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Joe Moody150

Joseph F. Moody

Joe Moody is President & Executive Director for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). In a career spanning three decades, Moody held top engineering and senior leadership roles in the automotive, oil and gas, and mining and exploration industries.  With an emphasis on technology and product development as well as process innovation, Moody led global research and development teams, strategy and governance activities, and manufacturing facility green-field developments.  He holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

Bob Fagan

Dr. John R. (Bob) Fagan

Bob Fagan is Chief Technology Officer for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).

In this role, he responsible for guiding and executing CCAM’s research agenda, which is collaboratively pursued by CCAM member companies and universities.

Prior to CCAM, Fagan led advanced manufacturing and engineering projects for Pratt & Whitney. Additionally, he has held senior development and management posts with Allison Engine Company (acquired by Rolls-Royce) and Light Engineering (a company he helped grow from its initial start-up).

He holds engineering degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Drexel University and Purdue University, where his doctorate research focused on the fundamental physics of complex aerodynamic flow fields.

Keith Bourne

Dr. Keith Bourne

Keith Bourne joined CCAM in October of 2013 as a manufacturing processes engineer.  He brings his experience in micro-machining process development, process monitoring, and process modeling.  He also has background in the areas of dynamics and controls, mechatronic systems, product design, and prototyping.  Prior to joining CCAM he worked for Foxconn Electronics Inc. as a development engineer in electrical interconnect R&D.

Keith earned his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His work has resulted in twelve technical publications and two patent applications.

Alicia Durham

Alicia Durham

As the manager of administration for CCAM, Alicia Durham is responsible for coordinating and developing policies and procedures for the organization, managing member and vendor relationships, planning events, maintaining the website and bookkeeping.

Before joining CCAM, Durham served as the Assistant Executive Director for RichTech, Central Virginia’s premier technology association. While at RichTech, she implemented a new strategic plan, which included a new brand and membership structure. In addition, she was responsible for marketing, event management and communications, as well as budget management. Prior to working for RichTech, Durham worked with Preferred Management and the Beacon Group as an account manager.

Durham has a BA degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina.

Bruce Sobczak

Bruce Sobczak

As the Director of Workforce Development Bruce leverages CCAM’s resources and industry contacts to help regional partners establish an industry-centric, high performance workforce that makes Southern and Southwest Virginia the site of choice for advanced manufacturing firms.

Bruce started his manufacturing career as a third generation Tool and Die Maker and based on a long list of successful projects he progressed to Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for a worldwide manufacturer of printing devices. Prior to joining CCAM, Bruce served as the Director of Economic and Workforce Development for the South Orange County Community College District in Southern California. Most recently Bruce was appointed to the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Education, Advisory Committee on Adult Education & Literacy.

Bruce was educated early on in trade schools but also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership with honors and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, both from Chapman University in Orange California.

Matt Stremler

Matt Stremler

Matt Stremler joined CCAM in June of 2012 as a manager in surface engineering, with a focus on polymeric and corrosion-resistant coatings.  Prior to joining CCAM, he served for fifteen years as a coatings and corrosion engineer and team leader at Newport News Shipbuilding.  He focused primarily on corrosion-related failures, quality, specification and design, and research and development relating to surface preparation for, and application of, organic coatings.

Stremler earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Master of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, and is an SSPC-certified Protective Coatings Specialist.

Ben Zimmerman

Benjamin Zimmerman

Benjamin Zimmerman joined CCAM in 2012 to lead surface engineering research, with a focus on metal and ceramic-based coatings.  Zimmerman brings nearly a decade of experience researching, developing, and producing coatings and coating-related processes, while collaborating with academia, government institutes, and companies large and small.  Prior to joining CCAM, he worked with high-temperature aerospace coatings as an engineer at Pratt & Whitney, where he was the Subject Matter Expert for ceramic thermal barrier coatings.  More recently, Zimmerman was a Technology Development Lead at Pratt & Whitney, where he focused on developing multiple additive manufacturing technologies.

Zimmerman holds a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University and is enrolled at Indiana University where he is pursuing an MBA.  He has nearly 30 patents currently pending.