From: Manual Labor
To:Lights out factories
Krach is recognized as an early pioneer in the robotics industry. As a General Motors Vice President in the early 80’s, he initiated and led the robotics joint venture between GM and Fanuc which gave rise to what remains as the largest industrial robotics company in the world.It quickly rose to be the dominant player by leveraging GM’s sophisticated robot technology and huge captive market combined Fanuc’s preeminent position in NC controllers and its low cost, automated factories.
FROM: PHD’S WITH PAPER
TO: COMPUTER OPTIMIZED DESIGNS
In the early 90’s, Krach and his founding team at Rasna created the category of Mechanical Design Synthesis by developing an easy to use methodology for analyzing mechanical designs. It enabled design engineers to automatically optimize their designs instead of having to rely on PhD specialists. Rasna was ranked #3 on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies, and was later acquired by Parametric Technologies and remains today a strategic weapon for engineers around the world.