Manufacturing AUTOMATION

AMT announces two more senior appointments

February 13, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has promoted Rick Vanden Boom to vice-president of sales and hired Mark McGinnis as director of systems engineering.

Vanden Boom was formerly the vice-president of the Automated Systems Group (ASG) and, in his new role, will focus on setting sales strategy, managing the sales team and managing key customer relationships.

He joined the company as business development manager in 2013 and is a graduate of the National Institute of Technology with a degree in electronics engineering.

“A true team player and RISE Core Value Award recipient, Rick took the reins for ASG operations at a critical time for AMT,” says Michael Jacobs, president and CEO. “He has been responsible for building the most capable ASG team that we’ve ever had. Rick has a passion for people and the business of AMT.”


In addition, Mark McGinnis joined AMT this month as director of systems engineering, and has direct responsibility for ASG, which is dedicated to the design and build of turnkey automated robotic systems.

Prior to joining AMT, McGinnis served for 16 years in a variety of leadership roles at a large automation systems integrator and has worked more than 25 years in the automation industry. A graduate of Ferris State University, McGinnis holds a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering.

“We are thrilled to have Mark join our executive team. He is a very well-known and respected leader in the automation industry, and his knowledge and experience will be a great asset to AMT as we expand our ASG operations,” says Jacobs.

The company also recently promoted Craig Salvalaggio to chief operating officer.

AMT is an automation engineering company that supports manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders, and users of robotic automation around the world.

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