Biographies of Speakers and Planning Committee Members*
(as of November 2018)
WILLIAM B. BONVILLIAN*
William B. Bonvillian is a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and senior director of MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. From 2006 until 2017, he was director of MIT’s Washington Office, supporting MIT’s historic role in science policy. He teaches courses on innovation systems at MIT as well as at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is coauthor of three books on innovation, Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies (MIT Press, 2018), Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors (Oxford University Press, 2015), and Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution (MIT Press, 2009), as well as numerous articles. Previously, he worked for more than 15 years on innovation issues as a senior advisor in the U.S. Senate, and was a deputy assistant secretary of transportation. He serves on the committee for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Innovation Policy Forum and chairs the Committee on Science and Engineering Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he was elected a Fellow in 2011.
Andrew Bowd is AIM Photonics chief strategist and business development executive based at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute in Albany. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, with an honors degree in applied physics with semiconductor electronics at a time when physics departments were very active in optical computing and laser physics (related to the Strategic Defense Initiative of President Reagan). Mr. Bowd has held senior executive positions in the chemical and semiconductors working for global companies in the United States, Germany, U.K., and Asia. Additionally, he has been chief financial officer of a GaN-on-Silicon hi-tech start-up. Most recently, he was the chief financial officer of global R&D finance at
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the world’s number two semiconductor foundry, where he was deeply involved in strategic investment decisions.
Eric Burkland is president of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association. A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Mr. Burkland is a 1974 honors graduate of Miami University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in political science. During 1972 and 1973 he studied at the European Study Center in Luxembourg; later, he returned to Miami University to pursue post-graduate studies in political science. Mr. Burkland became president of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association in 1989. He has served on numerous panels and participated in initiatives in a variety of public policy areas, including taxation, education, workers’ compensation, transportation, environmental management, and energy during the terms of five Ohio governors, and has served as a research assistant for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Burkland was vice president of legislative relations at the Community Mutual Insurance Company. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Burkland was director of the Department of State Legislation at the Ohio State Medical Association.
THE HONORABLE EMILY STOVER DEROCCO*
Emily DeRocco is the past president of the Manufacturing Institute, where she launched and implemented a strategic national agenda focused on education reform and workforce development, innovation support and services, and research on behalf of U.S. manufacturers. Under her leadership, the institute developed and deployed a system of nationally portable, industry-recognized manufacturing skills certifications now influencing secondary and post-secondary education reform efforts in virtually all states; chaired the National Thought Leaders Forum on linking the nation’s high-performance supercomputing capacity to manufacturers; and released leading-edge research including “The Facts About Modern Manufacturing,” “The Innovation Imperative: How U.S. Manufacturing Can Restore Its Edge,” “The Manufacturing Industry’s Structural Cost Study: People & Profitability,” and “The Annual Index of the Public Perception About Modern Manufacturing.” In 2012, Ms. DeRocco launched a Washington, DC based strategic consulting practice focused on linking education, workforce, and economic development assets for competitive advantage. She is currently serving as director of the National Network of Business and Industry Associations managed by the Business Roundtable. Ms. DeRocco also directs the education and workforce strategies for the Detroit-based American Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) institute. In 2016, she was appointed to the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board by the Australian Secretary of Defense, and in January 2018, she accepted an appointment to the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Prior to her leadership in U.S. manufacturing, Ms. DeRocco was nominated by President Bush and confirmed
by the U.S. Senate in 2001 as the assistant secretary of labor. Ms. DeRocco is a proud graduate of Pennsylvania State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. She currently serves on the board of directors of the University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence and New Jersey Innovation Institute.
Nancy Diaz-Elsayed is a research assistant professor at the University of South Florida in the department of civil and environmental engineering. Prior to this position, she was the sustainable manufacturing specialist at Autodesk. Dr. Diaz-Elsayed’s projects have spanned discrete and continuous processes, including the development of a building-intelligence application that combined real-time data with building information models to improve the performance of factories and commercial buildings, and the sustainable design of integrated water and wastewater treatment systems. Her research interests include the modeling of complex systems and processes, technology development for smart and sustainable manufacturing, and the role of industrial symbiosis in the design and growth of urban environments. Dr. Diaz-Elsayed received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2013.
