SMART MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
A National ‘Think Tank’ of Industry Leaders Accelerating the Adoption of Smart Manufacturing in the U.S.
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 that will help this ecosystem across this digital divide.
The Smart Manufacturing Executive Council will focus on these strategic initiatives:
Ecosystem: Collaborative strategies enabling plants connected to the enterprise and supply chains for real-time data-driven business orchestration. Goal: flexible and agile processes and supply chains easily reconfigured for changing market demands and empowering collaboration between OT and IT.
Technology: Accelerate evolution from proprietary, closed systems, enabling interoperability to eliminate data silos, stovepipe architectures and vendor lock-in. Goal: drive down costs, improve agility.
Workforce: Aligning education, training, and continuous improvement strategies to develop people with the skills needed to accelerate smart manufacturing and create data driven cultures. Goal: organizational structures and capabilities that align resources and people for SM success.
meet the council
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Chief Digital Officer, Chief Information Officer
Head of Digital
Director, Division Engineering
Vice President, Industry 4.0
Information Technology Program Leader
Digital Manufacturing Engineering Leader
Director of Reliability & Improvement
Director & Chief Scientist Global Manufacturing
VP, Adv. Manufacturing & Automation
Sr Director, Mfg Technology & Innovation
Audrey St. Onge
President and General Manager
Associate Director, R&D, Digital & Operations
VP of Enterprise Architecture and Applications
VP, Smart Platforms Technology & Innovation
Rick Van Dyke
Sr Director of SC Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing Tech Director
Former Global Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Digital Manufacturing Leader & Synergy PMO
Group Manager, Digital Intelligent Mfg. Engineering
Engineering Fellow, Automation and Controls