America Makes Names New Executive Committee Members

September 15, 2022 | Categories: America Makes News

America Makes would like to extend congratulations to the newly elected members of its Executive Committee.

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – With America Makes entering its 10th year, the Executive Committee will help lead the transition into the next phase of the America Makes program. Serving as the core strategic advisory committee, they will ensure that the appropriate strategy, policy, and advocacy are in place for America Makes to achieve its mission. The committee will also advise on matters concerning technical scope, membership value, ecosystem and partnership strategies, and education and training.
“I am very excited to welcome our newest members to the Executive Committee and I look forward to collaborating with such a diverse and knowledgeable group of experts,” stated John Wilczynski, Executive Director, America Makes. “Each of these individuals shares a passion and commitment to expanding the Additive Manufacturing ecosystem on a global level and act as champions for America Makes throughout their respective organizations and market segments.”
2022-2023 America Makes Executive Committee

  • Rachel Andrulonis, Director, Advanced Materials Research, National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University
  • Edward D. Herderick, Director, Additive Manufacturing at The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence
  • Stephanie Gaffney, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Youngstown Business Incubator
  • Brian Meincke, Vice President, Global Business Development and Innovation Strategy, ASTM International
  • Melanie Lang, CEO, FormAlloy
  • Nicholas Mule, Director, Additive Manufacturing, Boeing
  • Brian Rosenberger, Senior Technical Fellow, Lockheed Martin
  • Zach Simkin, President, Senvol

Government Representatives

  • Shawn Moylan, Mechanical Engineer and Project Leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Beth Ripley, Deputy Chief, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Rick Russell, NESC Technical Fellow for Materials, NASA

About America Makes
America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio, and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). Visit to learn more.
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—to continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at and follow @NCDMMnews on Twitter.

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