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Automation Industry Veteran Scott Kilpatrick Joins AMT as VP of Sales


AMT Scott Kilpatrick

Applied Manufacturing Technologies brings Scott Kilpatrick on as vice president of sales in a strategic hire to support an increase in demand for the company’s end of line solutions, advanced material handling, and engineering services offerings.

Orion, MI – August 9, 2022 Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company supporting warehousing and logistics, robot companies, system integrators, line builders and users of robotic automation worldwide, today announced the strategic hire of Scott Kilpatrick as vice president of sales.

Working together with Chief Operating Officer Craig Salvalaggio, Kilpatrick will focus on growing and leading the AMT sales team, developing engineers and sales personnel to lead fulfilling professional lives in an environment of advancing high performers.

“Scott provides the industry knowledge and insight to help navigate strategic accounts and lead overall sales for AMT. He’s a natural sales professional with credibility in all aspects of his career,” said Salvalaggio.  “Scott has joined AMT to help build the next generation of our customer-facing team through mentorship and guidance; culture is very important to AMT and our leadership team. The combination of hiring smart, hungry, and humble people into all aspects of AMT is a core competency that keeps our culture strong. Scott possesses the character traits that we uphold in our industry and the core values of AMT: integrity, respect, excellence in reputation, and support of our team members.”

Beginning his career as a process engineer, Kilpatrick came up through the ranks in industrial automation, bringing nearly 30 years of experience to his position as vice president of sales at AMT.  Having previously held positions at several prominent automation firms, Kilpatrick was most recently the vice president of global business development at Acme Manufacturing, where he expanded the company’s footprint in the U.S., Singapore, and Southeast Asia.  He also expanded their product offering in complex robotic applications, including adaptive robotic solutions, in the aerospace industry and others around the world.

A FANUC Authorized System Integrator and three-time winner of the FANUC Sales Growth Award, AMT offers full-service systems integration, specializing in end of line solutions, complex material handling systems, and engineering support such as turnkey industrial controls, robotic programming, and automation consulting. Bringing together best-in-class technologies and custom automation, AMT provides high-quality, cost-effective automation solutions.  The company’s solutions have benefited manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, medical, alternative energy, fabricated metal, industrial machinery, rubber and plastics, food and beverage, and many other industries.

About Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies is an industry leader in automated end of line solutions, complex material handling systems, and engineering support globally.  AMT employs more than 120 experienced and highly-trained controls and automation engineers with over 1,250 combined years of experience 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 more than 25,000 automation systems worldwide on 5,500 projects for more than 600 customers.  For more information, visit AMT’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.