Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0412- Jay Miller - Born Guitars
Jay has a B.S. MIS from DePaul University and a MBA in Business from CU Boulder. Jay started Born Guitars® in 2011 to build a better electric guitar - not only in terms of precision, quality and playability, but also in terms of sustainability. Since Born Guitars® started, Jay sees himself as an artist before a businessman, and continues to be very passionate about protec...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0411 - Erin Valdez - The Bakery Cos
Erin is the engineering manager at The Bakery Cos who makes buns for many local restaurants. BS from MTSU in Mech Eng. Erin manages most aspects of the facilities operation. Food Safety is mandatory and managing non-conformance is one aspect of the quality control system
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0410 - Daniel Mills - UAH
Daniel Mills, is a junior studying computer engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His current position is a software engineering intern at JDM Solutions. He is often motivated by solving problems and finds fulfillment in helping others. You may find him programming, building, skateboarding, or playing cards in his free time.
Mark Michalski is a lifelong engineer with over 40 years building factories and manufacturing systems that include novel approaches to digital process visibility and analytical control. He has worked in numerous industries, such as; medical devices (Zoll Medical), fuel cells (Acumentrics), power conversion and distribution (Bel Fuse), and semiconductors (MKS). Most recently Mark was honored to be 2019 SME President, where he worked...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0408 - Seymur Hasanov - TTU
BS & MS in industrial engineering at Qafqaz University. He joined
the ME department of Qafqaz University as a faculty member in 2015. He has taught advanced modeling, CAD/CAM, and Civil
Eng Drawing. Seymur is a Ph.D. candidate
and grad research asst in the ME dept of TTU. His
research areas are in design for additive manufacturing,
composite 3D printing, and functionally g...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0407 - James Femi-Oyetoro - TTU
a master candidate in ME department at TTU. He has BS in Mech Eng at U of Ibadan, Nigeria. A grad researcher at the AM Research Lab. His research is in machine learning in matls, printing parameter optimization in AM, ML, and renewable energy. Recipient of the SME43 award. He is a certified energy auditor by the CIET. Researcher for national
laboratories and major manufact...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0406 - Zhicheng Zhang - TTU
Zhicheng Zhang: Zhicheng is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech
University. He has BS in 2014 in Shandong Normal University and in 2015 in East Tennessee
State University, MS in 2019 in Tennessee Tech University. His interests are in low-cost metal
3D printing and machine learning.
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0405 - Tyler Edwards - TTU
Tyler Edwards is a MS candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University. He received
his BS in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Concentration from Tennessee Tech University. His
interests include additive manufacturing, industrial automation, robotics, and mechatronic systems. He
enjoys riding and working on motorcycles, traveling, and watching St. Louis Blue...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0404 - Ankit Gupta - TTU
PhD candidate and Grad Research Assistant in Mech Eng Dept at TTU, expertise in AM processes (Laser sintering and Fused Filament Fabrication) and advanced materials (metal alloys,
ceramics and high temperature polymers). Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad, MS in Mech Eng, w/ hands-on experience on cont and short fiber composite 3D Printing and low-cost metallic...
Johan Gout is the Chief Operations Officer at Capture 3D, the leading provider of innovative 3D measurement solutions and official U.S. partner for GOM GmbH/ZEISS. With more than 30 years of experience in the CAD/CAM/CAE arena, his experience includes time with Imageware, one of the first companies to develop software to process digital 3D data. In 1997, he co-founded Capture 3D and helped grow the organization to nearly ...
Kevin A. Weafer brings a wealth of global technology experience in content development, digital, social and mixed realities. His background includes new product innovation, franchise expansion, operational management and successful financial exits. Currently Kevin is President & CEO of Spinar America, Inc. a leading global creative content company for development of augmented and virtual reality. Previously he was President, US...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0401 - David Klotz - PMA
PMA Support www.pma.org
David C. Klotz, President, Precision Metalforming Association.
An active PMA member for 25 years, Klotz is already well known within the association. He comes to PMA after serving as president and as
Executive vice president of sales and marketing for Tebis America
Senior manager of Plex (formerly Plex Systems, Inc.) Automotive & Industrial Mid-...
Destiny of Manufacturing - EP 0324 Dr Tony Schmitz U Tennessee
received his BS in Mech Eng Temple
MS University of Florida
Post Doc (NIST) UNC
joint faculty position between the UT Knox & ORNL
SME David Dornfeld Mfg Vision
SME College of Fellows
UNC Charlotte Engineering Teaching Excellence
NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper
SME OYME award
NSF CAREER Award,
NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship (NIST),
DOE /National Academy ...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0323- Shamoon Siddiqui - Rowan Univ
Shamoon presents his 5 year look into the future, he gives us an insight from the artificial intelligence perspective of which he is an expert.
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0322 - Allison Grealis is founder and president of the Women in Manufacturing® Association (WiM) & WiM Education Foundation
Former VP assoc svs for the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA),
2018 Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Women of Note
Community Advisory Board and Outreach Committee of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women of Case Western Reserve University.
Grealis earned her Bachelor of Arts...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0321 - Rick Neff - Rick Neff LLC
Rick Neff is a Consultant in Innovation, Additive Manufacturing, Laser systems and Marketing. He is a Lehigh Engineer with over 40 years of sales, marketing and business development success. He is responsible for the commercialization of a new category of large-scale 3D printing systems, impacting the automotive, plastics and composite industries. This technology has rece...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0320 - TJ Tennent
Mr. Tennent has been designing, developing and working with tires for over 20 years. During the Ford/Firestone ATX recall he analyzed and reported on over 300,000 tires!
As the engineering manager he worked as the technical liaison for the Bridgestone Firestone legal team and as an expert witness during depositions and court cases. For the larger litigation cases, he was sent out as a ...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0319 - Audie Penn - Audie Penn Consulting
Principal Consultant and Operating Executive, Audie Penn has
over 30 years of experience in manufacturing industries including
Heavy Equipment (20 years), Food (8 years), and Building Materials (6 years)
Destiny of Manufacturing EP-0317 Terry Wohlers - Wohlers Associates
Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., a company he founded 33 years ago. Through this company, he and his team have provided consulting assistance to more than 275 organizations in 27 countries. Wohlers has authored more than 425 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 160 keynote presentations on six continent...
Destiny of Manufacturing EP-0316 Mark Lohmeier - Fanuc
Mark Lohmeier: FANUC America Automotive Program Manager – US & Canada.
As the FANUC America Automotive Program Manager, Mark is the FANUC focal to accounts such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai and Kia promoting FANUC products on all types of applications. Mark’s 40+ years in the machine tool industry gives him the background, experience, and product knowledge to help ...