Who's Who of Top Executives

Richard J. Margolin

Title: Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer
Company: Robokind
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Richard J. Margolin, co-founder, chief technology officer, chief executive officer at RoboKind, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of robotics engineering.

Leveraging over two decades of experience, Mr. Margolin has cultivated a fulfilling career as a business owner and entrepreneur, with a keen focus in the fields of engineering and robotics. In 2011, he co-founded RoboKind, where he continues to serve as the chief technology officer and chief executive officer. The company is well-regarded for building and producing robots used for assisting autistic students and those with learning disabilities. Since beginning his career in 1999, Mr. Margolin has founded several other business ventures, including Duct Tape Things, where he operated from 1999 to 2003; What Would Richard Do?, where he worked from 2003 to 2006; and LRN, which he served with between 2018 and 2019. In all of his professional endeavors, he has excelled in hardware and software development and strived to lead with a clear vision for his colleagues and employees.

Ever committed to his industry, Mr. Margolin remains active as a member of Orchatect, SensoryHealth and the Forbes Technology Council. Furthermore, in 2020, he joined Highwire LLC as a senior partner. As part of his dedication to civic advocacy, as well, he continues to participate in the promotion and creation of STEM programs with Dallas Afterschool. In the pursuit of his own formal education, Mr. Margolin earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. To commemorate his accomplishments in the field, he has been honored with a plethora of accolades throughout his career, most recently including an Innovation Award from D Magazine Partners Inc. in 2023. Attributing much of his success to his understanding of technology, Mr. Margolin is particularly proud of RoboKind being the first company to put facially expressive robots into mass production, many of which have been used to help children with autism.

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