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Yaskawa Motoman's Chapman and Christian Receive ARM Champion Award

(l-r) Roger Christian and Clint Chapman

A member and strong supporter of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute since its formation in 2017, Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division has announced two company employees as recipients of the ARM Champion Award. Receiving the awards over a two-year consecutive period are Clint Chapman, Senior Manager of Strategic Partner Relations, and Roger Christian, Division Leader for New Business Development.

Recognizing institute members who make an impact on the organization beyond typical ARM duties, this award is given to individuals who enable and advocate for the ARM Institute's work of making robotics, autonomy and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers for a more resilient future.

A member of Consortium's Education & Workforce Advisory Committee (EWAC), Chapman accepted his award at the recent ARM member meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. "Receiving this award is a testament to Yaskawa's continued support of ARM Institute initiatives," said Chapman. "Likewise, it is an honor to be part of a robust, national network of experts that works together to strengthen U.S. manufacturing through innovations in advanced technology, including high-performance robots."

Recognized for his work in helping to develop ARM-powered website that supports the manufacturing workforce at each stage of the robotics career-Chapman's 25-plus years in the robotics industry is invaluable, helping to support a wide range of organizations and advocate for strong workforce development across the industrial landscape.

Honored with the Champion Award in 2022, Christian is an integral member of ARM's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which seeks to drive the creation and iteration of technical strategy that helps to ensure a strong national manufacturing ecosystem.

"Bringing together the best and brightest from government, academia and commercial entities, the ARM Institute truly embodies a spirt of cooperation and collaboration that accelerates robotic automation, invention and adoption, while upskilling our nation's workforce," said Christian.

Recognized for his persistent promotion of the ROS-Industrial community and the ARM Institute consortium, he continues to build on 40 years of robotics industry experience, helping to bridge the gap between advanced research and product commercialization for a stronger national manufacturing sector.

For more information contact:

Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman Robotics Division

100 Automation Way

Miamisburg, OH 45342


The ARM Institute

Mill 19 A

4501 Lytle St.

Suite 200

Pittsburgh, PA 15207


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