Smart Manufacturing Executive Council

Strengthening the U.S.’ Competitiveness Through Smart Manufacturing

Our Charter

The Smart Manufacturing Executive Council has been formed to engage business and technology executives, thought leaders and visionaries advocating for the strengthening of the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem.

 

 

 

Our Objective

To develop practical guidance and policy recommendations that will help US manufacturers become more competitive.

  • Leverage admired Manufacturing Businesses, demonstrating their leadership on this journey, and showing others the way
  • Inspire this ecosystem to evolve their strategies and business models to truly support the democratization of manufacturing technologies and ensure that SMMs can engage in Smart Manufacturing as well
  • Provide guidance for each relevant stakeholder group in our manufacturing ecosystem, helping them understand their role in this evolution, and invest in the knowledge and skills required for this transformation
  • Inform US policy makers on the transformative actions and policies that will accelerate US adoption of Smart Manufacturing

 

Meet the Smart Manufacturing Executive Council

The Smart Manufacturing Executive Council includes these members representing a diverse array of companies and industries.

    Kelly Aronson

    Kelly Aronson

    Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Antoine Dhennin

    Antoine Dhennin

    Chief Digital Officer, Chief Information Officer

    Larry Megan

    Larry Megan

    Head of Digital

    Alpen Patel

    Alpen Patel

    Product Leader

    Venu Pillai

    Venu Pillai

    Director, Division Engineering

    Dave Krivan

    Dave Krivan

    Head of Global Digital OpEx

    Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton

    Vice President, Industry 4.0

    Habib Quazi

    Habib Quazi

    Innovation & Business Transformation Director

    Scott King

    Scott King

    Information Technology Program Leader

    Mike Bastian

    Mike Bastian

    Digital Manufacturing Engineering Leader

    Lisa Zasada

    Lisa Zasada

    Director of Reliability & Improvement

    Jeffery Abell

    Jeffery Abell

    Director & Chief Scientist Global Manufacturing

    Jon Hobgood

    Jon Hobgood

    VP, Adv. Manufacturing & Automation

    Steve Glor

    Steve Glor

    Associate Director, Smart Manufacturing

    Ken Creasy

    Ken Creasy

    Corporate Vice President Operations

    Maria Araujo

    Maria Araujo

    Director, Fellow, Advanced Technology

    Anthony Huffman

    Anthony Huffman

    Enterprise Architecture Strategist, Industry 4.0

    Audrey St. Onge

    Audrey St. Onge

    President and General Manager

    Matthew Laing

    Matthew Laing

    Senior Director - Digital Manufacturing Engineering

    Jesus Flores-Cerrillo

    Jesus Flores-Cerrillo

    Associate Director, R&D, Digital & Operations

    Chris Micena

    Chris Micena

    Senior Director of Innovation

    Don McCartney

    Don McCartney

    VP of Enterprise Architecture and Applications

    Brian Perlstein

    Brian Perlstein

    Digital Manufacturing Innovation Leader

    Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent

    VP, Smart Platforms Technology & Innovation

    Rick Van Dyke

    Rick Van Dyke

    Sr Director of SC Engineering

    Mike Tomasco

    Mike Tomasco

    Vice President, Digital Manufacturing Lead

    Kelly Dodds

    Kelly Dodds

    Advanced Manufacturing Tech Director

    Brendan Mullins

    Brendan Mullins

    Vice President – Global Manufacturing & Engineering

    John McKenzie

    John McKenzie

    Digital Manufacturing Leader & Synergy PMO

    David Hinkler

    David Hinkler

    Global Manufacturing IT Director

    Trever White

    Trever White

    Group Manager, Digital Intelligent Mfg. Engineering

    Rachelle Howard

    Rachelle Howard

    Engineering Fellow, Automation and Controls

    Supporting Assets

    About Us (One Pager): Download

    Overview Presentation: Download

    SMEC Point-of-View: Download

     

    Meet the Advisory Board

    The Smart Manufacturing Executive Council Advisory Board guides the council’s efforts by providing expert advice on strategic initiatives, driving innovation, and promoting best practices in the manufacturing industry.

    John Dyck

    John Dyck

    CEO (Co-Chair)

    Jeannine Kunz

    Jeannine Kunz

    Chief Workforce Development Officer (Co-Chair)

    Sudhi Bangalore

    Sudhi Bangalore

    CTO & Global VP

    Dean Bartles

    Dean Bartles

    President & CEO

    Rick Bullotta

    Rick Bullotta

    Former Co-Founder & CTO

    Simon Jacobson

    Simon Jacobson

    Manufacturing Operations VP

    Matthew Littlefield

    Matthew Littlefield

    President & Research Lead

    Colin Masson

    Colin Masson

    Director of Research

    Peggy Smedley

    Peggy Smedley

    President & Editorial Director

    Jim Wetzel

    Jim Wetzel

    Co-Founder

    Jeff Winter

    Jeff Winter

    Sr. Director of Industry Strategy, Manufacturing

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