Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center and home to the World Economic Forum's US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing. With a global outlook and a regional focus, we facilitate public-private partnerships, connecting industry, education and government to help businesses thrive by successfully navigating the challenges of digital transformation.

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Helping Business Thrive in Digital Transformation.

Our Mission

Automation Alley helps businesses embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to develop a software-first mindset that leverages the intersections of advanced technologies, systems and people to jumpstart or accelerate a digital path to strategic success.

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Our Team
Tom KellyTom Kelly
Executive Director and CEO
Pavan MuzumdarPavan Muzumdar
Chief Operating Officer
Noel NevshehirNoel Nevshehir
Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships
Lisa StiefLisa Stief
Director, Operations
Nicole KampeNicole Kampe
Marketing Director
John BedzJohn Bedz
Manager, Special Programs
Dan StewartDan Stewart
Director of Sales
Nicole ZapoliNicole Zapoli
Controller
John ShirkJohn Shirk
Manager, Accounting and Human Resources
Shelly WatkinsShelly Watkins
Global Event Manager
Rebecca ThibaultRebecca Thibault
Process Engineer and IT Manager
Lisa LasserLisa Lasser
Manager, International Business Services
Catherine SteinerCatherine Steiner
Global Events Manager
Sean HealeySean Healey
Multimedia Manager
Laura GearhartLaura Gearhart
Graphic Designer & Digital Marketing Manager
Eric DavisEric Davis
Technology Investment Analyst
Pete DiSantePete DiSante
Project Manager, Defense
Kathy GaluardiKathy Galuardi
Relationship Manager
Julie BelangerJulie Belanger
Strategic Sales Analysis
Maureen KijekMaureen Kijek
Project Manager
Matthew ConleyMatthew Conley
Engagement Manager
Emily VarnerEmily Varner
Project Manager
Sean FabianSean Fabian
Office Manager and Operations Assistant
Wanda NormanWanda Norman
Project Manager
Dennis BurckDennis Burck
Digital Content Editor
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Our Board
Kurt Saldana
Diversified Technologies International
Sean Carlson
Oakland County
Rochelle Black
Oakland University
John Paul Rea
Macomb County Government
Joshua Hundt
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Kristopher Powell
HRPro/BenePro
Tom Kelly
Automation Alley
John Blanchard
General Motors
Liliana Ramirez
Ford Motor Company
Brad Barnard
Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Tarek Sobh
Lawrence Technological University
Lawrence Wu
Beaumont Health
Adam Wilburn
Stellantis
Carla McKelvey
Kelly Services
Pradip Sengupta
IPS Technology Services, LLC
Peter Provenzano
Oakland Community College
Sean Newell
Ford Motor Company
Gary Krus
Hirotec America
Tim Finerty
Clayton & McKervey
Gary Conrad
Autodesk

Our Partners

Automation Alley is proud to partner with organizations that are committed to leadership and progress during the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.

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