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Five Top Minds in Manufacturing Technology from Primes, Government, NASA to Keynote Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Conference in Anaheim in April

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Five Top Minds in Manufacturing Technology from Primes, Government, NASA to Keynote Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Conference in Anaheim in April

Five Top Minds in Manufacturing Technology from Primes, Government, NASA to Keynote Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Conference in Anaheim in April

DEARBORN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Five of the best minds in aerospace, defense and space manufacturing technology, each responsible for driving productivity in the enterprise, will keynote AeroDef Manufacturing 2011, a technical conference and exposition, April 5-7 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mike Vander Wel, director of the manufacturing domain in the Enterprise Technology Strategy Office, The Boeing Company
  • Tom Burbage, executive vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin
  • Steve Linder, director of manufacturing technology, within Department of Defense Research and Engineering’s Office of Technology Transition
  • James K. Sutter, PhD, senior scientist, Polymer Branch of Materials and Structure Division at NASA
  • Douglas Comstock, director for partnership, innovation and commercial space, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA

Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and backed by leaders from the leading OEMs, AeroDef will showcase the latest advanced manufacturing processes. Attendees will see the entire manufacturing thread, from enabling technologies to advanced, integrated systems. Sessions will allow manufacturing professionals to learn how OEMs and suppliers are working together to advance productivity while reducing costs. AeroDef, for the first time, will bring together the entire aerospace and defense manufacturing world in one location.

Vander Wel is responsible for the leadership and strategy of Boeing’s technology portfolio in the Manufacturing Domain across the Boeing enterprise.

Burbage manages the Joint Strike Fighter Program Integration for Lockheed Martin and is responsible for the F-35 U.S. and international customers and industrial partners.

Linder oversees the congressionally mandated DoD program and manages the Defense-Wide Manufacturing Technology (DMS&T) Program Element. He was formerly director of the Navy’s Manufacturing Technology Program.

Sutter works in the NASA Engineering Safety Center (NESC). Previously, he led a team of more than 75 engineers, scientists from NASA, Air Force Research Labs, industry and universities to successfully produce and hot-fire test the first composite support structure for a hypersonic air breathing engine.

Comstock manages NASA’s IPP portfolio of technology investments and partnering mechanisms. He is responsible for intellectual property management and technology transfer.

Register for the event at aerodefevent.com.

About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (www.sme.org) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking.

Business Wire

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