America Makes Proudly Announces the 2020 Class of America Makes Ambassadors

October 13, 2020 | Categories: America Makes News

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – America Makes, the Department of Defense’s manufacturing innovation institute for additive manufacturing, is proud to announce the 2020 class of America Makes Ambassadors. The Ambassador Program, launched in 2017, recognizes individuals who have continually demonstrated outstanding dedication to advancing America Makes and its mission.

With the additive manufacturing industry’s thrust into the spotlight this year, the 2020 class represents a cross-section of the industry who’s work helped further advance additive technology and showed the resilience of the additive manufacturing community.

“The additive manufacturing industry has been challenged like never before this year. This year’s class represents individuals who have continued to be at the forefront of pushing additive manufacturing to new heights” said America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski. “Their important work is setting the trajectory for the industry’s future and we are honored to have them as part of the America Makes program.”

2020 Class of America Makes Ambassadors

  • Bill Carter, GE
  • Mark Lamoncha, Humtown Products
  • Brett Conner, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus Managed by Honeywell
  • Ed Herderick, The Ohio State University
  • Mara Hitner, MatterHackers
  • Meghan McCarthy, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Janet Kar, Link3D
  • Kevin Slattery, The Barnes Global Advisors
  • Kimberly Gibson, IC3D
  • Kelly Visconti, PM2 Strategies


 About America Makes

Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Comprised of member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, the America Makes membership community is working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. America Makes is the first of eight Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established and program managed by the U.S. Department of Defense as public-private partnerships. America Makes is also a member of the Manufacturing USA® network, which seeks to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing. For more information about America Makes, visit and follow @AmericaMakes on Twitter.


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.