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Alison Dean Grows in the Company of Robots

Robotic technology-based solutions company iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced Monday the appointment of Alison Dean as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

She will begin her new position effective April 5, 2013 and will report to Colin Angle, chief executive officer.

Dean, who has 25 years of experience in finance, joined iRobot in 2005, prior to the company’s public offering, to prepare the company for the public market.

While at iRobot, she has been responsible for investor relations, company-wide financial planning, accounting, and SEC reporting.

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Dean (pictured above) previously held the position of principal accounting officer and has been responsible for evaluating the company’s investment decisions, including acquisition targets.

Alison Dean

Prior to joining iRobot, she held several senior positions at 3Com Corporation, most recently as corporate controller. Dean holds a B.A. in Business Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

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According to iRobot, Dean succeeds John Leahy, who is stepping down after four years to join a late-stage private company.

iRobot’s designs and builds robots. Its home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its defense & security robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence.

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