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A3 Continues to Grow with the Addition of Four Employees: The Ann Arbor-based Association for Advancing Automation announced Wednesday that four employees have recently joined the organization. They include Bob Doyle, director of communications; Pat Davison, director of standards development; Jackie Kazaleh, marketing and membership manager; and Mandy Pawczuk, administrative assistant. Doyle will be responsible for all comprehensive communications efforts for A3. He has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, media relations, crisis communications and stakeholder relations. Before coming to A3, Doyle was marketing and communications manager at EQ – The Environmental Quality Company. Prior to that, he was an environmental engineer at General Motors. Doyle holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master of science in engineering management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master of arts in public relations and organizational communication from Wayne State University. Davison will lead the Robotic Industry Association’s development efforts for the ANSI/RIA R15.06 Safety Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems. Before coming to A3, Davison spent nearly eleven years with NSF International, where he led protocol development efforts to create testing and evaluative methodologies required to certify products with unique or innovative performance or safety claims. Prior to NSF, he worked for Fanuc Robotics North America, where he was a project manager in their Automation Systems Group. Davison holds bachelor of science and MBA degrees from Michigan State University. Kazaleh will be primarily focused on RIA and Motion Control Association marketing and membership efforts. She has a background in creative conception, cross-promotional marketing campaign execution, international market and sales development and non-profit management. Kazaleh holds a bachelor of arts in American and international studies from Wayne State University. Before coming to A3, Kazaleh worked for exercise machine manufacturer NuStep Inc., where she developed and managed a network of distributors to increase the company’s brand awareness, global reach and international sales efforts. Prior to NuStep, Kazaleh was a development manager at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Pawczuk handles several administrative duties at A3, including managing publication sales and answering the phones. Pawczuk holds a bachelor of arts in written communications with a discipline in technical communications from Eastern Michigan University, with a minor in English language, literature and writing. To reach, Doyle, Davison, Kazaleh, or Pawczuk call A3 Headquarters at (734) 994-6088, or e-mail boyle@A3automate.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association, AIA – Advancing Vision and Imaging, and the Motion Control Association. RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent some 650 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information on A3, visit www.a3automate.org.