Ralph Resnick, FSME
Founding Director, America Makes and
Mr. Resnick joined NCDMM in September 2008 as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer with more than 35 years of manufacturing experience. He assumed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2011 and led the NCDMM to winning the competitive National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute contract. Upon award, he also assumed the role of Acting Director of the Institute, now known as America Makes, until February 2013 upon appointing a new director. In May 2019, Mr. Resnick stepped down as President & CEO and assumed a new role as NCDMM Fellow.
Prior to joining NCDMM, Mr. Resnick served as Chief Technology Officer for both The ExOne Company and Extrude Hone Corporation where he was a major contributor in establishing both organizations as leaders in advanced manufacturing, including such areas as additive manufacturing, process research, and technology transition to the world’s factory floors. He holds several patents in manufacturing processes and metrology.
Mr. Resnick serves on the Board of Directors of SME and is a former member (Chairman) of SME’s International Awards and Recognition Committee and the former President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI/SME). He also serves on the MTConnect Institute Board of Trustees; Advisory Board for CANRIMT and HI-AM Network of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, DoD’s JDMTP Metals Subpanel; and is a member of the prestigious International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP). He is a former Board member of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT); the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS); the Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences (LCMS); former Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Manufacturing Division; NIST Smart Machining Consortium; and the Navy Metalworking Center’s (NMC) Industry Advisory Board.
Locally, Mr. Resnick is active in the Board of Directors for the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center (CACLC) in Indiana County; the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board; and the Westmoreland Heritage Trail.
He is a former Chairman of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and was a longtime member of the Board of Directors until January 2013. He also is a former Board member of the Navy’s Electro Optic Center (EOC); a past Chairman of the AMT’s Technology Issues Committee; and past President of the NAMRI/SME.
Mr. Resnick is a Fellow of SME and in 2010, he received the NAMRI/SME “Outstanding Lifetime Service Award.”