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 Bio Photo 2021

Mike Hourigan

Founder, President

Malcolm Jeffers

Malcolm Jeffers

Digital Operations Transformation Strategist

McCaig Dove

Client Program Manager and Academic Liaison