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RIA Board of Directors 2014


Stuart Shepherd (Chairperson)
CEO - Americas
KUKA Robot Group
Dean Elkins
Sr. General Manager, Midwest & Eastern Regions
Yaskawa Motoman
Catherine Morris (Past Chair)
Director of Automotive Sales
ATI Industrial Automation
Mick Estes
General Manager, Distribution
FANUC America Corporation
Joe Gemma (1st Vice Chair)
Stäubli Robotics
Kirk Goins

Comau Inc.
Jeff Burnstein (President)
Robotic Industries Association
Joyce Guthrie
Engineer/Program Manager
US Postal Service
Michael Jacobs (2nd Vice Chair)
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Charles Keibler
Vice President
Genesis Systems Group, LLC
Curtis Richardson (Secretary)
Associate Technical Fellow - Robotics
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Dana Komin
Director, Global Automation Strategy & Education
General Motors
Brian Behm
President, Robotics
PaR Systems, Inc.
Mark Lewindowski
Machine Controls Technology Leader
Procter & Gamble
John Bubnikovich
Executive Director, Marketing and
Business Development
ABB Inc.
Scot Lindemann
Vice President
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Henrik Christensen
KUKA Chair of Robotics/Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephen Rock
Research Scientist
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John Clark
National Sales Manager
Epson America
Peter Squires
Vice President
Schneider Packaging Equipment Company

Tim DeRosett
Director of Marketing
Yaskawa Motoman



RIA Staff 

Sharon Adams
Manager, Accounting & Personnel

Mandy Pawczuk
Administrator, Marketing Services

Jeff Burnstein

Alex Shikany
Director, Market Analysis

Pat Davison
Director, Standards Development

Laura Simpson
Manager, Marketing & PR
Bob Doyle
Director of Communications
Carrie Warolin
Senior Website Manager
Emilie Flynn
Administrator, Publication Services
Dana Whalls
Vice Presiden

Sarah LeCouffe
Senior Administrator, Member Services

Suzanne Worsham
Website Manager



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