A3 Boards of Directors

A3 Directors and Technology Strategy Boards

In serving the automation industry, Directors play a vital role in helping our member companies grow and succeed.

Meet the A3 Board of Directors and Members of the Technology Strategy Boards

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is led and governed by the A3 Board of Directors. We also have Technology Strategy Boards in Robotics, Vision & Imaging, and Motion Control & Motors that provide strategic direction and help us stay on top of industry trends and needs. These boards are key to the success of the industry association. Our directors demonstrate expertise in their field, hold a position of industry leadership and a strong desire and commitment to selflessly help the industry. They are elected by the membership to serve two year terms.

If you are interested in serving on one of the Technology Strategy Boards, please contact A3. Calls for nominations are sent yearly to all members.


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A3 Board of Directors

John Payne

John Payne

A3 Board Chairperson

Vice President Motion Division

Jeremy Bergh

Jeremy Bergh

President - North America

Gunnar Block

Gunnar Block

Senior Product Manager

Jeffrey Burnstein

Jeffrey Burnstein

President

Matt French

Matt French

Senior Vice President/General Manager

Joe Gemma

Joe Gemma

Global VP Sales & Marketing

Milton Guerry

Milton Guerry

President

Greg Hollows

Gregory Hollows

Vice President, Imaging Business Unit

Paul Horvat

Paul Horvat

Vice President Business Development

Steve Wardell

Steve Wardell

Director, Imaging

Matthew Wicks

Matthew Wicks

Senior Director of Robotics


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A3 Robotics Technology Strategy Board

Matthew Wicks

Matthew Wicks

A3 Robotics TSB Chairperson

Senior Director of Robotics

Milton Guerry

Milton Guerry

A3 Robotics TSB First Vice-Chairperson

President

Lou Finazzo

Lou Finazzo

A3 Robotics TSB Second Vice-Chairperson

General Manager – Sales

Kevin Blankespoor

Kevin Blankespoor

Senior Vice President and General Manager - Warehouse Robotics

Jeffrey Burnstein

Jeffrey Burnstein

President

Carl Doeksen

Carl Doeksen

Global Robotics & Automation Leader

Joe Gemma

Joe Gemma

A3 Robotics TSB Past Chairperson

Global VP Sales & Marketing

Jane Heffner

Jane Heffner

Director Sales - Eastern Region, Robots & Applications USA

Mark Lewandowski

Mark Lewandowski

Robotics Network Innovation Leader

Robert Little

Robert Little

CEO

Ken McLaughlin

Ken McLaughlin

Director of Operations

Gary McMurray

Gary McMurray

Associate Director for Industry

Eric Nieves

Eric Nieves

Founder

Matt Rendall

Matt Rendall

Co-Founder and CEO

Craig Savalaggio

Craig Salvalaggio

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Sam

Mike Sam

Vice President, Engineering Operations

Tom Stocker

Tom Stocker

Director of North American Sales

Melonee Wise

Melonee Wise

CEO


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A3 Vision & Imaging Technology Strategy Board

Steve Wardell

Steve Wardell

A3 Vision & Imaging TSB Chairperson

Director, Imaging

Jeremy Bergh

Jeremy Bergh

A3 Vision & Imaging TSB Vice-Chairperson

President - North America

John Agapakis

John Agapakis

Director, Traceability Product Management

Darcy Bachert

Darcy Bachert

CEO

Ghislain Beaupré

Ghislain Beaupré

Vice President, R&D and Operations

David Bruce

David Bruce

Engineering Manager - General Industry & Automotive Segment

Jeffrey Burnstein

Jeffrey Burnstein

President

John Butler

John Butler

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Eric Danziger

Eric Danziger

Co-Founder & CEO

David Dechow

David Dechow

Principal Vision Systems Architect

Sebastian Dignard

Sebastian Dignard

President

Greg Hollows

Gregory Hollows

A3 Vision & Imaging TSB Past Chairperson

Vice President - Imaging Business Unit

Armin Khatoonabadi

Armin Khatoonabadi

CEO

Steve Kinney

Steve Kinney

Director of Engineering

Mark Kolvites

Mark Kolvites

Senior Technical Sales Manager

Daniel Lau

Daniel Lau

Director of Graduate Studies

Rusty Ponce de Leon

Rusty
Ponce de Leon

President


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A3 Motion Control & Motors Technology Strategy Board

Matt French

Matt French

A3 Motion Control & Motors TSB Chairperson

Senior Vice President/General Manager

Gunnar Block

Gunnar Block

A3 Motion Control & Motors TSB Vice-Chairperson

Senior Product Manager

Paul Horvat

Paul Horvat

A3 Motion Control & Motors TSB Vice-Chairperson

Vice President Business Development

Chris Blake

Chris Blake

President

Jeffrey Burnstein

Jeffrey Burnstein

President

Phil Faluotico

Phil Faluotico

EMERF President

Director Motor Engineering

Michael Devine

Michael Devine

PMD Chairperson

Senior Applications Engineer

Matt Hanson

Matt Hanson

General Manager Industrial Markets

Jim Hulman

Jim Hulman

Business Development Manager

Bill Kegley

Bill Kegley

Director, Product Management, Kinetix Motion Control

Deb Kling

Deb Kling

Director of Commercial Marketing

John Krasnokutsky

John Krasnokutsky

Director, Marketing & Product Management

Kevin McNicholas

Kevin McNicholas

Vice President - Sales Channel Development

Corey Morton

Corey Morton

Head of Product Management

John Payne

John Payne

A3 Motion Control & Motors TSB Past Chairperson

Vice President Motion Division

Eric Rice

Eric Rice

Product Market Manager – Electric Automation

Silas Robertson

Silas Robertson

SVP Sales and Marketing

Andy Sklierenko

Andy Sklierenko

VP Sales

Peter Zafiro

Peter Zafiro

General Manager