NETWORKED ROBOTICS CORPORATION Names Seasoned Board of Directors

EVANSTON, IL – NOVEMBER 15th, 2004 – NETWORKED ROBOTICS CORPORATION, a leader in laboratory automation providing temperature monitoring solutions, announced today that they have selected their board of directors.

“With these appointments the board represents the diversity of skills and knowledge required to develop our products for real-time data streams from scientific devices” said CEO Mark Woodford.

Charles Woodford

Charles joins the board with a 40 year career in government, investment and trust management. He has served as Illinois State Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Chief Fiduciary Officer of First National Bank of Chicago , Chairman and CEO of Trust Services of America, and Executive Vice President of Sanwa Bank of California . Mr. Woodford helped pioneer the concept of asset allocation strategies, and from 1975-1996 led the management of $10 billion in investment portfolios.

Barnett Pitzele

Barnett holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis . He is a medicinal chemist with over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical research field. Until 2004 he served as Chemistry Project Leader in the Discovery Medicinal Chemistry department at Monsanto and Pharmacia.

Lucia Podbielski

Lucia has held positions as a Toxicologist for Monsanto, Pharmacia, and Pfizer. She contributes ten years of regulatory and technological experience important for the company’s development of regulated scientific databases. She holds a BS in Biology from Loyola University Chicago.

Mark Woodford

Mark is President and CEO of Networked Robotics and has over 19 years of experience in the development and management of laboratory automation hardware and software for the pharmaceutical industry. As a project leader at Monsanto and Pharmacia he was responsible for the automation of assays for inflammation and cancer. Mr. Woodford holds a BS in Biology from the University of Virginia and a MS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago .

William Perkins

Will is a PhD serving as a consultant to the board. Dr. Perkins is a gastrointestinal pharmacologist with over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical research field.


Networked Robotics was founded in 2004 by ex-Pfizer informatics researchers.

The company complies with all GMP & GLP standards and strictly specializes in network-based temperature monitoring. This narrow focus is the result of NR’s complete devotion to providing the highest quality temperature monitoring solutions. The company's founders worked for almost 20 years in the automation of scientific processes for G.D.Searle & Co., Monsanto, Pharmacia, and Pfizer where they were responsible for the automation of experiments in inflammation.

For additional information, contact: Mark Woodford, NETWORKED ROBOTICS CORPORATION at (847) 424-8019 or by e-mail at