CONTACT Bryce Nelson
COMPANY Advanced Construction Robotics
PHONE 724-443-1533 x50478
Pittsburgh, PA, May 25, 2021 - Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) is pleased to announce that Danielle Proctor has been appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Proctor brings to ACR 25 years of construction, software, technology, new product development and leadership experience, and will immediately assume day-to-day leadership of ACR’s business operations.
Jeremy Searock will continue his role as President and Chief Technology Officer, leading current and future product innovation. Stephen Muck will remain actively involved as Chairman, providing strategic oversight as ACR continues to bring robotic equipment to the construction industry.
“Danielle has proven herself a valuable difference-maker within our company,” said Searock. “She provides the perfect storm of industry knowledge, entrepreneurial experience, and leadership abilities. Stephen and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Danielle to make robots just another machine at the jobsite.”
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Proctor began her career as a Senior New Products & Industry Manager at Management Science Associates, involved with the product and business development of an automated business intelligence system for the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry. She then joined FreeMarkets, later acquired by Ariba, as part of the product management team that designed and launched the software interface for their auction-based supply-chain management service.
Proctor’s entrepreneurial spirit quickly took over and, at the age of 28, she founded Amelie Construction & Supply, a certified Woman/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (W/DBE) construction firm providing structural rehabilitation, erection, and foundation services throughout the eastern region where she served as President & CEO for 12 years until selling her ownership in 2015. Proctor continued to pursue her passion of being involved with start-ups by founding and acquiring several smaller ventures as well as providing private funding and consulting to companies during their critical formation stages.
Proctor’s unique combination of skill sets caught the eye of ACR co-founders Muck and Searock, who invited her to join the ACR Team as the head of Business Development in 2020.
“I’ve watched Danielle over the last 18 years develop and grow from a young entrepreneur into a mature leader capable of succeeding in a male-dominated environment,” said Muck. “I am excited to see this duo innovate and commercialize robots for an industry that is ripe for disruption.”
Pittsburgh-based Advanced Construction Robotics, Inc. (ACR) was co-founded in 2016 by Stephen Muck, CEO of Brayman Construction Corporation and Jeremy Searock, formerly of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center. The co-founders' vision is to utilize robotics and artificial intelligence to innovate and commercialize a wide range of autonomous products to lead the long-term transformation of the construction industry towards enhanced productivity, improved safety, increased profits, and reduced schedule risk.