Yoel Fink is chief executive officer of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), and professor of materials science and engineering and joint professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Fink’s work is in fiber devices and harnessing weaving and knitting technologies to create integrated fabric systems, with the aim of redefining what a fabric is. The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Institute is backed by industry, academia, government, and venture capital and is aimed at accelerating a widespread commercialization of highly functional fabrics. Dr. Fink recently led MIT’s $317 million winning proposal for the creation of the institute. Dr. Fink is the recipient of multiple awards, among them the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Initiatives in Research (2004), the MacVicar Fellowship (2007) for outstanding teaching, and the Collier Medal (2016). He is a co-founder of OmniGuide Inc. (2000) and served as its chief executive officer from 2007 to 2010. He presided over its commercial launch, established an 80 percent gross margin business, and grew it to $20 million. He is the coauthor of more than 80 scientific journal articles and holds more than 50 issued U.S. patents on multimaterial fibers and devices. As director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, he initiated the Translational Fellows Program, a postdoc venture program to facilitate research-derived ventures, and the low-cost renovation effort, and during his tenure, the lab became fully endowed. Dr. Professor Fink holds a B.A. in physics and a B.Sc. in chemical
engineering from the Technion, and a Ph.D. from MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Joseph Fox is the director of emerging and external technologies for Ashland, a global diversified specialty-chemical company. He is a key member of the Global Business Development Group that supports Ashland’s composites business unit, a leading supplier of thermosetting resins for polymer composite applications. Mr. Fox is responsible for identifying significant growth opportunities for Ashland’s composite resins business by finding new applications for composites and by developing partnerships throughout the value chain. He is the focal point for composites’ open innovation initiatives and for identifying technology at other companies, universities, and federal laboratories that can impact Ashland. Mr. Fox has served on the board of directors of the Innovation Research Interchange, Polymer Ohio, and the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center. He also serves as director of the Miracle League of Central Ohio, a baseball league for special needs children.
Erica R. H. Fuchs is a professor in the department of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and was the founding faculty director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative—an initiative across six schools aimed to revolutionize the commercialization and local production of advanced manufactured products. Her research focuses on the development, commercialization, and global manufacturing of emerging technologies and on national policy in that context. Dr. Fuchs was selected in 2012 as World Economic Forum Young Scientist (top 40 under 40, internationally). Over the past decade, Dr. Fuchs has played a growing role in national and international meetings on the future of advanced manufacturing, including being one of 23 participants in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology workshop that led to the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, and serving on the expert group that supported the White House in the 2016 Innovation Dialogue between the United States and China. She currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine National Materials and Manufacturing Board; the academic advisory board for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, of which MIT’s Technology Policy Program is a part; the World Economic Forum’s Future of Production Global Futures Council; and the Advisory Editorial Board for Research Policy. Dr. Fuchs completed her Ph.D. in engineering systems at MIT in 2006. She received her masters and bachelors degrees also from MIT in technology policy (2003) and materials science and engineering (1999), respectively. Dr. Fuchs spent 1999-2000 as a fellow at the United Nations in Beijing, China. Her work has been published in Science,
Nature, Research Policy, and Management Science and has been covered on National Public Radio, by Bloomberg, and in the New York Times.
THE HONORABLE PATRICK GALLAGHER
As the University of Pittsburgh’s 18th chancellor, Patrick Gallagher directs one of the nation’s premier public institutions for higher education and research. In this role, Dr. Gallagher oversees a community of more than 34,000 students at 16 undergraduate and graduate schools across five campuses. He supports the work of more than 13,000 faculty and staff members who are committed to advancing the university’s legacy of academic excellence, community service, and research innovation. Under his leadership, Pitt has strengthened its status as one of the nation’s premier public institutions for higher education and research, including being named the top public university in the Northeast by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. Prior to his installation at Pitt, Dr. Gallagher spent more than two decades in public service. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed him to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology. While in this role, Dr. Gallagher also served as acting deputy secretary of commerce before leaving for Pitt in the summer of 2014. Today, Dr. Gallagher serves as the chair of Internet2 and is active on a number of boards and forums, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Presidential Forum, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He has also completed terms on a wide range of community boards and committees, including President Obama’s 12-person Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity in 2016. Dr. Gallagher holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy from Benedictine College in Kansas.
