Assumes New Role for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Program
Summerville, SC – ATI today announced that the company’s Senior Vice President, Kevin Carpentier, represented the United States’ delegation at the recent Chairmanship Meeting of the global Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program (IMS). The meeting was held in Mexico City from July 21-23, and marked the end of ATI Vice Chairman Robert Kiggans’ 30-month term as IMS Chairman.
IMS is an industry-led, international business innovation and research and development program established to develop the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies through multi-lateral collaboration. IMS provides global services to institutions from supporting regions including the European Union, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.
Carpentier manages ATI’s Maritime & Manufacturing Technologies Division. He provides oversight to the Division’s National Shipbuilding Research Program and serves as Director of the Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center, overseeing the funding, project selection and project execution for the shipbuilding manufacturing technology program.
“We are delighted to bring our innovation expertise and capabilities to this global initiative,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “Kevin has the experience to further the IMS mission; his leadership and service will add value to those in this international collaboration and will help to further manufacturing technology.”
IMS International Steering Committee (from left to right): Adolfo Gonzales (MX), Garth Williams (SA), Abraham Tijerina (Chair), Robert Kiggans (Chair Emeritus), Dan Nagy (IRS), Clara de la Torre (EU), Kevin Carpentier (US)About ATI
ATI (Advanced Technology Institute) builds and manages research collaborations that develop technology solutions to complex challenges. ATI leads diverse industries and organizations to develop technology solutions, typically for the Department of Defense and other federal clients. Our collaborative approach can be used to develop solutions for any industry or discipline. Our current R&D portfolio includes shipbuilding and ship repair, advanced materials, medical technologies, electromagnetic spectrum technologies and rapid DoD prototyping. Where it is a client goal, ATI ensures wide-spread industry adoption and application of new technologies. ATI manages over twelve large, federally-funded consortia with a contract value of more than $16 billion.