US-based manufacturing is due for a renaissance. One that uses technology to empower American potential and ingenuity to build and create stronger, faster, and more powerful than before. One that elevates—not eliminates—the human roles in manufacturing.

The key to all this? Robotics.

That’s why ARM exists. To be the leading catalyst of robotics innovation and expertise. To accelerate growth in US-based manufacturing and the high value careers that go arm in arm with this renaissance. To lead the future of American manufacturing.

As a national membership-based consortium, ARM is dedicated to creating the ecosystem that will drive innovation in robotics. Our staff and resources are focused on spurring innovations in not just robotics technology, but also workforce development, ensuring the future is built by robots, but directed by humans. ARM and its members seek to lower economic, technical, and operational barriers, allowing enterprises of all sizes to adopt robotic technologies.

ARM is a member of Manufacturing USA, a network of regional institutes, each with a specialized technology focus. The institutes share one goal: to secure the future of manufacturing in the U.S. through innovation, collaboration and education. Learn more here.

ARM’s Mission


ARM Headquarters

Headquartered in Pittsburgh’s thriving robotics community, ARM is an integral part of Pittsburgh’s strategy to define the future of the global manufacturing economy. Currently located in Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), ARM will be relocating to Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green. This new development in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood will provide needed space for ARM member collaboration, dedicated space for workforce training, and more.

Read more about Hazelwood Green.

Our Leadership Team

  • Byron Clayton
    Byron Clayton Chief Executive Officer
  • Jay Douglass
    Jay Douglass Chief Operating Officer
  • Rebecca Hartley
    Rebecca Hartley Chief Workforce Officer
  • Arnold Kravitz
    Arnold Kravitz Chief Technology Officer
  • Elaine Rowzee

Government Leadership

  • Nihad Alfaysale
  • Greg Hudas
    Greg Hudas Program Manager
  • Abhai Kumar
    Abhai Kumar OSD Liaison
  • Scott Leonard
    Scott Leonard Government Strategic Advisor
  • Steve Turek
    Steve Turek Government Chief Technology Advisor

ARM Board

  • Dr. Gary Fedder – Vice Provost for Research, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mr. Brett Lambert – Vice President for Corporate Strategy, Northrop Grumman
  • Ms. Petra Mitchell – President and CEO, Catalyst Connection
  • Mr. John O’Leary – Vice President of Engineering, Airbus Americas
  • Dr. David Parekh – Corporate Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center
  • Mr. Sam Reiman – Associate Director, Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Dr. Hauke Schmidt – Vice President of  Research and Technology Center, Robert Bosch LLC
  • Dr. Martin Schmidt – Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wilcox – VP Digital Transformation, Lockheed Martin

Join Our Team

ARM is a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. Ideal applicants thrive in a start-up setting and are passionate about ARM’s mission.