Sanctuary Appoints Dave Cummings to Board of Directors

Vancouver, BC – Oct. 28, 2021– Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Corporation announced today that it had appointed Dave Cummings to the company’s Board of Directors. As Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Cummings leads the digital, technology revenue management functions for Finning International Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar dealership. Cummings joins the existing Directors of the Board: Geordie Rose, Suzanne Gildert, Ajay Agrawal, Martin Reed, and Mark Evans.

“Dave brings a unique perspective to the Sanctuary Board of Directors,” Geordie Rose, Co-Founder and CEO of Sanctuary said. “We are excited that Dave is joining, and I am personally looking forward to the insights and guidance he will bring as we work to achieve our mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots.”

In addition to Cummings’ work and responsibilities at Finning, he is also an independent director currently serving on the board of the Canadian TSX-listed company ATS Automation as well as boards for not-for-profit technology organizations such as BCTech.

“Sanctuary is at a decisive phase in its business, financial, and technology growth,” Cummings said. “It’s a great time to be joining the Sanctuary Board of Directors, and I’m excited about the company’s mission and what’s in store for the future.”

Cummings is passionate about the possibilities of technology with a focus as a positive force in traditional industries. Originally from the UK, Cummings completed his B.Sc. and MBA in the UK before embarking on a multinational ex-pat career within the energy, chemicals, and heavy equipment industry. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC.

About Sanctuary

Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Suzanne Gildert, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.

Members of the Sanctuary team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.

About Finning

Finning International Inc. (TSX: FTT) is the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer delivering unrivaled service to customers for nearly 90 years. Headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia, Finning provides Caterpillar equipment, parts, services, and performance solutions in Western Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.


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