Michael Garvey is president of Grale Technologies, a research and commercialization firm located in Youngstown, Ohio, and the president and chief executive officer of M-7 Technologies, a manufacturing and applied engineering firm also located in Youngstown. M-7 is a founding and governing board member of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. M-7 Technologies is also a founding member of ASTM International Standards Development Committee E-57 Three Dimensional Imaging Systems, and a member of the Association for Manufacturing Technologies. Mr. Garvey has worked in the defense, transportation, energy, and industrial markets of the United States, teaming with technology partners from around the globe. For the past 15 years, he and his company have focused their efforts on identifying and equipping the small to medium-sized manufacturers community with 21st century digital capabilities. Recently, Grale Technologies was issued a patent for high-speed, non-contact, digital multi-sensor component scanning technology, and is
currently collaborating with leading research organizations and prominent international companies to commercialize the technology for use with both additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques. This technology will be the basis for machine tool learning and manufacturing process based artificial intelligence. Mr. Garvey was an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, board member of the Northeastern Ohio Technology Council, and member of the Governor’s State Workforce Policy Board. Currently, he is a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, executive board member of the Youngstown Business Incubator, board member of Ohio MEP MAGNET, and member of Youngstown State University College of STEM Advisory Committee. M-7 Technologies was recognized by the state of Ohio as the 2010 Ohio Employer of the Year. Mr. Garvey is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Thomas Guevara joined the Indiana University Public Policy Institute as its fifth director in April 2017. Prior to coming to the Public Policy Institute, Mr. Guevara spent six years as deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. In this role, he led the federal economic development agenda, promoting innovation and competitiveness to help U.S. workers and businesses compete globally. As the agency's most senior career officer, he led the Economic Development Administration during the transition of presidential administrations while performing the duties of the assistant secretary for economic development. Mr. Guevara has worked in a variety of state and local government positions in Indiana in addition to a six-year career in the private sector with Crowe Horwath LLP in Indianapolis. He served as the assistant budget director for the Health and Human Services Division of the Indiana State Budget Agency and also worked as controller for the city of Bloomington.
Jennifer Hagan-Dier is director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program at the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, a position she has held since joining in 2013. In 2015, she led the successful proposal for this program as part of the national re-competition of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership network resulting in a $7.2 million increase in federal funding over 10 years. Under Ms. Hagan-Dier’s leadership, the Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership has developed and deployed several pilot projects generating over $2 million in additional funding for the Center for Industrial Services and expanded service offerings to focus on workforce and supply chain development as well as advanced manufacturing solutions for small and medium-sized manufacturers. Prior to holding this position, Ms. Hagan-Dier worked as a senior
manager of state and local tax services for Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, working with manufacturers and other companies on their state and local tax planning and economic development incentives. Prior to this work, Ms. Hagan-Dier served as assistant commissioner for the Department of Revenue and the Liaison to the Department of Economic and Community Development, where she worked directly with government officials, economic development professionals, and companies to negotiate and package relocation and expansion incentives for new and existing businesses across the state. Prior to joining the state of Tennessee in 2007, Ms. Hagan-Dier served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Thomas A. Wiseman in the Middle District of Tennessee and four years as an associate in environmental law with Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. She received her J.D. with honors from DePaul University College of Law in 2001 where she was member of the Order of the Coif and an editor of the DePaul Law Review and the Women’s Law Journal. She received her bachelor’s in communications from the University of Tennessee in 1997, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise.
