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ARI Announces New Senior Appointments

ARI Announces New Senior Appointments

Applied Robotics Promotes Steve Listing to Automotive Account Manager and Bill Nizolek to Business Development Manager

Glenville, New York — November 19, 2008 – Applied Robotics Inc., a leading global manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions, announced today its latest senior appointments. The company has promoted long time Senior Sales Manager Steve Listing to Automotive Account Manager and long time Senior Regional Sales Manager Bill Nizolek to Business Development Manager.

“Steve’s main responsibility will be the growth and management of the North American Transplant business along with the responsibility of the BMW, Nissan, Freightliner, Ford, GM and Chrysler plants outside the state of Michigan, where we have a channel partner in place. Bill’s main responsibility will be the discovery, cultivation and management of any new tooling development opportunities. In keeping with our brand direction we see this area as key to substantial growth opportunities for our future,” said Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of Applied Robotics Inc.

Mr. Listing has been employed by Applied Robotics Inc. for six years and brings to his new position extensive experience working within the automotive industry as well as exemplary sales experience and great dedication to his customers.In addition to Mr. Listing’s North American management responsibilities he will also be responsible for the company’s plasma and torch protection business.

Mr. Nizolek has been employed by Applied Robotics Inc. for ten years and in his new position will cultivate new partnerships and enhance existing customer relations. Mr. Nizolek will also continue to be the main sales representative for Applied Robotics, Inc. distributor Braas, and will continue to foster relationships with the robot industry in North America.

Applied Robotics Inc., headquartered in Glenville, N.Y., is an ISO-9001 registered, employee-owned company serving the world’s automation market. Founded in 1983, Applied Robotics designs and manufactures end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions intended to solve complex automation problems and improve efficiencies. Serving a wide spectrum of customers and industries ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to small privately-held businesses, the company’s wrist-down solutions can be found in manufacturing, welding, assembly, material removal and material handling applications throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Rim, Europe, Mexico, South America and Australia. More information can be found on the company’s website at

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