Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
John G. Bollinger (chair) is dean of the College of Engineering and Bascom Professor of Engineering in the departments of electrical and computer engineering and industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His 40-year career has been focused on computer control of machines and processes, robotics, design of production machinery, and analysis of dynamic systems. Dr. Bollinger has been actively involved with the manufacturing community as a consultant; as a member of the boards of directors of several companies in the consumer products, scientific instruments, machinery, and communications equipment industries; and as chairman of the board of an electronic drive systems company. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design.
Dennis K. Benson is president of Appropriate Solutions, Inc., a public policy research and evaluation company founded in 1978. Dr. Benson has been involved in lifelong learning and development, with particular emphasis on workforce training and development, welfare reform, performance accountability, and quality management and enhancement systems. He is currently serving on the board of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and is champion for their professional development program.
Nathan Cloud is a professional engineer and president/founder of Cirrus Engineering, which offers consulting and design services for manufacturing enterprises. He recently retired from DuPont as engineering fellow. Over a period of 35 years, he has conceived and led development of innovative products and processes and advanced manufacturing systems and is named as the inventor on a number of U.S. patents. Mr. Cloud helped DuPont incorporate advanced manufacturing
technology into its operations in a variety of ways, including leading their Advanced Manufacturing Program and Laboratory and a number of Next Generation Manufacturing project initiatives. He also led the development of new business processes for the concurrent creation and development of products and their manufacturing systems, one of which was adopted throughout DuPont as a "best practice" for new product development. Mr. Cloud is continuing to develop software that supports the creation of new business enterprises.
Gordon Forward is vice chairman of the board of TXI. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Forward was president and chief executive officer of Chaparral Steel. His experience is in business management, application of advanced technology in manufacturing enterprises, and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Dr. Forward is the chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Development, Gulf of Mexico Chapter, an organization of international business people seeking solutions to environmental problems. He is a director of the Steel Manufacturing Association and a director of Novanda Forest, Inc. Dr. Forward is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Barbara Fossum is director of the Master of Science Degree Program in Science and Technology Commercialization at the IC2 Institute, co-director of the Manufacturing System Center, and member of the teaching faculty at the University of Texas. She has been on the Advisory Board of the University of Texas Quality Center and was previously director and founder of the Quality Management Consortia Program at the university. Dr. Fossum has expertise in operations management, computer systems for manufacturing, total quality management practices, business process reengineering, and small company operations. She is a fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and is on their International Board of Directors. From 1991 to 1995, she served on the Board of Advisors of the Computer and Automated Systems Association of SME. Dr. Fossum has been involved in a number of manufacturing initiatives, including the Next Generation Manufacturing project, National Industrial Competitiveness Workshops for Information Systems in Manufacturing, and Computer Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support and Concurrent Engineering.
Donald Frey is professor of industrial engineering and management sciences at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Northwestern in 1988, he held positions with the Ford Motor Company and Bell and Howell, where he was chairman of the board and chief operating officer. At Ford, he held positions in research, product development, and operations, including vice president for product development and general manager of the Ford Division. Dr. Frey has experience in enterprise management, strategic planning, and technology research and development. He has served on the boards of directors for several multinational companies and has worked with the World Bank on economic development issues. Dr. Frey is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
David Hagen is immediate past president of the Engineering Society of Detroit. Previously, he was president of the Michigan Center for High Technology, which is responsible for implementation of technological innovations into industrial applications. Mr. Hagen spent 35 years at Ford Motor company, where he was Chief Engine Engineer; general manager of the Engine Division, responsible for eight manufacturing plants and engine design engineering; and general manager of the ALPHA program, responsible for developing advanced processes in product design and manufacturing operations for worldwide application. Mr. Hagen has experience in product design, manufacturing operations, and implementation of advanced design and processing technologies.
James A. Jordan, Jr. is president and cofounder of NGM Knowledge Systems. He organized the Next Generation Manufacturing System's Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Program and the Next Generation Manufacturing Education Program for the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing-International. Dr. Jordan has cochaired the Agile Virtual Enterprise Executive Development Group and was lead author for the Next Generation Manufacturing project's Imperative on Enterprise Integration. He has been a contributor to several other national and international studies of the future of manufacturing. Dr. Jordan retired in 1993 after a lengthy management career with IBM focused on research and development for information technology and systems to support industry. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan.
Ann Majchrzak is professor of information systems in the Department of Information and Operations Management at the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California. Her research interests are human factors and workforce issues related to advanced manufacturing, including agile manufacturing, application of artificial intelligence, concurrent engineering, implementation of advanced manufacturing technology, programmable manufacturing technology, and tools for interdisciplinary manufacturing systems. Professor Majchrzak has authored two books on human factors: Human Aspects of Computer Aided Design and The Human Side of Factory Automation: Managerial and Human Resource Strategies for Making Automation Succeed.
Eugene Meieran is an Intel fellow at Intel Corporation, which produces semiconductor chips and devices. He has been a leader in the development and implementation of world-class manufacturing initiatives at Intel. His expertise is in semiconductor materials and processes, electronic packaging, process control and statistics, and application of artificial intelligence in manufacturing. He has contributed to many national and international manufacturing initiatives, including the Next-Generation Manufacturing project, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leaders for Manufacturing program, and the National Research Council Committee on Information Technology for Manufacturing. Dr. Meieran is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
David Miska is manager of United Technologies Corporation's Manufacturing Council, which is responsible for the introduction of new manufacturing technology and practices for all domestic and international operations. He is also a project manager for United Technology's supply chain management initiatives. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Miska held a number of positions at the Pratt and Whitney division of United Technologies where he was responsible for machine and tool planning, manufacturing engineering and technology, quality assurance, CAD/CAM systems, customer support, and product engineering. Mr. Miska has served as chair of the American Society of Quality Control and industry chair for the production equipment and systems group at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
Lawrence J. Rhoades is president and chief executive officer of Extrude Hone Corporation, a process developer and equipment supplier for a wide range of manufacturing industries. He holds patents on more than two dozen inventions related to nontraditional manufacturing processes for machining, finishing, forming, and measurement. He has been the chair for the advisory committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and has served on numerous advisory groups for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Commerce, addressing technologies and business practices related to manufacturing. Mr. Rhoades has served on the board of the Association for Manufacturing Technologies and currently serves on the boards of Concurrent Technologies Corporation, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
Eugene Wong is the chief scientist and member of the board of directors of Vision Software Tools, Inc. He was recently appointed to head the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. He was a member of the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley from 1962 to 1994, a founder of the INGRES Corporation, and associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His recent interests have been in software systems, and he is currently developing software products for automating business processes. Dr. Wong is a member and councilor of the National Academy of Engineering.