Industry 4.0 Career Pathways

ARM Exchange Panel Discussion: Industry 4.0 Career Pathways – Tomorrow is Now Today

In this ARM Exchange panel discussion, experts from the ARM Member ecosystem discuss Industry 4.0 career pathways. These experts are helping to prepare the U.S. manufacturing workforce to thrive in an increasingly automated world and will discuss what this means in today’s environment – with a pandemic and ever-changing technology.

This webinar took place in July 2020 – access the recording below:

Moderator:

Suzy Teele, Head of Marketing & Communications at the ARM Institute

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute catalyzes robotics and workforce solutions to strengthen the US industrial base. Structured as a public-private partnership, ARM is funded by the Department of Defense and works with its 240+ member organizations that span government, industry, and academia to secure our nation’s future. The ARM Institute is part of the Manufacturing USA® network.

Ms. Teele has over twenty years of experience in technology business strategy, product management, customer acquisition and retention, marketing, sales, and business development. Suzy was also an executive at several technology companies.

 

 


Panelists:

Juan Aparicio, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens Corporate Technology

Juan leads a Siemens Corporate Technology team of automation-enthusiasts, innovators, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who are passionate about disruptive technologies in advanced robotics and AI. His team specializes in bridging the gap between industry and academia. His goal is to create intelligent autonomous industrial machines with a combination of automation, digitalization and AI. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, member of A3 strategic committee on AI and a MIT Tech Review Innovator Under 35 Europe 2019. His work has been featured in the New York Times, The Robot Report, Forbes, MIT Tech Review and other media outlets. Juan will provide his valuable insights on skills needed for R&D robotics roles.

Anthony Nighswander, President and Founder of APT Manufacturing Solutions

APT Manufacturing Solutions (APT), founded in 1996, is a full-service automation, machining, and CNC company and in the top 20 integrators in the United States. APT specializes in robotic picking, packing, and palletizing along with the integration of the fillers, case erectors, stretch wrap and conveyor equipment as part of the turnkey solution. APT has a passion for the education and has partnered with FANUC EDU to develop Advanced Manufacturing Equipment and Curriculum for educational institutions across the Americas. They believe in training up as they have a high School Training program and a state certified Apprenticeship program, along with hiring from Fanuc’s Soldier for Life Training Program.

 

Ted Rozier, Director of Engineering at Festo Didactic North America

Festo Didactic is the world-leading equipment and solution provider for technical education. They design and implement learning laboratories, educational equipment and programs that train people to perform in highly dynamic and complex industrial environments. Their goal is to maximize the learning success in educational institutions and industrial companies around the globe. Festo Didactic’s training meshes the technical learning content with knowledge and training courses from other specialist areas, such as process optimization, management, and communication.

 

 

 


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The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute catalyzes robotics and workforce solutions to strengthen the US industrial base. Structured as a public-private partnership, ARM is funded by the Department of Defense and works with its 240+ member organizations that span government, industry, and academia to secure our nation’s future. The ARM Institute is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. Learn more at www.arminstitute.org.

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