University of Waterloo presented Clearpath co-founders with UW Team Alumni Achievement Medal

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – November 27, 2014) Clearpath Robotics co-founders were presented with the University of Waterloo (UW) 2015 Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal yesterday evening at the Waterloo Inn and Conference Centre. Partners, Matt Rendall, Ryan Gariepy, Bryan Webb and Pat Martinson established the Company during their tenure as undergraduate students in the Mechatronics Program.

“Our team is incredibly honored to be recognized with this award,” said Matt Rendall, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Clearpath Robotics. “The University of Waterloo has done a tremendous job of facilitating an ecosystem that inspires and supports innovation and entrepreneurial efforts. UW, and partnerships like the Accelerator Centre, provided us with the experience we needed to build a business that could scale.”

The UW Team Alumni Achievement Medal recognizes significant contributions of a group of Waterloo Engineering alumni who have distinguished themselves through their professional achievements and business accomplishments.

“Watching Clearpath Robotics grow into a successful international company within six years from the time the founders graduated is extremely gratifying for Waterloo Engineering. The founders of Clearpath Robotics are an excellent example of how our students create new economic success by discovering gaps in the marketplace and responding with innovative engineering solutions.”
Wayne Parker, Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering presented five awards in total, including:

Alumni Achievement Medal for Professional Achievement
Marc H. Morin
BASc 1987, Electrical Engineering

Team Alumni Achievement Medal
Clearpath Robotics Co-Founders
BASc, 2008/2009

Young Alumni Achievement Medal
Brent E. Tweddle
BASc 2007, Computer Engineering

Young Alumni Achievement Medal
Fangjin Yang
BASc 2007, Electrical Engineering
MASc 2009, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Friend of the Faculty Award
The Miller McAsphalt Group

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About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics Inc. develops self-driving vehicles for industry. The company provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment and fleet operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Visit Clearpath Robotics at

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