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With over 110 years of experience, Acme Manufacturing Company, globally serves 20 industries including; Aerospace, Energy, Automotive, Heavy Truck, Lock Hardware, Plumbing, Firearms, Hand Tools, Medical Implants, Surgical Instruments, Foundry, Construction and Agriculture, just to name of few. Acme leads the field in the design and manufacture of Robotic Material Removal Systems (Buffing, Polishing, Grinding, Deburring, Superfinishing) & Coated Abrasive Belt Precision Centerless Grinding Systems. This vast experience and expertise gives Acme the innate ability to provide innovative and cost-saving turnkey Automation Solutions. Acme is a past recipient of the President’s “E” Award as well as the President’s “E Star” Award, given by the US Commerce Department for excellence in promoting exports. Acme has been a strategic partner with FANUC America for over 35 years and is a Level IV Certified Servicing Integrator. Acme is also ISO 9001:2015 certified and is an RIA Certified Integrator. Acme can meet CE and UL design requirements.

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Fritz Carlson Appointed President and CEO of Acme Manufacturing Company

POSTED 10/13/2016

Acme Manufacturing Company in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.A., the world leader in design and manufacturing of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring and grinding systems since 1910, has announced G. A. “Fritz” Carlson III as President, Chief Executive officer (CEO) and majority shareholder of Acme.

Fritz joined Acme in 1984 and has been involved in the company’s strategic global growth for over 32 years. He is the fourth generation family member to become owner of Acme.

As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all company operations and is instrumental in the company’s direction for advancing robotic deburring and polishing automation solutions with an emphasis in the aerospace engine components and consumer products industries.

Fritz holds an Executive M.B.A. from the Advanced Management Program of Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.

Fritz is an active member of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), Robotics Industry Association (RIA), and Young Presidents Organization (Gold) (YPO).

Under a separate announcement Glen Carlson Jr. now holds the title Chairman Emeritus.

Glen retired as Chairman after 58 years of service and has played a valuable role in the metal finishing automation machinery industry.