The ARM Institute is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, the organization accelerates transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University as an independent non-profit funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA® network.
“The ARM Board could not be more pleased to have Ira take on the leadership of this vital institution. Ira’s outstanding record of working with Manufacturing USA® and his demonstrated track record of leading growing and complex operations make him an ideal selection. We look forward to working with Ira as he continues to drive the Institute forward as the nation’s pre-eminent organization focused on the future role of robotics in U.S. manufacturing,” said Brett B. Lambert, Chairman of the ARM Board of Directors.
Prior to his new role, Mr. Moskowitz served as Director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Since 2017, he has led Massachusetts’ efforts for manufacturing innovation, overseeing the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2), a $100 million economic development program affiliated with Manufacturing USA®. He serves on the boards of two DoD-led Manufacturing USA® Institutes, AFFOA and AIM Photonics, and has deep experience working directly with state and federal agencies.