Industrial Advisory Board


The CMI industrial advisory board (IAB), serving as program ambassadors, will meet twice yearly to help shape research directions based on industry trends and needs and to aid in strategic approaches to state and federal opportunities and designations, particularly public-private partnerships.

The new IAB members, who will serve initial three-year terms, consists of truly exemplary leaders representing a cross section of some of the most experienced and admired companies in the fields of advanced manufacturing and materials science. 

Industrial Advisory Board Members:

Alex Kitt, PhD
Applications Engineer
Buffalo Manufacturing Works 

Prasad Apte, PhD
Director of Technology
Harper International Corp

Oscar Lee
Research & Materials Manager
Innosek, Inc.

Lance Johnson
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Moog, Inc.

Jonathan Lane, PhD
Senior Technology Expert – Clean Energy Technologies
Linde Inc

Fred Mertz
S. Howes, Inc.

Steve Davis

Mauricio Souza
Global Director, Melting & Fiberization Center of Excellence
Unifrax, Inc.

Ashish Shah, PhD
Vice President, RD&E
Viant Medical

Matthew Creedon, PhD
Technical Development Manager
Washington Mills