America Makes proudly announces the election process of its new Executive Committee—the main strategic advisory group for the Institute, focusing on strategy, policy, and advocacy. The Executive Committee is comprised of three appointed government representatives and representatives elected from three sectors within our membership community— two non-profits, two academia, two industry, and two at-large. At-large representation will be chosen from the industry community, as it represents the largest percentage of the America Makes membership.

Once selected, the Executive Committee will begin a two-year term starting August 2022 focused on evaluating the membership model, providing strategic guidance to the America Makes team, counseling on ecosystem development and partnership building, advising on data management and IP policy, and supporting strategic growth efforts and membership outreach.

Below candidates have been nominated for the America Makes Executive Committee term starting August 2022 through July 2024. Per the America Makes Operating Plan, it is the responsibility of the Governance Board to elect members to the Executive Committee by a majority vote.

Please review the biography for each candidate and cast your votes in each sector.  Once all votes are received America Makes will formally announce the new 2022 Executive Committee.

Please vote for 2 candidates to represent Academia on the America Makes Executive Committee:
Please vote for 2 candidates to represent Non-Profit on the America Makes Executive Committee:
Please vote for 4 candidates to represent Industry on the America Makes Executive Committee:
Rachael Andrulonis, Director of Advanced Materials Research and Senior Research Scientist at Wichita State University, National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), leads applied research programs in advanced materials including additive manufacturing and composites. She serves as technical lead on Department of Defense (DoD) programs that support qualification and characterization of emerging materials for various applications and FAA research programs focused on safely qualifying new materials and processes. She also leads various additive manufacturing standardization activities including ASTM F42 (Chair of the Materials and Processes Polymers Sub-Committee), America Makes Working Groups (Q&C Co-Chair of AMSC Roadmap v2), and SAE’s AMS Additive Manufacturing committee (Chair of Data Management Sub-Committee). Rachael also manages the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH) – 17, a resource to support the development and use of composite and non-metallic AM materials and structures.
Dr. Edward D. Herderick is the Director of Additive Manufacturing at The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. Ed’s passion is expanding the use of Additive Manufacturing in transformational applications. His role at OSU is to grow AM activities across campus in collaboration with industry, government, and academic partners. He holds a joint appointment at Idaho National Laboratory supporting the Department of Energy and INL in developing advanced manufacturing technology. He has held leadership roles at GE, Avon Lake startup rp+m, and Columbus based Edison Welding Institute.
Dr. Sandra DeVincent Wolf is the Executive Director of the CMU Manufacturing Futures Institute where she works to identify, connect, leverage and accelerate research in manufacturing across campus and with industry and government partners to support innovation that will accelerate the path of discovery to commercialization to increase US competitiveness and drive economic development in the Pittsburgh region. She is additionally the Executive Director of the CMU NextManufacturing Center for additive manufacturing research where she leads the activities and partnerships of the Center and its Consortium. Dr. Wolf originally joined the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2015 as Director of Research Partnerships, responsible for facilitating research partnerships and the growth of new initiatives, centers and institutes, and industrial consortia. She continues to lead partnership growth in support of manufacturing at CMU.
Jennifer Oddoserves as Executive Director for Youngstown State University’s Division for Workforce Education and Innovation and President of YSU’s Research Foundation where she is focused on advancing how higher education works with industry and the community to advance workforce, education, research and commercialization strategies.Prior, Jennifer led IBM’s external workforce education initiatives where she was responsible for designing programs and partnerships to drive industry advocacy, education and adoption of modern-day workforce and education strategies. In her role, she launched IBM’s national apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training programs, the first regional IT Workforce Accelerator with Youngstown State University, and also served as the co-chair of the Consumer Technology Association Apprenticeship Coalition. Jennifer joined IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence Group in 2015, where she led North America Talent Acquisition, in addition to enterprise early professional recruiting delivery. Her career experience includes various HR leadership and consulting roles with companies like Whittman-Hart, Black Box Network Services and KeyBank.Ms. Oddocurrently serves on Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Workforce Committee, Board Member for Valley Growth Ventures and OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science and Technology, Te a m N e o(JobsOhioNetwork Partner) Talent Development Council and formerly co-chair for NIST’s National Initiative for Cyber Education (NICE) Apprenticeship Council.
Stephanie Gaffney brings over 20 years of engineering program management experience to the Executive Committee. She has significant experience with a technology transition grant to integrate additive manufacturing into small to medium manufacturers throughout the state of Ohio. Stephanie has ten years of experience managing $25 million in unclassified R&D projects to address urgent joint operational needs of industry, military, academia and non-profits. Her relevant experience includes business model war game participation within aerospace. She served as program manager for all phases of the Maturation of Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment project funded by America Makes, as well as numerous state and federal funded projects.  Stephanie possesses the ability to lead groups of people to common goals and is an innovative self-starter with the ability in initiate and implement multiple projects.  Stephanie is a graduate of Youngstown State University.
Brian Meincke joined the ASTM International staff in March 2012. Brian is ASTM’s Vice President of Global Business Development and Innovation Strategy. Brian participates in setting ASTM’s business strategy, assessing new business ventures and works closely to align industry innovation with standardization. Brian oversees ASTM’s work in emerging technologies including its new advanced manufacturing division and ASTM centers of excellence for additive manufacturing and exo technologies. Brian, in addition to his business development role, previously served as ASTM’s VP of Finance and Treasurer and prior to 2012 served as senior director of membership development and membership marketing and industry outreach at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) where he was responsible for the leadership, management, and marketing of the Institute’s membership activities along with identifying and implementing key strategic alliances with industry associations and corporations.
