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At the heart of MForesight is a group of seasoned experts and industry veterans with unique insights on the future of American manufacturing. The Leadership Council (LC) is comprised of leaders representing multiple industry sectors, nonprofit entities, and universities with significant strengths in research and education related to manufacturing. The LC is specifically works to:

  • identify and prioritize emerging technologies for future research and investment,
  • provide MForesight stakeholders with access to key subject matter experts,
  • participate in semi-annual meetings to review organizational progress and priorities.

In short, the MForesight Leadership Council is more than an advisory committee. It’s a source of inspiration, ideas, analysis, and connections to accomplish the work of technology foresight.

Leadership Council Members
Industry Partners
Wayne Roller
Director of Engineering Systems & Technologies
Applied Materials
Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu
Senior Vice President & CTO
Daniel R. Smith
Director of Enterprise Technology Strategy
Boston Scientific
Randy Schiestl
Vice President of Research & Development, Global Technology
Deere and Company
Curt Cline
Global Director of Enterprise Strategic Manufacturing
Dow Chemical
David Parrillo
Global Research & Development Director
Ford Motor Company
Peter Friedman
Global Manager of the Structures and Stamping Department
General Motors
Susan Smyth
Chief Scientist for Global Manufacturing, Director of R&D Manufacturing Systems Research
General Electric
Christine Furstoss
Global Technology Director, Manufacturing & Materials Technologies
Mike Russo
Director of Government Relations
Johnson & Johnson
Mauricio Futran
Vice President for Advanced Technology
Lockheed Martin
Jeffrey J. Wilcox
Vice President for Engineering
Mac Arthur Corporation
Christie Wong Barrett
Procter & Gamble
Donald Bretl
Associate Director for Research & Development
Kurt Bettenhausen
Senior Vice President
Nonprofit Partners
Alliance for American Manufacturing
Scott Paul
Association for Manufacturing Technology
Tim Shinbara
Vice President for Manufacturing Technology
Assoc. of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
Jim Woodell
Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
Brookings Institute
Mark Muro
Senior Fellow, Director of Policy
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Robert Atkinson
Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)
Emily DeRocco
Education & Workforce Director
National Association of Manufacturers
Brian Raymond
Director of Technology & Economic Policy
National Defense Industrial Association
Ryan Ouimette
Policy Research Associate
Jeffrey Krause
Chief Executive Officer
Academic Partners
Case Western Reserve University
Susan Helper
Professor of Economics
Krystyn Van Vliet
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
The Ohio State University
Glenn Daehn
Professor of Materials Science Engineering, Executive Director of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Daniel Walczyk
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director of Manufacturing for the Center of Automation Technologies and Systems
University of California, Berkeley
Shankar Sastry
Dean, College of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Pramod Khargonekar
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Jim Davis
Vice Provost for Information Technology & Chief Academic Technology Officer
University of Cincinnati
Jay Lee
Director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)
University of Michigan
Jack Hu
Vice President for Research
University of New Hampshire
Dean Bartles
Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
K. Scott Smith
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Rebecca Bagley
Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships