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Craig Salvalaggio to Participate in Panel Discussion “How Smaller Companies are Embracing Automation” at Automate Forward 2021 on March 22

AMT Automate Forward 2021 Craig Salvalaggio

Chief Operating Officer Craig Salvalaggio will speak on a panel entitled How Smaller Companies are Embracing Automation at Automate Forward 2021 on March 22, 2021.  The virtual conference is sponsored by A3 Association for Advancing Automation.

Craig Salvalaggio will share his expertise on the panel with industry luminaries Craig Zoberis, President of Fusion, John Tuohy, Senior Account Manager at ASI – FANUC America, and David Dechow, Principal at Integro Technologies.  The panel will be moderated by Alex Shikany, Vice President of Membership and Business Intelligence at A3.

The panel will discuss topics including calculating automation ROI, the current “skills gap,” preparing your workforce for automation, the “technology understanding gap,” and more.  There will be a Q&A session at the end to address audience questions.

Registration is free for this event.

A3 How Smaller Companies are Embracing Automation

Panel: How Smaller Companies are Embracing Automation

Event: Automate Forward 2021 produced by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

Date: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Registration: Free registration

Agenda: View the agenda here

AMT Hires Industrial Control Systems Expert Steven R. Johnstone

AMT Hires Steven R. Johnstone

AMT hires Steven R. Johnstone as Director – Controls Application to support an increase in demand for the company’s engineering services and control system integration solutions.

Orion, MI – February 23, 2021 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders, and users of robotic automation worldwide, today announced the hire of Steven R. Johnstone as Director – Controls Application.

“Steve is an industry professional with a proven track record of leadership in automation and brings added strength to our controls and automation team as we continue to grow,” said Chief Operating Officer Craig Salvalaggio.  “With AMT’s growth in systems integration and controls solutions, Steve will work to provide additional group and project leadership as we grow our presence within new industries. In addition to his business leadership, he will support the sales team with estimating and the execution team with project management. Steve is an industry pro and will work to represent AMT’s technical ability and ethics to serve our industry.”

Johnstone brings nearly three decades of experience in a wide variety of roles in the industrial automation and control systems industry to his new role at AMT.  Johnstone’s most recent position was senior electrical engineer at a large packaging products and systems company where he oversaw capital projects and supported plant operations.  For 25 years prior to that, Johnstone owned and operated JS Controls, Inc., which specialized in automation and systems integration for the Southeast Michigan region.

Johnstone holds a variety of certifications and training, including Schneider Unity Pro PLC Programming certification and Horner Automation’s OCS Training for PLCs / HMIs, as well as being a member of the Sandler Sales Institute’s President’s Club.  To his new role at AMT, Johnstone experience with all major industry brands, including Rockwell Automation, Allen Bradley, Siemens, SquareD, Modicon, Telemecanique, General Electric, Horner, and Unitronics.

About Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies is an industry leader in robot automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, and turnkey industrial controls globally. More than 120 experienced and highly-trained controls and automation engineers with over 1,250 combined years of experience are engaged in automation projects across an array of industries.  With a deep bench of experienced, innovative automation engineers, consultants, and programmers, AMT assists customers with projects at any stage of development, from conceptualization and design to troubleshooting and expansion. From AMT’s Orion, Michigan headquarters, the company has engineered over 25,000 automation systems worldwide on 5,500 projects for over 600 customers.  For more information, visit AMT’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

AMT Hires Senior Engineer and Controls Leader Arthur J. Kahler to Meet Increase in Demand for Manufacturing Control Systems

AMT AJ Kahler

AMT hires Arthur J. Kahler to support increase in demand for the company’s engineering services and control system integration solutions.

Orion, MI – December 16, 2020 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders, and users of robotic automation worldwide, today announced the hire of Senior Engineer and Controls Leader Arthur J. Kahler.

“AJ brings a long history with many different aspects of controls to his position at AMT,” said Chief Operating Officer Craig Salvalaggio.  “With AMT’s growth in systems integration and controls solutions, we will leverage AJ’s ability to work with many different control and technology platforms.  In addition to his technical leadership, he will support the team professionally with mentorship in their careers and overall group leadership.”

Kahler brings more than ten years of experience in industrial automation and control systems to his position at AMT.  His most recent position was senior field service engineer at Rockwell Automation where he supported a large array of products, managed automation projects, developed standards, and commissioned systems, as well as specializing in CIP motion, networks, HMIs, and process control.  Kahler also has industry experience in PID loops and process control in the chemical industry.   A graduate of Macomb Community College, Kahler holds his Associate’s degree in science as well as having completed several technical courses in controls engineering.

About Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies is an industry leader in robot automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, and turnkey industrial controls globally. More than 120 experienced and highly-trained controls and automation engineers with over 1,250 combined years of experience are engaged in automation projects across an array of industries.  With a deep bench of experienced, innovative automation engineers, consultants, and programmers, AMT assists customers with projects at any stage of development, from conceptualization and design to troubleshooting and expansion. From AMT’s Orion, Michigan headquarters, the company has engineered over 25,000 automation systems worldwide on 5,500 projects for over 600 customers.  For more information, visit AMT’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.