Acme Manufacturing Appoints COO, Promotes Five Others

Changes include promotions to various sales, marketing and quality positions.
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Acme Manufacturing Co., a designer and manufacturer of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring and grinding systems since 1910, has announced the promotion of five leaders in addition to the appointment of a COO.

Jack Karagozian has been promoted to vice president of global sales engineering. He has been with Acme for 35 years, growing steadily with roles in field service, system installations, customer training, process development and laboratory validation. In his new role, he will lead the global sales team.

Scott Kilpatrick has been promoted to vice president of global business development. Having a diverse background in robotics and automation, he has been with Acme for 12 years. Kilpatrick now leads the development of Acme’s new marketing campaign.

Mike Lamb has been promoted to director of parts and global service sales. Lamb has been with Acme for 17 years, having worked in field service, machine installations, global customer training and robotic systems programming. Mike will focus on extending installed Acme machine life through preventive maintenance and customer training.

Rob Thornton has been promoted to director of global engineering. Having joined Acme in 2018, he brings experience in robotics, software development, product development, automation control systems and mechatronics, with over 23 years of engineering experience. Thornton will lead the innovative product development, solutions and remote service solutions to ensure maximizing customer up time.

Clark Merriman has been promoted to vice president of quality and global supply chain. Merriman has been with Acme for 21 years. Additionally, he has over 25 years of leadership experience in quality certification and supply chain management primarily within the machine tool and robotic integration industry. Merriman structured and implemented Acme’s quality systems, including ISO 9001, 9002 and QS 9000 TE, and is currently spearheading Acme’s efforts to attain RIA Certified Integrator Status.

Diane Betti has joined Acme as COO after close to 40 years of experience in global leadership as well as organization and process change initiatives. She will head the Acme leadership team in order to accelerate process and structural changes to meet rising business challenges.