Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in industrial growth and healthcare companies, has added Jim Rock as an operating partner within the firm’s industrial growth team.

Rock will focus on investment themes relating to industrial technologies, including automation. Rock was most recently CEO and president of Seegrid Corp., an autonomous mobile robot business focused on material handling automation in warehouse and manufacturing settings. Prior to Seegrid, he was president of Vocollect Healthcare, a hardware and software business focused on work flow automation. He also founded and led Akustica Inc., a semiconductor company focused on consumer electronics that was acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH.

“Jim’s expertise in the deployment of automation solutions and the use of technology to improve real-world customer outcomes adds a highly relevant perspective to our industrial technology investment focus,” comments Robert Sorrel, a principal of Arsenal.