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Chief Executive Officer | Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Dr. Byron Clayton is CEO of Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM). Founded at Carnegie Mellon University in January 2017 and now operating as an independent non-profit, ARM is a national, membership-based consortium dedicated to asserting U.S. leadership in manufacturing by accelerating the commercialization of innovative robotic technologies and empowering American workers to obtain advanced manufacturing jobs. With 200 member organizations, ARM is leading 40+ projects to achieve its mission. ARM’s membership consists of manufacturers of all sizes, academic institutions, community colleges, technology companies, and economic development organizations. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Clayton served as the President and CEO of Research Park Corporation (RPC), an economic development organization serving Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Clayton also previously led regional innovation clusters in printed electronics, advanced energy, and water technologies while based in Northeast Ohio, and has more than 25 years of experience developing, commercializing, and implementing advanced manufacturing systems and software.