Senior Vice President, Products
Tom Frost is Sr. Vice President of the Products Division. He oversees transitioning SSCI’s cutting-edge research and technology to mature systems ready for fielding. Frost brings a long record of hardening cutting-edge robotics technology for worldwide battlefield deployment.
Frost, an early member of the iRobot team, helped develop and transition the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) PackBot robot from a prototype to full-rate production and battlefield deployment. Working search and rescue with the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), Tom brought PackBots to their first real-world fielding on Sept. 11th at the World Trade Center Disaster site. Shortly thereafter, Frost deployed with the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) to use PackBots in search caves and bunkers in the mountains of Afghanistan. Today, thousands of PackBots are deployed around the world, saving countless lives with counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), recon, and hazmat operations.
After serving as iRobot’s General Manager for the Defense business unit, Frost went on to become the President of Endeavor Robotics. His team was successful in capturing multiple Programs of Record and delivering thousands more robots to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. After Endeavor Robotics was acquired by FLIR and subsequently FLIR by Teledyne, Frost served as General Manager of the Unmanned Ground Systems business unit.
Frost holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.