Torc Robotics names chief transformation officer
Eddie Amos tapped for new executive role
Blacksburg-based Torc Robotics has hired Eddie Amos, a former Microsoft and GE Digital executive and software developer, as its chief transformation officer, the company announced Thursday.
In a statement, Amos said his new job is to “translate the lessons learned in 35 years of software disruption into best practices for commercializing self-driving trucks.” Torc is an independent subsidiary of Daimler Trucks, a division of Daimler Group, that is working toward bringing automated trucks to the commercial market. In August, Torc announced it was planning to invest $8.5 million and create 350 jobs in Montgomery County, near its Blacksburg Industrial Park location.
Amos, who came out of retirement to join Torc, has been part of the GO Virginia Region 2 Council since 2019, helping with their efforts to bring more high-tech jobs to Roanoke and the New River Valley region.
He previously served as chief technology officer at Meridium, a startup company later purchased by GE Digital. After its acquisition, Amos was named GE’s senior vice president of digital engineering.
“The Torc team is one of the smartest sets of people I’ve ever worked with in my life,” Amos said in a statement. “The world’s going to be amazed at what this group of individuals is going to do.”