Inaugural Leadership Teams Announced


Suzy Teele
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Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Announces Inaugural Leadership Teams

(April 2, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA) Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) today announced its four inaugural leadership teams. ARM is a member-driven, public-private partnership, partially funded by the Department of Defense, whose mission is to aid in the growth of the U.S. manufacturing economy by accelerating innovations in industrial robotics technology and supporting the creation of high-value manufacturing jobs.

Leadership team members will represent the membership at large and provide advice on a variety of issues including education and workforce development and technology strategies and roadmaps, regional impact, and sustainability. Members serve one or two-year terms and will convene in April 2018.

The four leadership organizations are as follows:

Stakeholder Executive Committee (SEC)
The SEC is tasked with advising ARM on strategic business operations and offering suggestions for ongoing operations, the program plan, the business and sustainability plan, and performance metrics.

Martial Hebert, 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 Vliet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Education and Workforce Advisory Committee (EWAC)
Leaders on 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 University
Nadja Koehler, ABB
Brian Wilson, Duro UAS
Ronald Marlow, National Urban League
Patrick Hillberg, Siemens Digital Factory
Ron Painter, National Association of Workforce Boards
Dion Jackson, University of Southern California
Mike Gennert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Doug Jensen, Rock Valley College
Sarah Dagit, Phoenix First Response
Scott Leonard, Government Strategic Advisor

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, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards and Technology
SK Gupta, University of Southern California
Juan Aparicio, Siemens Corporate Technology
Matt Robinson, Southwest Research Institute
Philip Freeman, Boeing
Joerg Schulte, BMW
Richard Voyles, Purdue University
Jeff Mendoza, United Technologies Research Center
John Lizzi, GE
Steve Turek, Government Chief Technology Advisor

Regional Collaboratives Council (RCC)
The RCC provides ARM with critical intelligence about the regional robotics, manufacturing, and workforce efforts taking place across the nation, supporting ARM by providing advice on regional priorities and activities such as state funding opportunities, best practices, trends and challenges.

MEP: Chuck Spangler, South Carolina MEP
MEP: Anna Mancuso, Catalyst Connection
MEP: Matt Minner, Catalyst Connection
Great Lakes: Dan Radomski, Optimal Process Technologies
Mid-Atlantic: Glenn Saunders, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
North Central: Debbie Franklin, Wichita State University
Northeast: Carlos Martinez, ABB
Northwest: Bill Smart, Oregon State University
South Central: Stavros Kalafatis, Texas A&M University
Southeast: Venkat Krovi, Clemson University
Southwest: Gregg Profozich, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)

“Our inaugural council members represent some of the most innovative organizations in the industrial robotics and education ecosystem, and we are extremely pleased to have them work with ARM and our members to drive our mission of growing U.S. manufacturing”, stated Dr. Byron Clayton, ARM CEO. “We look forward to receiving their support and advice as we continue to drive our nation’s manufacturing renaissance.”

About ARM
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, we accelerate transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, and partially funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA network.




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