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

Milton Guerry

Milton Guerry

A3 Board Chairperson

Chair, A3 Robotics

President

Gunnar Block

Gunnar Block

Chair, A3 Motion Control & Motors

Senior Product Manager

Jeff Burnstein

Jeff Burnstein

A3 President

Darcy Bachert

Darcy Bachert

Chair, A3 Vision & Imaging

CEO

Lou Finazzo

Lou Finazzo

Vice President

Steve Kinney

Steve Kinney

Director of Engineering

John Lizzi

John Lizzi

Executive Leader, Robotics

Rashmi Misra

Rashmi Misra

Chair, A3 Artificial Intelligence

GM AI Platforms, Business Development

Eric Rice

Eric Rice

Product Market Manager – Electric Automation

Steve Wardell

Steve Wardell

Director, Imaging

Matthew Wicks

Matthew Wicks

Senior Director of Product Management - Robotics Automation


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A3 Robotics Technology Strategy Board

Milton Guerry

Milton Guerry

A3 Robotics TSB Chairperson

Lou Finazzo

Lou Finazzo

First Vice Chair

Vice President Sales

Erik Nieves

Erik Nieves

Second Vice Chair

CEO

Carl Doeksen

Carl Doeksen

Global Robotics/Automation Leader

Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans

Robotics CTO

Joe Gemma

Joe Gemma

Chief Revenue Officer

Jane Heffner

Jane Heffner

Vice President of Sales

Christelle Keefer

Christelle Keefer

Global Product Manager for Robotics Education

Mark Lewandowski

Mark Lewandowski

Robotics Network Innovation Leader

Scot Lindemann

Scot Lindemann

CEO

Robert Little

Robert Little

CEO

Matt Rendall

Matt Rendall

Co-Founder and CEO

Ted Rozier

Ted Rozier

Executive Director of Advanced Technology and Robotics

Craig Savalaggio

Craig Salvalaggio

Chief Operating Officer

Stu Shepherd

Stu Shepherd

President

Tom Stocker

Tom Stocker

Director of North American Sales

Matthew Wicks

Matthew Wicks

Senior Director of Product Management - Robotics Automation

Melonee Wise

Melonee Wise

CTO


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A3 Vision & Imaging Technology Strategy Board

Darcy Bachert

Darcy Bachert

A3 Vision TSB Chairperson

CEO

Steve Kinney

Steve Kinney

First Vice Chair

Director of Engineering

Jeff Adolf

Jeff Adolf

Enterprise Vision Specialist

John Agapakis

John Agapakis

Director, Traceability Product Management

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Digital Business Consultant-Vision

Ghislain Beaupré

Ghislain Beaupré

Vice President and General Manager

David Bruce

David Bruce

Engineering Manager

David Dechow

David Dechow

Owner/Founder

Jonathan Hou

Jonathan Hou

President

Armin Khatoonabadi

Armin Khatoonabadi

CEO

Daniel Lau

Daniel Lau

Utilities Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Mayers

David Mayers

Sales Director, North America

Pablo Molina

Pablo Molina

CTO, VP of Product, Chairman, Co-founder

Rusty Ponce de Leon

Rusty Ponce de Leon

President

Gloria Putnam

Gloria Putnam

Global Director, Marketing & Sale

John Salls

John Salls

Owner/Engineer

Nick Sischka

Nick Sischka

Director of Imaging Product Development

Steve Wardell

Steve Wardell

Director, Imaging


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A3 Motion Control & Motors Technology Strategy Board

Gunnar Block

Gunnar Block

A3 Motion Control & Motors TSB Chairperson

Senior Product Manager

Eric Rice

Eric Rice

First Vice Chair

Product Market Manager – Electric Automation

Peter Zafiro

Peter Zafiro

Second Vice Chair

General Manager

Kevin Barker

Kevin Barker

President

Chris Blake

Chris Blake

President

Phil Faluotico

Phil Faluotico

Director Motor Engineering

David Gelfuso

David Gelfuso

COO

Matt Hanson

Matt Hanson

General Manager Industrial Markets, Bison

Ted Hiserodt

Ted Hiserodt

National Sales Manager

Jim Hulman

Jim Hulman

Business Development Manager

Bill Kegley

Bill Kegley

Director Product Management - Motion Control Business

John Krasnokutsky

John Krasnokutsky

Director, Marketing & Product Management

Kevin McNicholas

Kevin McNicholas

Managing Partner, Founder

Corey Morton

Corey Morton

Head of Product Management, North America

Scott Murr

Scott Murr

Vice President, Revenue Operaations

John Payne

John Payne

Vice President Motion Division

Silas Robertson

Silas Robertson

SVP Sales and Marketing

Andy Sklierenko

Andy Sklierenko

VP Sales


A3 Artificial Intelligence Technology Strategy Board

A3 Artificial Intelligence Technology Strategy Board

Rashmi Misra

Rashmi Misra

A3 Artificial Intelligence TSB Chairperson

GM AI Platforms, Business Development

Jeffery Abell

Jeffery Abell

Director & Chief Scientist for Global Manufacturing, Manufacturing Systems Research

Gerard Andrews

Gerard Andrews

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Robotics

Juan Aparicio

Juan Aparicio

CEO/Founder

Jon Battles

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Jon Battles

VP Technology Strategy

Henrik Christensen

Henrik Christensen

Researcher, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Investor

Claude Dinsmoor

Claude Dinsmoor

Vice President Robotics Research and Development

Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs

Founder, Executive

Torsten Kroeger

Torsten Kroeger

Chief Technology Officer

John Lizzi

John Lizzi

Executive Leader, Robotics

Joe Lui

Joe Lui

Managing Director, Global Robotics Practice Lead, Industry X.0

Jonathan Luse

Jonathan Luse

General Manager, Industrial Solutions Management

Bernd Raithel

Bernd Raithel

Director Product Management & Marketing Siemens Factory Automation

Max Versace

Max Versace

CEO