DAVID M. HART*
David M. Hart is professor and director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and co-chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Innovation Policy Forum. Dr. Hart is a senior fellow on clean energy innovation policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, where he also is a member of the board of directors, and a nonresident senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Hart served as senior associate dean from 2013 to 2015 and as assistant director for innovation policy, with a focus on advanced manufacturing, at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, in 2011-2012. Dr. Hart’s books include Unlocking Energy Innovation (MIT Press, co-authored with Richard K. Lester), The Emergence of Entrepreneurship Policy (Cambridge University Press), and Forged Consensus: Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in the U.S., 1929-1953 (Princeton University Press).
Rebecca Hartley is the director of operations at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) and the chief workforce officer with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) institute. She has spent more than 20 years working in higher education administration in the areas of undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions, academic records, student affairs, and workforce development. Her research interest focuses on citizen public opinion as it relates to federal and state public policy, and how outside
political interests affect policy agendas and policy implementation. She holds a Ph.D. in public administration and public policy from Auburn University.
Susan Helper is the Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She was formerly chief economist at the Department of Commerce and a member of the White House Staff. Dr. Helper has served as chair of the Case Western Department of Economics and has been a visiting scholar at University of Oxford, the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the globalization of supply chains and the impacts of automation on workers and small firms. Dr. Helper received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and her B.A. from Oberlin College in economics, government, and Spanish.
Patrick Hillberg is education and workforce development lead for Siemens PLM Software, where he collaborates with industry, academia, and workforce organizations to develop talent development strategies in 21st-century manufacturing. Dr. Hillberg’s past experience includes leading teams in developing product lifecycle management, digital manufacturing, process planning, robotics, and machine vision applications for a variety of industries, where his focus was on organizational change through collective learning. He is on faculty in Oakland University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, where he created a graduate-level course in product lifecycle management. He is past chair of the MAT2 Technical Product Design Steering Committee and an advisor to numerous education and workforce committees. Dr. Hillberg received a B.S. in computer science from Michigan Technological University, an M.S.E. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from Oakland University.
Kathleen Kingscott is vice president of strategic partnerships for IBM Research, responsible for developing collaborative research partnerships between IBM, industry, academia, and government. Ms. Kingscott is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Innovation Policy Forum and chairs the CTO Work Group of the Semiconductor Industry Association. She is a member of the board of managers of the American Institute of Physics Publishing. She is the co-chair of the Task Force on American Innovation, a coalition of companies, university associations, and professional societies that supports federal investment in scientific research, and a member of the executive committee of the
Electronics Division of the National Defense Industrial Association. Previously, Ms. Kingscott held the IBM Industry Chair at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. Other earlier roles include director of worldwide innovation policy for IBM with responsibility for worldwide public policy matters regarding innovation, science, and technology, and a number of positions in IBM related to public policy, congressional relations, information technology marketing, and marketing management. She served as a member of the Secretary of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council in 2015-2016. She has been with IBM for 45 years.
Brett B. Lambert is vice president of corporate strategy at Northrop Grumman, a position he assumed in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he was an executive-in-residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors and a senior fellow at the National Defense Industrial Association, and served on several corporate boards involved in national security and intelligence. In 2018, Mr. Lambert was appointed to the Nuclear Security Working Group, a nonpartisan network of leaders in the field of national and nuclear security. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Lambert was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy. In this position Mr. Lambert served as the principal advisor to the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics on all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities and assessments; defense industry mergers, acquisitions, and consolidation; preservation of essential industries and technologies; and other industry-related matters. In 2011, Mr. Lambert led President Obama’s effort at the Department of Defense to establish the first National Network for Manufacturing Innovation site, which culminated in the selection of additive manufacturing (3D printing) as the focal point for the administration’s pursuit of a manufacturing renaissance. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Lambert spent 20 years working with defense and intelligence firms. From 1989 to 2007, he held positions of increasing responsibility at DFI International, a national security consultancy he built with the founder and which he assisted in selling in 2007. Before joining DFI, he worked for the Department of State at the American Embassy in New Delhi. Mr. Lambert attended graduate school at Jawaharlal Nehru University on a Rotary graduate scholarship following his undergraduate work at Kansas State University. He has also worked as an independent journalist in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
Paul Lewis is professor of political economy at King’s College London. He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Christ Church, Oxford. Before joining King’s College he was a Newton Trust Lecturer in the faculty of economics and politics at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Emmanuel and
Selwyn Colleges. His research explores the role of technicians in advanced manufacturing, focusing in particular on the skills and training needed by such workers. In recent years he has completed studies of technician skills and training in multiple sectors including aerospace, cell therapy, chemicals, composites, industrial biotechnology, nuclear, and space, as well as explored the role of the U.K. Catapult centers in developing technicians for emerging industries in advanced manufacturing.
