About IAAE

The capability building partner of choice for manufacturers, working for a purpose, not for profit.

Our Purpose

IAAE was conceptualized in 2012 in response to a gap in the availability of the right people with the right capabilities needed to produce high-quality medical goods in modern manufacturing. 

Over time, a viable framework was developed to build and sustain the automation workforce of the future, including early pilots with academia and a partnership with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). This journey produced a 5-level certification pathway for IAAE which operates today as a not for profit Institute delivering global business value for multiple clients through an online library comprised of an integrated course curriculum. 

IAAE also enjoys strategic alliances with industry-leading research partners, like MxD, MIT and the Digital Twin Consortium, that continues to generate new and relevant knowledge that can be applied in real-world manufacturing settings.

IAAE Staff

Mike Hourigan

Mike Hourigan

Founder, President

Malcolm Jeffers

Malcolm Jeffers

Digital Operations Transformation Strategist

Mary Bunzel

Mary Bunzel

Executive Director

McCaig Dove

Client Program Manager and Academic Liaison