Creating success for our members by transforming applied research into business advantages

The Technical Advisory Council (TAC) is an advisory body to the IOB that is charged with reviewing the research strategy of CCAM and providing feedback to the executive director on how the research strategy relates to broader research topics in the field of advanced manufacturing.

Chair: Ravi Shankar

Technical Advisory Council (TAC) Members

Kenneth Baeszler | Market Segment Manager – Aerospace | GF Machining Solutions

John Barnes | Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Technology | RTI Metals International

Sam Battah | Canon Virginia

Cliff Bliss | Commercial Operations Manager, 3D Optical Scanning Solutions | Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Tracy Darrow | VP Global Supply Chain | Dynamic Precision Group (DPG) / TurboCombuster Technologies

Nasser Ghariban | Assoc. Prof., Mfg. Engineering | Virginia State University

Todd Himes | Regional Sales Manager | Mitutoyo America Corporation

Mike Keeble | Technical Development Manager | Buehler

Matt Kiley | Sr. Manager – Product Manufacturing Technology | Arconic

Scott Killian | Business Development Manager – Aerospace | EOS – Elector Optical Systems

Arvind Krishna | Global Head of Engineering | Oerlikon Metco

Ben Lagow | Materials Lead Engineer | Rolls-Royce

Xiaodong (Chris) Li | Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor, ASME Fellow, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering | University of Virginia

John Malinzak | Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering | Aerojet Rocketdyne

Manuel Merkt | Hermle Machine Company

Jennifer Michaeli | Old Dominion University

Suraj Musuvathy | Siemens

Gary Pickrell | Associate Professor | Virginia Tech

John Ralls | Manager Engineering II | Newport News Shipbuilding

Brian Reiche | Technical Account Manager | Eastern Virginia | National Instruments

Nik Ruettimann | Director of Applied Research | Blaser Swisslube

Ravi Shankar | Director, Coating and Process Technologies | Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC

Nelson Sorbo | VP Engineering | Cool Clean

Matt Szymanski | VP Products Software Division | Mechdyne

Karen Taminger | Materials Research Engineer, Tech Lead – Structural Efficiency, Fixed Wing Project | NASA Langley Research Center

Joyce Tan | Engineering Group Lead | Airbus Americas Inc.

Erdem Topsakal | Department Chair and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Virginia Commonwealth University

Greg Walker | Director, Product and Technical Solutions | Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. (SIS)

Jason Wells | Chief Technical Officer | SGS Tool

Mathias Wolf | Drilling Development Specialist | Sandvik Coromant