Kevin McComber is the assistant director at AIM Photonics Academy, the education and workforce branch of AIM Photonics. Prior to joining AIM Photonics Academy, Dr. McComber worked in a variety of industrial roles, including as a senior process engineer at Intel’s Fab 32 high-volume semiconductor factory and as a management consultant in the financial services industry. Dr. McComber received his bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ira Moskowitz is the director of advanced manufacturing programs at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). MassTech is an innovative public agency working to enhance economic growth, accelerate technology use and adoption, and harness the value of research by engaging in meaningful collaborations across academia, industry, and government. Mr. Moskowitz oversees the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative, an economic development program investing over $100 million in projects that create new manufacturing technology within the Manufacturing USA infrastructure. He also co-chairs the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, the state’s leadership commission of industry, academics, and policymakers, and serves as a mentor, judge, and industry champion at MassChallenge, the world’s largest start-up accelerator. Prior to this position, Mr. Moskowitz spent over 30 years managing semiconductor technology development and manufacturing, including operations in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He first worked at AT&T Bell Labs, where he was named a distinguished member of technical staff, the highest technical designation. Following Bell Labs, he joined Analog Devices, Inc., where he progressed through a series of manufacturing positions, most recently serving as vice president and general manager, U.S. Operations. Mr. Moskowitz holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. in finance and international business from New York University. He is a member of the Leadership Council of AIM Photonics, the board of directors of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, the board of directors of Greentown Learn, and multiple university and industry advisory boards.
LUIS M. PROENZA*
Luis M. Proenza was president of the University of Akron from 1999 to 2014. He has been involved in national science and technology policy matters since the 1970s. In 2001, President George W. Bush named Dr. Proenza to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the nation’s highest-level policy-advisory group for science and technology. In 2004, the secretary of energy appointed him chairman of the Science and Mathematics Education Task Force and, later, to the Secretary of Energy advisory board. Dr. Proenza is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy1 and serves as co-chair of the Innovation Policy Forum.2 He served on the planning committee for the workshop summarized in The Role of State Governments in Economic Development and R&D Competitiveness: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief and on the Committee on 21st Century Manufacturing, which produced the report 21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, among others. Dr. Proenza received a Ph.D. in neurobiology/psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1971.
Nicolaus Rhenwrick is a research engineer for Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Technology Office, currently supporting the digital transformation organization and future enterprise program. Most recently, Mr. Rhenwrick supported the vice president of corporate engineering and program operations leading two major initiatives: enterprise strategic sourcing and advanced electronics. He managed project budgets for both initiatives and successfully led the completion of an advanced electronics strategy deep dive in support of Lockheed Martin’s chief technology officer and executive leadership team. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rhenwrick was a deputy program manager in Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Business Area. He was responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of key C-130 development, production, and sustainment programs. Mr. Rhenwrick served as DPM for the C-130J U.S. Air Force Block 8.1 Upgrade Program (DFARS). He was responsible for monitoring a program budget of approximately $150 million. In addition, he supported the Royal Flight of Oman, Royal Air Force of Oman, and Indian Air Force, serving as an interface across multiple functional teams to ensure cost and schedule goals were met and performance was captured in accordance with earned value guidelines. Prior to that, Mr. Rhenwrick served as the C-130 design schedule committee chairman. He led an Integrated Product Team (IPT) of experienced professionals representing production operations, supply chain management, quality, tool
1 Member, January 2012 to February 2019.
2 Co-Chair, March 2013 to January 2019.
engineering, and global sustainment, managing the release of engineering designs for all C-130 development programs and coordinating with IPT leads to ensure all engineering design activities supported production of the aircraft. Before joining Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Mr. Rhenwrick was a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Systems, where he performed high-fidelity modeling simulations for communication systems, designed and analyzed present and future system architectures, and developed recommendations for customers to optimize system performance. Mr. Rhenwrick received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.
