AMT Announces Safety Services Business Unit

September 13, 2011 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) announced its Safety Services Business Unit, established to offer its customers consulting assistance to assess risks and validate proposed solutions for their industrial automation applications. The unit will provide qualified consultants to solve any safety need, facilitating risk assessments and proposing solutions. The company has appointed industry expert Roberta Nelson Shea as Director of Safety Consulting Services for the new unit. Shea is a nationally recognized expert on safety and risk assessment and will head the unit's team of consultants to offer AMT customers hazard assessment and solution validation services.

"We believe this new consulting service will be extremely valuable to our customers and we are fortunate to have Roberta heading up this new unit," said Mike Jacobs, President of Applied Manufacturing Technologies. "With Roberta's 30+ years of safety experience she was the logical choice for the task. Our consulting team will be able to identify customer's possible hazards, determine risk reduction requirements, reason possible solutions to reduce their risks and validate proposed solutions."

Shea is experienced in automation and manufacturing safety. She has served on multiple standards and automation boards including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). Ms. Nelson Shea is a much sought after public speaker having spoken at multiple industry events including the PMMI Safety Conference and SME Automation Forum. She has also written many articles and whitepapers on manufacturing safety. Ms. Nelson Shea previously served as president at Safety Compliance Services, LLC and COO & General Manager at Pilz Automation Safety, L.P..

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is a leading supplier of complete consulting and engineering services, offering single-source engineering solutions to the automation and manufacturing industries. The company's service offerings range from design and simulation to programming, installation and support of industrial automation solutions. The company's technical and industry expertise in automation for the automotive, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment and consumer products industries offers its customers the highest quality professional service available in the industrial arena.