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News | June 5, 2023

ARM Institute Hires Jason Gilligan as Chief Business Development Officer

By ARM Institute ARM Institute

 The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is pleased to announce that Jason Gilligan has joined the organization as Chief Business Development Officer. In this role, Jason will identify, shape and secure new business opportunities aligned with the Institute’s strategic growth objectives. Jason will report to ARM Institute CEO Ira Moskowitz and join the senior leadership team.

Jason has over 25 years of leadership, strategy, and management experience, with extensive experience in the defense and commercial industry engaging technical business program offices. Prior to joining the ARM Institute, Jason worked at Gentex Corporation, which provides personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces in high performance environments. He also held leadership roles at 3M and Textron Systems.

Jason has an MBA from the University of Alaska, and a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from Texas A&M.

“We are delighted that Jason Gilligan has joined the ARM Institute to lead our business development efforts”, said Ira Moskowitz, ARM Institute CEO. “His extensive expertise in defense, commercial, and government contracting and funding will be invaluable to our consortium members and continued positive impact from the ARM Institute for U.S. manufacturing.”

About the ARM Institute

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004 and is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of 390+ consortium members and partners across industry, academia, and government to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen our economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience.  Based in Pittsburgh, PA since 2017, with a satellite office in St. Petersburg, FL, the ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people & robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products. For more information, visit and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and Twitter.