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Allied Motion Technologies appoints Robert B. Engel to board


November 5, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Allied Motion Technologies, a designer and manufacturer that sells precision and specialty controlled motion products and solutions, has appointed Robert B. Engel to its board of directors.

Engel will serve as an independent director and has been appointed as a member of the audit and compensation committees of the board. With the addition of Engel, Allied’s board is now composed of eight directors, six of whom are independent.

“With many years of experience as a chief executive officer, Bob brings an impressive skillset, with many years of successfully driving business growth and transformation through effective strategic assessment, planning and execution,” says Dick Warzala, chairman and CEO of Allied Motion. “In addition, his knowledge and experience with audit requirements, regulatory compliance, internal controls and risk management enables him to be an immediate and effective contributor to the Allied Motion board of directors.”

Engel has over 40 years of business and leadership experience and currently serves as chief executive officer and managing director of BLT Advisory Services, a boutique advisory firm he joined in 2017, which provides guidance for business transformation, brand building and governance, as well as business and leadership development.

Prior to BLT Advisory Services, Engel was in the banking industry for more than 30 years, including 17 years at CoBank, ACB in Denver, Colorado, serving first as president and chief operating officer and subsequently being promoted to president and chief executive officer, responsible for leading the bank’s strategic and business initiatives. Under his leadership, CoBank delivered 17 consecutive years of earnings growth and was consistently rated among the safest banks in the world by Global Finance Magazine.

Allied Motion is headquartered in Amherst, New York and has global operations that sell into markets across the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. Its products include brush and brushless DC motors, brushless servo and torque motors, coreless DC motors, integrated brushless motor-drives, gear motors, gearing, modular digital servo drives, motion controllers and more.