Retail Veteran Mike Kiser Joins SandStar as President of North America

Retail Veteran Mike Kiser Joins SandStar as President of North America

Press Release ( - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jan 08, 2020 - Mike Kiser, who brought up the concept of “unattended shelf” in the U.S., with 32 years of industry experience, has joined the AI Computer Vision solution provider SandStar as the President of North America. He will lead the business expansion in the U.S. and Canada and exploit the advanced AI computer vision technology in the retail market.

“SandStar’s cutting-edge AI Computer Vision technology truly transforms 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.”  

Kiser has extensive experience in the retail market and has served as CEO for Canteen, CMO for Compass Group and as a member of the Board of Directors. As an industry well-known veteran, Kiser will be bringing his 32-year 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 performing global growth. Its latest technology was showcased at Dubai GITEX Tech Week in October, CHINASHOP Retail Exhibition in November, winning the Top 50 AI Retail Solutions, Golden Wings Award and The Most Potential 2B Business Award in the market. 

About SandStar

SandStar begins from sand and dust, reaching for the stars using the technology gateway. Founded in 2017, SandStar focuses on AI computer vision in the retail scene, using AI technology to constantly explore the edge of new retail. Bred and grown in Tsinghua University, one of the top schools in China, SandStar now has a team of over 220 tech experts. Products include AI Vending Machine, AI Checkout Machine, Pure Computer Vision Unmanned Store and Smart Store Analysis. As one of the fastest-growing companies in AI retail, SandStar’s business launched in 11 countries, serving 20+ Fortune 500 companies globally, building the AI retail ecosystem. The team is backed by several top investors with three rounds of fundings. Learn more at

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