SandStar Eyes Global Expansion And Welcomes Mike Kiser As President Of North America

Jan. 8, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 7, 2020 ( - Mike Kiser, who headed up Swyft’s expansion into food service automation with 32 years of industry experience, has joined the AI Computer Vision solution provider SandStar as the President of North America. He will lead business expansion in the U.S. and Canada and exploit the advanced AI computer vision technology in the retail market.

Kiser started the partnership with SandStar when he joined Swyft as CEO to head up food service automation. “SandStar’s cutting-edge AI Computer Vision technology truly transforms the retail industry,” says Kiser. “My motivation and focus are to obtain the resources required to fully exploit this exciting new technology to accelerate speed to market and position SandStar as the leading AI Computer Vision company in the world.” 

SandStar (formerly known as YI Tunnel) uses Computer Vision and AI-powered big data analysis to optimize business intelligence in retail scenes. “We have launched in 11 countries including the U.S. as one of the most critical markets for us,” says Yili Wu, founder and CEO of SandStar. “We need a seasoned leader to drive business success in North America and Kiser is the perfect person for this position.”  

Before heading up Swyft food service automation, Kiser has served as CEO for Canteen and CMO for Compass Group and a member of the Board of Directors. As a well-known industry veteran, Kiser will be bringing his 32 years of significant experience to SandStar North America and continue the company’s rapid global expansion. 

SandStar closed Series B funding this year and has been actively working on global growth. Its latest technology was showcased at Dubai GITEX Tech Week in October and the CHINASHOP Retail Exhibition in November, and has won a Top 50 AI Retail Solutions award, a Golden Wings Award and The Most Potential 2B Business Award in the market.

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SandStar focuses on AI computer vision in the retail scene, using AI technology to constantly explore the edge of new retail. Its business launched in 11 countries, serving 20+ Fortune 500 companies globally, building the AI retail ecosystem.