An industry legend. A pioneer. A visionary. All those words describe John Burg, who has been integral in expanding the use of robotics in the manufacturing industry for the last four decades. John’s retirement in February 2022 marks the end of an era. He began his legacy in the 1980s, a time when no one but the big automotive OEMs were using robots to improve operations. John saw the future of robotics as a technology adoptable by small and medium manufacturers as well, and he began a long journey to help grow robotics become what it is today: affordable, smarter, faster and accessible to all.