Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus.

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Helping businesses stay in business.

Our Mission

The mission of Automation Alley is to help businesses stay in business by equipping them with the necessary knowledge to leverage 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
Cynthia HutchisonCynthia Hutchison
Vice President
Alison TrumbleAlison Trumble
Account Executive
John BedzJohn Bedz
Manager, Special Programs
Lisa StiefLisa Stief
Director, Operations
Kristin O'NeillKristin O'Neill
Program Manager
Shelly WatkinsShelly Watkins
Event Producer
Rebecca ThibaultRebecca Thibault
Multimedia Producer and IT Manager
Catherine SteinerCatherine Steiner
Special Events Liaison
Nick OlczakNick Olczak
Operations Specialist
Eric DavisEric Davis
Technology Investment Analyst
Pete DiSantePete DiSante
Project Manager, Defense
Nicole KampeNicole Kampe
Manager, Global Content Strategy & Development
Noel NevshehirNoel Nevshehir
Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships
Lisa LasserLisa Lasser
Manager, International Business Services
Maryann DaddowMaryann Daddow
Vice President, Finance
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
Operations Assistant
Matthew ConleyMatthew Conley
Engagement Manager
Jackson MorelandJackson Moreland
Marketing Strategist
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Our Board
Kurt Saldana
Diversified Technologies International
Donald Ishmael, Jr.
General Dynamics Land Systems
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
Lawrence Wu
Beaumont Health
Adam Wilburn
FCA US LLC
Jack Van Tiem
Kelly Services
Pradip Sengupta
IPS Technology Services, LLC
Bill Rayl
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
Peter Provenzano
Oakland Community College
Sean Newell
Ford Motor Company
Gary Krus
Hirotec America
Tim Finerty
Clayton & McKervey
Gary Conrad
Autodesk
Sean Carlson,
Oakland County

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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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