Faris Habbaba, new Chief Research and Development Officer at iRobot


Faris Habbaba has been appointed executive vice president and Chief Research and Development Officer at iRobot. He will drive advanced research and technology development to support product roadmaps and the company’s position. He will report directly to iRobot’s chairman and CEO Colin Angle. Faris Habbaba most recently served as vice president of engineering at Zebra Technologies, leading a team of over 1,000 software and hardware engineers across several global design centers. His primary responsibilities at Zebra Technologies included driving innovation and enabling record growth through the scaling of software and hardware solutions. Prior to Zebra Technologies, Faris Habbaba held numerous engineering, product, supply chain and business leadership roles at Motorola Solutions in North America and EMEA. This included serving as head of development engineering with the company’s Enterprise Mobile Computing division, senior director of EMEA Supply Chain and senior director of Global Product Management. “With robots continuing to play a larger role in maintaining a cleaner and healthier home, iRobot is making a difference in people’s lives every day – said Faris Habbaba -. While the company has sold more than 30 million robots worldwide and has an installed base of nearly 11 million connected customers, the market is still nascent and the opportunities for growth are vast. I’m honored to join the team and look forward to leveraging innovative technologies that will enable us to deliver new products and experiences that delight customers in the years ahead”.