Dan Sloan brings 30 years’ experience forging strategic relationships between private industry, academia, technology, and service providers for solving manufacturing’s challenging workforce development requirements. Currently serving as Strategic Partnerships Director at Tooling U-SME, Dan’s priorities for accelerating the adoption of cyber-physical systems and advances in Smart Manufacturing leads him to deploy collaborative solutions for developing our industry’s labor pipeline, underserved communities, and incumbent workforce. In addition to Dan’s previous Tooling U-SME programs with Boeing, Caterpillar, General Motors, Harley Davidson, John Deere and other multinational enterprises, Dan currently supports partnerships with the US Department of Defense, Manufacturing USA, and dozens of industry associations tasked with realizing the full potential of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. Prior to joining Tooling U-SME in 2005, Dan oversaw DePaul University’s corporate programs department in Chicago, bridging academia and industry to deploy innovative workforce programming across multiple sectors.
Ms. Debra Zides is Principal Program Manager, Agile Acquisition at the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization with a unique vantage point across whole of government as the operator of six Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) assisting the U.S. government with scientific research and analysis; development and acquisition; and systems engineering and integration. In her role, Ms. Zides applies her leadership and technical skills to enable the public and private sectors to employ innovative policy, program, technology, and R&D solutions to address the nation’s most difficult challenges. Her motto is, Innovate to Overmatch! As a part of her MITRE duties, Ms. Zides is the co-lead for the MITRE Advanced Manufacturing Marketplace (AMM) – a trusted digital environment in development that securely connects buyers, designers, manufacturers, and sellers across government, industry, and academia.
Dr. Mark Cotteleer is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s industry-leading Supply Chain and Network Operations (SCNO) Consulting practice, where he specializes in “Digital Supply Networks.” Along with his team, he collaboratively works with clients and other stakeholders to identify, choose, and deploy solutions in pursuit of true operational and organizational value. His approach combines a deep technical understanding with a human-centered approach to technology deployment. Immediately prior to joining Deloitte Consulting, Mark was a research director for the firm, leading Deloitte’s well-regarded Center for Integrated Research.
Alexandre Donnadieu is the managing director of 3YOURMIND in North America, a specialist in workflow software for 3D printing and enterprise digital transformation. Alexandre has worked his entire career in digital transformation for industrial operations. Prior to 3YOURMIND, Alexandre was an advisor to CEOs and COOs of major industrial firms regarding industry 4.0 and especially helped them define their business case for AM. For the past four years, Alexandre has contributed to 3YOURMIND’s global strategy and helped to position itself as an industry leader of AM workflows. In addition, Alexandre has used his expertise to advocate, and lead AM digital transformation initiatives in industries like defense, automotive, and energy."
Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO, is motivated by developing a disruptive technology to deliver high-value metal components with superior performance. Her passion has manifested into making wave(length)s in metal additive manufacturing since co-founding FormAlloy Technologies, Inc. in 2016. FormAlloy designs and manufactures award-winning directed deposition systems and solutions for a wide range of industries. Prior to FormAlloy, Melanie began her engineering career at Boeing and later spent 14 years in engineering and programs at Lockheed Martin. In 2020, she was named as one of SME’s 20 Exceptional Women in Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing for her focus on opening the design space for multi-material components. She holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, Melanie currently serves on the California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) Board, America Makes Executive Committee, as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Navy League San Diego and is the Women in 3D-Printing Ambassador for San Diego.
Nicholas Mule is currently the Director of the Boeing Additive Manufacturing Intelligence Center. In this capacity, Nicholas develops the modeling, simulation and digital tools required to accelerate adoption and implementation of Additive Manufacturing across the Enterprise. Nicholas has 15 years of Aerospace product development experience and is a recognized leader in additive manufacturing with over 10 years of AM technology development and AM production transition experience in Aerospace. Nicholas holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from UCLA.
Mr. Rosenberger has worked in the aerospace industry for 38 years. He has considerable experience in the aircraft conceptual design arena and has served as principal investigator and program manager for a wide variety of research and development projects, most of which were focused on advanced materials and manufacturing processes.  Since 1997 he has concentrated his efforts on the research, development, and transition of additive manufacturing processes and materials for aerospace applications. In addition to many internal R&D projects, Mr. Rosenberger has worked with the Air Force, Navy, Army, NASA, DARPA, multiple National Labs and several universities to further the state-of-the-art in Additive Manufacturing. 
Zach Simkin is the President of Senvol, the industry leader in data for additive manufacturing (AM). At Senvol, Zach has overseen the development of Senvol ML, which is data-driven machine learning software for AM. Zach’s particular area of focus is on commercializing AM data in ways that are valuable to industry. Zach has led AM programs for Government agencies such as the Navy, Army, Air Force, DLA, Oak Ridge National Lab, and NIST, and also for the commercial sector with customers spanning aerospace, medical, automotive, oil and gas, and consumer products.  In addition to his role at Senvol, Zach has been called to serve in various leadership positions throughout the AM industry. He serves as Past Chair for SME’s Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board, and on the Governance Board of America Makes. Additionally, he is a member of ASME’s Technical Advisory Panel for additive manufacturing, the ASTM F42 Committee for Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and the SAE AMS-AM Additive Manufacturing Committee.