Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center and home to the World Economic Forum's US Center 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
Nicole ZapoliNicole Zapoli
Vice President of Finance
Noel NevshehirNoel Nevshehir
Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships
Nicole KampeNicole Kampe
Director of Marketing
Lisa StiefLisa Stief
Director of Operations
Dan StewartDan Stewart
Director of Sales
John ShirkJohn Shirk
Manager, Accounting and Human Resources
Kathy GaluardiKathy Galuardi
Relationship Manager
Katelyn KontnyKatelyn Kontny
Project Manager
Rebecca ThibaultRebecca Thibault
Process Engineer and IT Manager
Sean HealeySean Healey
Multimedia Manager
Laura GearhartLaura Gearhart
Digital Marketing Manager & Graphic Designer
Dennis BurckDennis Burck
Digital Content Editor
Emily MillerEmily Miller
Grants Manager
Eric DavisEric Davis
Technology Investment Analyst
Matthew ConleyMatthew Conley
Engagement Manager
Wanda NormanWanda Norman
Project Manager
Maureen KijekMaureen Kijek
Project Manager
Lisa LasserLisa Lasser
Manager, International Business Services
Pete DiSantePete DiSante
Project Manager, Defense
John BedzJohn Bedz
Manager, Special Programs
Shelly WatkinsShelly Watkins
Global Events Manager
Catherine SteinerCatherine Steiner
Global Events Manager
Sean FabianSean Fabian
Office Manager and Operations Assistant
Mary KellyMary Kelly
Sales Administrator
Emily VarnerEmily Varner
Project Manager
Pamela YorkPamela York
Executive Assistant
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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
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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