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Applied Manufacturing Technologies announces new COO


February 10, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has promoted Craig Salvalaggio, formerly vice-president of operations services, to chief operating officer (COO).

“Craig is an accomplished leader with a passion for people and for the business of AMT,” says Michael Jacobs, vice-president of operations services, in a statement. “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.”

As COO, Salvalaggio will lead overall operations of Applied Manufacturing Technologies services along with sales, engineering, and talent management. His combination of technical expertise in automation and robotics combined with his visionary leadership ability led to his promotion.

Joining AMT in 2003, Salvalaggio was originally hired as a robotics software engineer before quickly being promoted through the ranks to project manager, engineering general manager, vice-president of engineering, vice-president of operations, and most recently chief operating officer.

Salvalaggio holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lake Superior State University, a Master of Science in operations management, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Kettering University.

Salvalaggio is actively involved in the Robotics Industries Association (RIA) 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 Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

In addition, 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.