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

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

Craig Sutton

Craig Sutton

Vice President, Industry 4.0

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

Trever White

Trever White

Group Manager, Digital Intelligent Mfg. Engineering

Rachelle Howard

Rachelle Howard

Engineering Fellow, Automation and Controls

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