston Dynamics’ team, which is critical to our continued growth and will be instrumental as operational adoption of our robots expands.” 

In the last year, the company has grown to more than 300 people and is continuing to expand its team to meet the growing demand for its products. Visit our Careers page to learn about our current job listings and life at Boston Dynamics.