The Benefits of Manufacturing Partnerships
Wednesday May 30, 2012
Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue Memorial Union - North and South Ballrooms
8:00 a.m Registration, Continental Breakfast, Research Exhibits, and Networking
9:00 a.m. Welcome
John W. Sutherland – Fehsenfeld Family Head and Professor, Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University
9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Timothy D. Sands – Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering, Purdue University
9:30 a.m. Keynote Address: U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
Michael F. Molnar – Chief Manufacturing Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:30 a.m. Networking Break and Manufacturing Exhibits
11:00 a.m. Public - Private Partnership Success Stories

Moderator: George B. Adams III – Director, and Associate Director

Craig Carson – CEO, Jeco Plastic Products and Thomas Siegmund – Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

James Mann – CEO, M4 Sciences and Srinivasan Chandrasekar – Professor, Industrial Engineering and Director, Center for Materials Processing and Tribology, Purdue University

 – Rolls Royce and Nathan Hartman – Associate Professor, Computer Graphics Technology, and Co-Director Purdue Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence, Purdue University

Lloyd Fields President, Government Services, Imaginestics LLC and Karthik Ramani Donald W. Fedderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Address - The Importance of Digital Manufacturing
Frank Doerner – Vice-President; Material, Processes, and Structures Technology; Boeing Research and Technology
Afternoon Sessions:
1:00 p.m.

Federal Agency Support for Manufacturing
Abstract: Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the wide range of existing and planned advanced manufacturing initiatives, the mission and goals of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, and how manufacturers can participate in these programs.

Moderator: Abhi Deshmukh – James J. Solberg Head and Professor, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Robert W. Ivester – Acting Deputy Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

Steven H. McKnight – Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Directorate of Engineering, National Science Foundation

Neal Orringer – Director, Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense

2:00 p.m.

Town Hall - What Do Manufacturers Need
Abstract:  This session will provide attendees with an unique opportunity to ask and answer questions on the opportunities and challenges confronting public-private manufacturing partnerships through the use of crowdsourcing technology.  Attendees will be able to ask questions and will be asked to respond to questions through a variety of social media formats. Areas for discussion will include topics such as: technology development, manufacturing policy, education and workforce development, and shared facilities and infrastructure.

Moderator: Gerry Dick – President and Managing Editor, Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC

Matthew Bell – President, Ivy Tech Corporate College

Dean Beutel – Director CPS Deployment – Americas, Caterpillar

Ralph Resnick – President and Executive Director, National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining

3:30 p.m.

Summit Outcomes and Opportunities
Abstract: The day's activities will conclude with a summary of the information presented in the day's proceedings and a review of the opportunities to become involved in existing and planned public-private partnerships.

John W. Sutherland – Fehsenfeld Family Head and Professor, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

4:00 p.m. Summit concludes, venue open for networking and research exhibits until 4:30 p.m.


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