Paul Bates is an industry-recognized AM veteran. Bates joined UL in 2014 after serving 20+ years at Reebok where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) “Dinosaur” Award, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including DMLS, SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. Paul is a member of SME for the past 16 years. He is the Past President of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG).He has a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH and a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.