By Stacey Federoff, Pittsburgh Business Times
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing announced its inaugural leadership teams.
Four teams of 10 to 13 academic and corporate representatives have formed to lead the public-private partnership, known as ARM.
“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”, said Byron Clayton, ARM CEO, in a prepared statement. “We look forward to receiving their support and advice as we continue to drive our nation’s manufacturing renaissance.”
The teams include a stakeholder executive committee, including Martial Herbert of Carnegie Mellon University; the education and workforce advisory committee; the technical advisory committee; and the regional collaboratives council, including Anna Mancuso and Matt Minner of Catalyst Connection.
The group, founded in January 2017 and a part of the Manufacturing USA network, has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to establish Hazelwood Green's Mill 19, which held a preview open house of the former steel plant in November.
ARM, partially funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, will research how industry can use new robotics technology, and named Clayton as CEO in January.
A full list of committee members are:
Stakeholder Executive Committee will advise on strategic business operations, ongoing operations, business and sustainability plan and performance metrics.
Education and Workforce Advisory Committee will work on the design and implementation of industry-partnered training and credentialing programs to prepare a future workforce.
Technical Advisory Committee will create technical strategy, provide advice for partnerships with other institutes to strengthen manufacturing in the U.S. overall.
Regional Collaboratives Council will provide information about regional robotics, manufacturing and workforce efforts across the country, and advise on state funding opportunities, best practices, trends and challenges.
Based in Pittsburgh, Catalyst Connection is an economic development organization dedicated to helping small manufacturers to improve their competitive performance. Catalyst advisors, consultants, and instructors offer training, consulting and administer financial programs that can provide funding for equipment, machinery, or capital improvements. As a nonprofit 501 (c)3 firm, the organization has been supporting Southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers for more than 25 years. For more information call 1-888-887-7472 or go to www.catalystconnection.org.