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 by connecting industry, education and government to help businesses stay in business.

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Helping businesses stay in business.

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
John BedzJohn Bedz
Manager, Special Programs
Lisa StiefLisa Stief
Director, Operations
Shelly WatkinsShelly Watkins
Global Event Manager
Rebecca ThibaultRebecca Thibault
Process Engineer and IT Manager
Catherine SteinerCatherine Steiner
Global Events Manager
Eric DavisEric Davis
Technology Investment Analyst
Pete DiSantePete DiSante
Project Manager, Defense
Nicole KampeNicole Kampe
Digital Editor
Noel NevshehirNoel Nevshehir
Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships
Lisa LasserLisa Lasser
Manager, International Business Services
John ShirkJohn Shirk
Manager, Accounting and Human Resources
Dan StewartDan Stewart
Relationship Manager
Kathy GaluardiKathy Galuardi
Relationship Manager
Julie BelangerJulie Belanger
Engagement Manager
Maureen KijekMaureen Kijek
Project Manager
Matthew ConleyMatthew Conley
Engagement Manager
Nicole ZapoliNicole Zapoli
Emily VarnerEmily Varner
Project Manager
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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
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
Carla McKelvey
Kelly Services
Pradip Sengupta
IPS Technology Services, LLC
Bill Rayl
Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA)
Peter Provenzano
Oakland Community College
Sean Newell
Ford Motor Company
Gary Krus
Hirotec America
Tim Finerty
Clayton & McKervey
Gary Conrad

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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