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Who: The Team

  • Dr Dean L Bartles

    Dr. Dean L. Bartles

    Former Vice President Advanced Programs & Strategic Growth
    : General Dynamics – Ordnance & Tactical Systems
      Dr. Bartles has a proven track record in manufacturing, primarily in defense related product fields, working for Fairchild Republic Company, followed by General Defense, Olin Corporation, Primex Technologies, and eventually General Dynamics through subsequent acquisitions.  He has served in both domestic and international capacities, with emphasis on manufacturing facility startups, plant management, research and development, […]
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    • Dr. Jay Bayne

      Retired Executive Director
      : The Milwaukee Institute
        Jay Bayne recently retired as executive director of The Milwaukee Institute, an independent not-for-profit research, education and public policy organization whose goal is to provide world-class computing, communications and collaboration facilities in support of economic development through scientific, engineering and technology leadership in the Great Lakes region, particularly in southeast Wisconsin. Dr.Bayne received his B.Sc (70), M.Sc.(71), […]
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      • John Bernaden

        John A. Bernaden

        “Retired” Director, Corporate Affairs
        : Rockwell Automation
        John A. Bernaden, a leading advocate for the IT revolution in manufacturing, was a co-founder and past vice chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, Inc. in Washington D.C., a non-profit group started in 2010. Bernaden helped organize the coalition to educate Congress, the White House and business groups about public policies shifts needed for […]
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      • Sujeet Chand

        Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
        : Rockwell Automation
          Sujeet Chand, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Rockwell Automation is responsible for leading the company’s global technology strategy and technical innovation, with a focus on making a difference for customers by helping them achieve greater productivity and sustainability. Sujeet’s leadership has been instrumental in driving business growth through next-generation product architecture and […]
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        • Emily DeRocco

          Senior Vice President
          : National Association of Manufacturers
            Emily DeRocco is the former president of The Manufacturing Institute and its new National Center for the American Workforce. She is also the senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) .  She co-authored a seminal TIME magazine message to policy makers and business leaders about a national workforce talent strategy to foster a new generation of […]
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          • Stephen Ezell

            Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
            : Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
              Stephen Ezell is Vice President, Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington-DC based technology and economic policy think tank, where he focuses on science, technology, and innovation policy as well as international competitiveness, trade, and manufacturing policy issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: […]
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