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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

3M

Wayne Roller

Director of Engineering Systems & Technologies

Applied Materials

Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu

Senior Vice President & CTO

Boeing

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

GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Mike Russo

Director of Government Relations

Hydraulex Global

Shirish Pareek

Founder and Vice Chairman

Johnson & Johnson

Mauricio Futran

Vice President for Advanced Technology

Lockheed Martin

Jeffrey J. Wilcox

Vice President for Engineering

Mac Arthur Corporation

Christie Wong Barrett

CEO

Procter & Gamble

Donald Bretl

Associate Director for Research & Development

Rockwell Automation

David Vasko

Director of Advanced Technology

Siemens

Kurt Bettenhausen

Senior Vice President

Nonprofit Partners

Alliance for American Manufacturing

Scott Paul

President

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

President

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

SME

Jeffrey Krause

Chief Executive Officer

Academic Partners

Case Western Reserve University

Susan Helper

Professor of Economics

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, 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