Message from interim CEO - Jim Wetzel

I wanted to send a follow-up message to you regarding the CESMII leadership announcement. I am very excited to help you make the impossible…possible. Our CESMII headquarters team in California, along with the extensive capabilities of our five Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs), are designed to make this a reality.

I look forward to continuing the vision of Smart Manufacturing and workforce development through this innovative public-private partnership model. We have a great partner in the Department of Energy and they are devoted to make CESMII and you successful.

There is a lot going on at CESMII: our Roadmapping process is nearing completion; the Regional Manufacturing Centers are up and running; and outreach to our technical community and development of the Smart Manufacturing Platform continues to evolve.

I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and dive into all elements of the Institute. I look forward to hearing from you soon or engaging with you in some way. I am very excited about the opportunity to provide leadership to CESMII and the incredible team we have assembled in California and at our RMCs across the country. 

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.


Let’s make this happen!