Canada’s Memex Automation joins The Association For Manufacturing Technology
July 31, 2014 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
July 31, 2014 – Memex Automation Inc., a manufacturer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) productivity solutions, has joined AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The Burlington, Ont.-based company specializes in networking machine tools to management information systems.
“AMT is a recognized leader in the world of manufacturing in a number of significant areas. AMT drove the creation of MTConnect, the open and royalty-free interoperability standard for shop floor connectivity, and over the past four years Memex Automation has played a key leadership role in developing the MTConnect community. We are very proud to be a member of AMT,” said David McPhail, president and CEO of Memex Automation. AMT also owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, where Memex has been an exhibitor since 1992.
“Memex supported AMT programs and events even before joining. As members, I look forward to the opportunity to work with a high energy, innovative group of individuals to grow AMT and improve the programs they already use, like MTConnect, IMTS and the [MC]2 Conference,” said Patrick McGibbon, vice-president, Industry Intelligence, The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Dave Edstrom, CTO of Memex Automation, knows AMT well. In 2006, he was part of a presentation at AMT’s annual meeting that led to the creation of MTConnect. Edstrom became AMT’s director for the Office of Strategic Innovation and served as president and chairman of the MTConnect Institute.
“I joined Memex because of its clear leadership position in MTConnect and driving productivity for manufacturing. It is with great pride that I can say Memex is a member of AMT,” said Edstrom.