SMART MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

A National ‘Think Tank’ of Industry Leaders Accelerating the Adoption of Smart Manufacturing in the U.S.

Our Charter

The Smart Manufacturing Executive Council has been created by CESMII and SME (The Society of Manufacturing Engineers) to engage business and technology executives, thought leaders and visionaries advocating for the transformation of the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem.

As we transition from one manufacturing era to another, it’s clear that legacy behaviors, business models and technology architectures must make way for new ones. It’s the charter of this Smart Manufacturing Executive Council to advocate for this transformation, and the practical steps, investments and policy recommendations to advance the ecosystem.

Objectives
  • Leverage admired manufacturing organizations, demonstrating their leadership on this journey, and showing others the way
  • Inspire Technology Providers to evolve their strategies and business models to truly support the convergence of the best of IT with the best of OT (and to leave their proprietary ways behind)
  • Provide guidance for each of the eight stakeholder groups in our manufacturing ecosystem, helping them understand their role in this evolution, and invest in the knowledge and skills required for this transformation. Including Corporate Manufacturing & Supply Chain Leadership, Plant Leadership Team, Strategy Consultants, Technology Providers, System Integrators, Machine Builders, Learning & Training Ecosystem and Operators 
  • Inform US policy makers on the transformative actions and policies that will accelerate US adoption of Smart Manufacturing

meet the council

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

Lance Fountaine

Lance Fountaine

Corporate Smart Manufacturing Leader

Alpen Patel

Alpen Patel

Product Leader

Venu Pillai

Venu Pillai

Director, Division Engineering

Craig Sutton

Craig Sutton

Vice President, Industry 4.0

Habib Quazi

Habib Quazi

Innovation & Business Transformation Leader

Scott King

Scott King

Information Technology Program Leader

Michael Bastian

Michael 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

Ken Creasy

Ken Creasy

Sr Director, Mfg Technology & Innovation

Audrey St. Onge

Audrey St. Onge

President and General Manager

Jesus Flores-Cerrillo

Jesus Flores-Cerrillo

Associate Director, R&D, Digital & Operations

Don McCartney

Don McCartney

VP of Enterprise Architecture and Applications

Jeff Kent

Jeff Kent

VP, Smart Platforms Technology & Innovation

Rick Van Dyke

Rick Van Dyke

Sr Director of SC Engineering

Kelly Dodds

Kelly Dodds

Advanced Manufacturing Tech Director

Sudhi Bangalore

Sudhi Bangalore

Former Global Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

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

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