NAMII Announces Executive Committee Appointments

November 16, 2012 | Categories: America Makes News

Youngstown, Ohio — November 16, 2012. NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, awarded on August 16, 2012, and driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), announces that its Governance Board and Technical Advisory Board met yesterday to make appointments to its Executive Committee. “As a public-private partnership, NAMII employs a shared leadership model between industry and government,” said Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President and Executive Director and Acting Director for NAMII. “We believe this leadership model will promote much collaboration among all of our members to accelerate additive manufacturing technologies and innovation to the U.S. manufacturing sector. With these final appointments to the Executive Committee, NAMII’s organizational structure is now complete. Join me in congratulating our Executive Committee appointees.”



Gary Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University

Jim McGuffin-Cawley, Case Western Reserve



Eric Barnes, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jim Williams, 3D Systems



Tim Shinbara, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

Mark Tomlinson, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)



Bill Macy, Stratasys

Tom Stimson, The Timken Company



Bruce Kramer, National Science Foundation (NSF)

John Russell, Department of Defense (DoD)

Robert Ivester, Department of Energy (DOE)


NAMII is a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, and workforce development resources all collaborating with a singular, shared vision to transition additive manufacturing technology to the mainstream U.S. manufacturing sector. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, NAMII is the pilot institute for the newly established National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). NAMII is managed by the NationalCenterfor Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For additional information, visit 


The NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at