Automation company AMT promotes Salvalaggio to COO

ORION TWP.—Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company, announced that vice president of operations services Craig Salvalaggio has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AMT.

“Craig is an accomplished leader with a passion for people and for the business of AMT,” AMU President and CEO Michael Jacobs said. “As he has risen through the organization, Craig has lived and breathed AMT’s purpose and core values earning the respect and trust of our employees, as well as our customers and partners. Of all the people I know, no one is more capable and better suited for this role than Craig, and I would like to offer him my heartiest congratulations.”

As COO, Salvalaggio will lead overall operations of Applied Manufacturing Technologies services along with sales, engineering, and talent management.

Salvalaggio joined AMT in 2003 as a robotics software engineer, and was promoted through the ranks to project manager, engineering general manager, vice president of engineering, vice president of operations, and most recently COO. Salvalaggio holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lake Superior State University, a Master of Science in operations management, and an MBA from Kettering University.

Salvalaggio is actively involved in the Robotics Industries Association as a committee member and co-chair of the RIA Certified Integrator Program, as well as sitting on the board of directors for both RIA and its parent organization, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). A prolific writer, Salvalaggio has authored 15 technical articles in a variety of industry journals. He is also an in-demand speaker, presenting at a wide array of industry events, including RIA International Safety Conferences, Automate, SME, ATX West, The Battery Show, and RoboBusiness CRO Summits.

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies offers products and services in robot automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, and turnkey industrial controls globally. More than 120 controls and automation engineers with over 1,250 combined years of experience are engaged in automation projects across an array of industries. From AMT’s Orion Township 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.

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