Andrew Schrank is the Olive C. Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs and a faculty associate at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. He studies labor and employment relations, industrial policy, and their interrelationships in the United States and Latin America.
Willy Shih is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is also part of the Technology and Operations Management Unit, and he teaches in the M.B.A. and Executive Education Programs. His expertise is in manufacturing and product development, and he has written or co-authored numerous cases and teaching materials in industries including semiconductors, information technology, consumer electronics, aerospace, transportation equipment, and manufacturing processes and tools, as well as intellectual property. His paper, “Restoring American Competitiveness,” co-authored with Gary Pisano, won the 2009 McKinsey Award. His book, Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance, co-authored with Gary Pisano, has called attention to the link between manufacturing and innovation. His paper on the challenges of reshoring was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of the Sloan Management Review. Prior to coming to the Harvard Business School in 2007, Dr. Shih spent 28 years in industry at IBM, Digital Equipment, Silicon Graphics, Eastman Kodak, and Thomson SA. He worked in product development and manufacturing in a wide range of areas including computer systems, scientific instruments, semiconductors, digital cameras, optical discs, and software systems. Reporting to him have been major manufacturing operations in the United States, China, Ireland, Japan, and Mexico, as well as global sales and marketing operations. Dr. Shih is on the board of directors of FLEX Inc., a large manufacturing and supply chain services provider, and the board of VEO Robotics, a start-up focused on transforming manufacturing with computer vision, 3D sensing, and artificial
intelligence. He has S.B. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lloyd Whitman is the principal assistant director for physical sciences and engineering and co-leader of the science portfolio in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), on detail from his position as chief scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Whitman provides senior leadership to OSTP for a broad range of science and technology areas and national research and development programs and strategies. He received a B.S. in physics from Brown University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University. Dr. Whitman spent most of his research career at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he led a diverse portfolio of research studying nanostructures and their integration into advanced sensor systems. He was subsequently the founding deputy director of NIST’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and served at OSTP for the last two years of the Obama administration as assistant director for nanotechnology and advanced materials. He has over 160 publications and multiple patents, and has been recognized with numerous media citations and awards.
Dr. James K. (Jim) Woodell recently served as vice resident for economic development and community engagement at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), where he worked closely with member institutions to develop tools and resources to enhance their regional engagement and economic development efforts. He served as the staff director for APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity, and also the organization’s Council on Engagement and Outreach, advancing APLU’s economic and community engagement agenda. Dr. Woodell maintained APLU’s strong presence in national issues related to the economic and social impacts of public research universities. At APLU, Dr. Woodell worked with member university leaders to create the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities designation and awards program. He also led the development and publication of a series of tools for university economic engagement—the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity’s Economic Engagement Framework—which are central to the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities program application process. The flagship publication in this series is Higher Education Engagement in Economic Development: Foundations for Strategy and Practice. Central to his work at APLU was convening the leadership of member universities, including presidents and chancellors, senior research officers, provosts, and associate and assistant vice presidents with responsibility for innovation, entrepreneurship, talent development, and community engagement. A skilled and dynamic facilitator, Dr. Woodell has led the planning
and implementation of nearly 20 national meetings of public research university leaders. Prior to joining APLU, Dr. Woodell served as assistant director for Transformative Regional Engagement Networks, focused on bringing together participants in the “quadruple helix” of business, government, universities, and non-profits for innovation-driven regional development. Dr. Woodell was a college teacher and administrator for 10 years, including managing a large-scale distance-learning program for Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Woodell also served as dean of academic technology and distance learning at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts.