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Mel Torrie, Founder and CEO of Autonomous Solutions

Mel Torrie,

CEO and founder,

Autonomous Solutions

Mel Torrie, Founder and CEO of Autonomous Solutions

Mel Torrie is the founder and chief executive officer of Autonomous Solutions, working out of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area. The robotics company CEO describes himself as a public speaker, a photographer and a basketball fanatic.

By his own account, Torrie built his robotics company from the ground up, partnering with the world’s largest equipment manufacturers and end users along the way. He says on his LinkedIn profile that he subscribes to the Agile Scrum method and applied it throughout his company, including his executive team.

Torrie has traveled around the world to speak on a myriad of topics like robotics, bootstrapping, entrepreneurship, Agile/Scrum used in strategic plan execution and “giving back.” His speaking engagements have taken him to Russia, Hong Kong, China, Egypt, Germany, the U.K., Singapore, Australia and Japan.

Torrie has been leading Autonomous Solutions since founding the company almost 21 years ago. He described the firm as a world leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems. From its northern Utah headquarters, the company serves clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, government and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperation and fully automated solutions, Torrie said.

Torrie’s pursuits are not limited to the robotics sector. He also sits as the CEO of Good Times School of Rock and Jazz. He said the music school, which also doubles as a cafe, provides opportunities for the youth to get into bands and develop their musical gifts.

Torrie earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Utah State University.

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