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Executive Committee

Guided By Industry Leaders: Smart Manufacturing Experience Executive Committee

The Smart Manufacturing Experience has developed an executive committee made up of the leading OEMs and government and industry agencies in the United States, that are actively involved in smart manufacturing technologies. This committee will drive the development of the event to ensure the exhibits, keynotes, conference and other educational content are valuable and relevant to manufacturing professionals.



Rachel Lecrone, Cummins
Dennis Thompson, Equus Partners


Dean Bartles, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
Jeff Brum, Mechdyne
Nick Bullen, Northrop Grumman
John Fleming (Retired), Ford Motor Company
Doug Genord, Boeing
Andy Henderson, Praemo
Steve Jones, Steelcase
Eric Kam, ESI Group
Bill Macy, Titan Robotics
Steffan Nunn, Volkswagen
Paul Oldroyd, Bell
Vincent Paquit, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Radu Pavel, PhD, TechSolve, Inc.
Dean Phillips, Link Electric
Davide Picciotto, Siemens
Sudarsan Rachuri, Department of Energy
Shekhar Schandrashekhar, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
Craig Sutton, John Deere
Diego Tamburini, Microsoft
Russ Waddell, MT Connect
Bart Weihl, Barnes Aerospace Aftermarket