US-based manufacturing is due for a resurgence. 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 ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people and robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to develop and produce the world’s most desired products by:

  • Creating a nationwide group of elite manufacturing, academic, technology and government organizations that share the common mission of a robust U.S. manufacturing ecosystem
  • Accomplishing work that develops, scales-up, and commercializes key enabling technologies for manufacturing and the overall supply chain
  • Building a repository of industrial robotics solutions, applications and information
  • Developing a national, standardized framework for robotics careers
  • Establishing a repository of best-in-class workforce training and education programs, resources, and pathways
  • Enabling networking activities among stakeholders that encourage innovation through research activities, outreach, and diffusion
  • Forming collaborations with other Manufacturing Innovation Institutes that leverage the intersections and convergences in our missions

As a national membership-based consortium, you have the opportunity to join us in fulfilling our mission and working towards our goals! Email [email protected] to learn more about how you can get involved.

ARM is a member of Manufacturing USA, a network of 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.

The ARM Institute Mission

The ARM Institute accelerates the development and adoption of innovative robotics technologies that are the foundation of every advanced manufacturing activity today and in the future. We leverage a unique, robust and diverse ecosystem of partners across industry, academia and government to:


ARM Headquarters at Mill 19

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. ARM has a state-of-the-art headquarters in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. This brand new development provides space for ARM member collaboration, dedicated classrooms for workforce training, and more.

Read more about Hazelwood Green.

Our Leadership Team

  • Jay Douglass
    Jay Douglass Chief Operating Officer
  • Arnold Kravitz
    Arnold Kravitz Chief Technology Officer
  • Lisa Masciantonio
    Lisa Masciantonio Chief Workforce Officer
  • Louisa Michaels
  • Ira Moskowitz
    Ira Moskowitz Chief Executive Officer

Government Leadership

  • Nihad Alfaysale
    Nihad Alfaysale Government Chief Technology Adviser
  • Elizabeth Henry
  • Greg Hudas
    Greg Hudas Program Manager
  • Abhai Kumar
    Abhai Kumar OSD Liaison
  • Scott Leonard
    Scott Leonard Government Strategic Advisor

ARM Board

  • Mr. Patrick Antkowiak – President of CEM Technology Advisors LLC
  • Dr. Marcia Ballinger – President, Lorain County Community College (LCCC)
  • Ms. Irene Barhyte – Chief of Operations of the Knight Cancer Institute
  • Mr. Eli Evankovich – Managing Partner, Aurelius Consulting Company
  • Dr. Gary Fedder – Director, Manufacturing Futures Initiative (MFI), Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mr. Brett Lambert – Managing Director, Densmore Group
  • Dr. Robert Mandelbaum – Director, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL)
  • Ms. Petra Mitchell – President and CEO, Catalyst Connection
  • Mr. Sam Reiman – Director, Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Dr. Martin Schmidt – Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Stolyarov – Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
  • Dr. Edward Tunstel – Chief Technology Officer, Motiv Space Systems, Inc. / Motiv Robotics

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. Any open positions are outlined below: