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Tompkins Robotics Material Handling Playground Tour

John the Central Florida Roundtable on a tour of the Emerging Technology Center in Orlando on September 20th led by Mike Futch and Jim Serstad.  For a sneak preview, see the video at the bottom of the page.  There are two tours limited to 20 participants, so don't hesitate, click here to register today!

Mike Futch

Mike is the President and one of the original leaders that has created Tompkins Robotics and brought the t-Sort sortation system to life for global customers. t-Sort is the world's first robotic, truly scalable, portable and intelligently adaptable automated sortation system that is changing the way firms execute in their supply chains. He has been involved from day one in the evolution of this unique and innovation system - recognizing the potential, designing the applications, and creating the value proposition for Tompkins Robotics' customers. He continues to lead the design and forward movement of the company. He drives much of the new application development, new product conceptualization, and the integration with partners solving unique problems with complimentary robotic automation. His focus is to deliver Tompkins Robotics and its systems to customers in North America and Europe to maximize their service, performance, and operations in ways never before thought possible. Mike spent his prior career doing supply chain consulting and implementations for customers in a range of industries, including Pharmaceutical, Retail, Food & Beverage, and Consumer Products, Mike has been highly successful in building long-term relationships based upon his personal involvement in successful implementations. He has achieved significant results for clients that have led to bottom line savings, higher levels of performance, enhanced service levels across the supply chain and an increase in overall shareholder value. He now brings that same level of success to the leadership of Tompkins Robotics and its customers. His client list includes over 200 hundred firms during his prior career and at Tompkins Robotics. Mike work history includes the US Air Force, Tompkins International, Garr Consulting and Deloitte Consulting prior to becoming totally focused on Tompkins Robotics.


Jim Serstad

As Director of Product Development, Jim’s role is to ensure that Tompkins Robotics is always on the leading edge of warehouse robotics.  He joined Tompkins in 2012 to lead the Asia Supply Chain practice.  With over 15 years as an expatriate in China, Jim understands the Chinese language, culture and end-to-end supply chains.  His experience in offshore manufacturing uniquely qualifies him to help vendors develop their products for the US market. Prior to joining Tompkins, Jim managed the acquisition of a Flextronics  factory and subsequently managed all operations including New Product Introduction and implementations of ISO9001 QMS and Scala ERP.  Under Jim’s leadership, the factory introduced new technologies that enabled RoHS compliance, micro BGA, and in-circuit testing. 

Upon joining Tompkins, he drove the expansion of the firm’s Asia practice into warehouse design and material handling equipment.  Some of his clients include Starbucks, Coach, Shure, Nestle and Astra Zeneca.  Projects included site selection, network optimization, DC design, and procurement. During Jim’s tenure in China, his team discovered ground-breaking sortation technology which was not available in the US.  After moving back to the US in 2016, Jim played a key role in establishing the distribution agreement and patents which laid the foundation for Tompkins Robotics.