TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute recently announced that Gregg Profozich, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at CMTC, has been named to represent their membership and provide advice and insight to ARM. Leadership team members will represent the membership at large and provide advice on a variety of issues including education and workforce development and technology strategies and roadmaps, regional impact and sustainability.
Specifically, Mr. Profozich will join the Regional Collaboratives Council (RCC) which provides ARM with critical intelligence about the regional robotics, manufacturing, and workforce efforts taking place across the nation. He will also be supporting ARM by providing advice on regional priorities and activities such as state funding opportunities, best practices, trends and challenges.
Dr. Byron C. Clayton, CEO of ARM, stated, “I am delighted to announce that Gregg Profozich of CMTC has graciously volunteered to represent our membership and provide advice and insight to ARM.” ARM is a member of Manufacturing USA, a network of regional institutes, each with a specialized technology focus. The institutes share one goal: to secure the future of manufacturing in the U.S. through innovation, collaboration and education.
As a senior staff member at CMTC, California’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center, Mr. Profozich provides executive leadership in program areas, including supply chain development, innovation, technology transfer, exporting, growth strategies, energy and communications. He is also responsible for developing manufacturing technology services to help small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) adopt advanced robotics and automation, cybersecurity, SMART manufacturing, additive manufacturing and flexible hybrid electronics.
CMTC is leading an initiative to establish “California’s Manufacturing Network.” The Network is a collaborative of manufacturing-focused partners designed to expand CMTC’s ability to serve small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) statewide. California’s Manufacturing Network delivers the capacity to provide a broad range of services from improvements on the production floor to the discovery of new products and markets. The Network measures its performance from financial impacts realized and satisfaction ratings reported via client surveys conducted by a third party.
CMTC is one of fifty-one Centers across the nation in the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network which is part of the U.S. Government’s effort to develop and deploy technology, management and technical expertise for SMMs focused on improving their productivity and global competitiveness.
CMTC, a private non-profit corporation, was established in 1992 to provide consulting services to small and medium-sized manufacturers in California. In 2016, The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded CMTC a five-year agreement to be California’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center. This agreement makes CMTC the lead organization for delivering services to small and medium-sized manufacturers in California with support of partners throughout the state. Through its collaboration with these partners, CMTC will enhance operational performance, new product development, market expansion and technology adoption for manufacturers in both urban and rural centers. CMTC is part of the MEP National Network™ which is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. For more information visit www.cmtc.com.