More hope for U.S. manufacturing?

A national Program Office for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) has been established at The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). AMP is an effort initiated by the White House intended to bring together industry, academia, and the federal government to boost investments in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance global competitiveness.

The office will be led by Mike Molnar, currently the Chief Manufacturing Officer at NIST. Molnar, formerly an executive with Cummins Inc., recently joined NIST after a 25-year career in advanced manufacturing. His experience includes metrology, manufacturing systems, quality, technology development, sustainability, and industrial energy efficiency. He served as a Federal Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and was elected as a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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