GROWING U.S. MANUFACTURING THROUGH A DIVERSE MEMBER BASE

A Diverse Community with a Passion for Industrial Robotics Innovation

With more than 150 dedicated member organizations, ARM has created a national ecosystem of diverse companies who share a common mission – to grow U.S. manufacturing. Together, we will accelerate the use of industrial robots to provide a global competitive advantage, and implement programs that attract new workers or retrain existing workers with new skills that will make them more valuable in a manufacturing role, providing them with higher-paying, in-demand careers.

Advanced Robotics Member Ecosystem
Member Benefits

Membership Benefits

Depending on membership level, ARM members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Network with the broad ARM national consortium that includes partners in industry, technology, academia and government
  • Lead and participate in technical and education/workforce projects and influence roadmapping
  • Access Consortium-Developed Intellectual property
  • Engage in robust ARM Regional Collaboratives
  • Access ARM expertise and research
  • Access shared R&D infrastructure
  • Participate in member-only regional and national meetings to drive innovation
  • Apply to work on ARM’s leadership councils to influence direction
  • Access our digital community to network and facilitate project-teaming, submit project proposals, engage within our regional collaboratives and leadership groups, submit company news for consortium distribution, and more.

Types of Membership

With almost 150 dedicated member organizations, ARM has created a national ecosystem of diverse companies who share a common mission – to grow U.S. manufacturing. Together, we will accelerate the use of industrial robots to provide a global competitive advantage, and implement programs that attract new workers or retrain existing workers with new skills that will make them more valuable in a manufacturing role, providing them with higher-paying, in-demand careers.

Advanced Robotics Types of Membership
Advanced Robotics Geographic Regions

Regional Collaboratives

ARM’s network of regional collaboratives are critical to our national strategy . Eight regional collaboratives consist of volunteer members who serve as an extension of ARM in that area. These Regional Collaboratives are critical to ARM’s national strategy. By working with a local regional collaborative, you stay actively engaged with members in your area, have access to region-specific ARM events, and more. ARM leverages the insight provided by our eight collaboratives to guide our national strategy, capitalize on regional strengths, and to address regional gaps.

ARM’s Regional Collaboratives integrate local industry, technology companies, academia, nonprofits and government to:

  • Network with the broad ARM national consortium that includes partners in industry, technology, academia and government
  • Promote strategic alliances with member organizations
  • Strengthen local industry
  • Enhance business best practices
  • Develop competitive human capital
  • Speed impact
  • Improve quality assurance

Member Leadership Councils

ARM members have the opportunity to serve on the committees outlined below. Our Stakeholder Executive Committee (SEC) and our Regional Collaborative Committee are selected through member elections. Our Education/Workforce Development Committee (EWAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) are selected by our government team, CWO, and CTO.

STAKEHOLDER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (SEC)

The SEC is tasked with advising ARM on strategic business operations. Leaders on the SEC are empowered to form subcommittees, drawing from the Member organizations, RRICs, TAC and EWAC, to assist ARM leadership in ongoing operations, and developing and updating the Program Plan, the Business and Sustainability Plan, and performance metrics.

  • Martial Herbert – Carnegie Mellon University
  • David Hills – Airbus
  • Matthew Kiley – Arconic Technology Center
  • Robbie Mandelbaum – Lockheed Martin
  • Prabhakar Pagilla – Texas A&M University
  • Dave Rapaport – Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Curtis Richardson – Spirit AeroSystems Inc
  • Joerg Schulte – BMW
  • Le Tang – ABB
  • Krystyn Van Vilet – MIT
REGIONAL COLLABORATIVES COMMITTEE (RCC)

The Regional Collaborative Committee provides ARM with critical intelligence about the regional robotics, manufacturing, and workforce efforts taking place across the nation. Committee members will support ARM by providing advice regarding its regional priorities and activities such as state funding opportunities, best practices, trends and challenges.

GREAT LAKES REGION:
  • Dan Radomski – Optimal Process Technologies
MID ATLANTIC REGION:
  • Glenn Saunders – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
NORTH CENTRAL REGION:
  • Debbie Franklin – Wichita State
NORTHEAST REGION:
  • Carlos Martinez – ABB
NORTHWEST REGION:
  • Bill Smart – Oregon State
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION:
  • Stavros Kalafatis – Texas A&M
SOUTHEAST REGION:
  • Venkat Krovi – Clemson
SOUTHWEST REGION:
  • Gregg Profozich – CMTC
MEP:
  • Chuck Spangler – South Carolina – MEP
  • Anna Mancuso – Catalyst Connection – MEP
  • Matt Minner – Catalyst Connection – MEP
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)

Leaders on ARM’s TAC drive the creation and iteration of the technical strategy, including the technology roadmap. TAC members also provide advice regarding potential technology synergies with other Manufacturing USA institutes to ensure a strong national manufacturing ecosystem.

  • Tom Fuhlbrigge– ABB
  • Rick Barto– Lockheed Martin
  • John Wen–  RPI
  • Elena Messina– NIST
  • SK Gupta– USC
  • Juan Aparicio– Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Matt Robinson– SWRI
  • Philip Freeman– Boeing
  • Joerg Schulte– BMW
  • Richard Voyles– Purdue
  • Jeff Mendoza– UTRC
  • John Lizzi– GE
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (EWAC)

Leaders on the ARM’s EWAC drive the design and deployment of the industry-partnered training and credentialing programs that will inspire, recruit, and prepare the future workforce.

  • Cindy Lawley– Texas A&M
  • Nadja Koehler– ABB
  • Brian Wilson– Duro
  • Ronald Marlow– National Urban League
  • Patrick Hillberg– Siemens
  • Ron Painter–  National Association of Workforce Boards
  • Dion Jackson–  USC
  • Mike Gennert–  WPI
  • Doug Jensen–  Rock Valley College
  • Sarah Dagit–  Phoenix First response

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