SME Chief Workforce Development Officer Awarded 2023 ARM Institute Champion Award

One of twelve recipients of the 400+ ARM Institute members

(SOUTHFIELD, Mich., December 18, 2023) — SME Chief Workforce Development Officer, Jeannine Kunz, was recently presented the ARM Champion award by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. She was one of 12 recipients selected for the award out of 400+ ARM Institute members.

The ARM Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute leading the way to a future where people and robots work together to respond to the nation’s greatest challenges. The ARM Champion Awards recognize their members who have gone above and beyond to advocate for their mission to strengthen Manufacturing in the US.

Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME
Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

“I’m honored to join my dynamic colleagues presented with an ARM Champion Award at this year’s event,” said SME Chief Workforce Development Officer Jeannine Kunz. “SME’s partnership with the ARM Institute is grounded in a common belief that technology adoption and workforce development are key drivers in manufacturing's success.”

ARM Champions are nominated by their fellow members and the ARM Institute team. The Institute’s leadership team selects awardees from the nominations. The awards are given out at the ARM Institute’s Annual Members Meeting where 400+ industry leaders convened this year for networking, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing.

Each member of the ARM Institute ecosystem is integral to our success,” noted Jay Douglass, ARM Institute Chief Operating Officer. “Our annual Champion awards recognize members who have gone above the scope of membership to enable our mission. The diversity of the Champions and the companies represented by the Champions epitomizes the uniqueness of our member consortium. On behalf of the ARM Institute team, I’d like to thank these members for their continued commitment to our mission and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”