VP of Hardware and Manufacturing
Vincent Clerc joined the Sanctuary team as VP of Hardware and Manufacturing in the summer of 2023. Vincent uses his expertise to lead the company’s growing manufacturing division, with responsibilities that include overseeing hardware development associated with the manufacturing and scaling of the company’s general-purpose robots. For over 25 years, Vincent has played a pivotal role in the growth of many successful technology companies of varying sizes, including Dyson, Softbank Group, and Terramera. Vincent has held senior roles in engineering, R&D, and mechatronics and is widely known for being one of the makers of Pepper, a semi-humanoid robot primarily used for customer service experiences, while the Nao and Romeo humanoid robots have also been released under his supervision.
Vincent holds a dual Ph.D. in Robotics and Signal Processing from Pierre and Marie Curie University (now a part of the Sorbonne University group) and a Dual Master’s in Mechanics and Electronics from ESME-Sudria. He is currently a board member of the Industrial Advisory Board for SFU Mechatronics School of Engineering and, in his spare time, enjoys outdoor activities, martial arts, and anything sci-fi related.