115th Congress Events

Improving the Energy Productivity and Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturers

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Moderated by AMO Director, Dr. Mark Johnson

Representatives Tim Ryan (Ohio) and Tom Reed (NY), invited



What Should the Trump Administration’s Manufacturing Strategy Look Like?

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Responding to Global Manufacturing Challenges: The Business Case for Manufacturing USA

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          Members Speaking Senator Chris Coons, Senator Dick Durbine, Representative Tim Ryan 

Kelly Marchese, Principal, Deloitte, speaking about new report: “Manufacturing USA: A Third Party Evaluation of Program Design and Progress


Engineering Technology Education in the United States

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Introduction and Welcome Remarks

  • Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corp. (ret.)
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Education and Employment Data

Key Findings and Recommendations

Industry Panel

Education Panel

Former Student Panel

A Congressional Roundtable Discussion with Members of the Manufacturing Caucus and the Forging Industry Association

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Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

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‘Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce’—A new report from the National Academies

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NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP): Delivering Value to U.S. Manufacturers

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Moderator: Karen Heins, Executive Director, Foundation for Manufactuuring Excellence

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Fighting for a High Wage America: Reinvesting in Innovation and the Industrial Heartland


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Opening Remarks:


  • Jeff Madrick, acclaimed author and economist, Director of TCF’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative
  • Tom Croft, Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority, Managing Director, Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS)

Panel Discussion:


Intellectual Property, Invention and Entrepreneurship: Driving Job Growth in America through Innovation

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  • Moderator: Dana Robert Colarulli, Director, Office of Government Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ensuring American Manufacturing Leadership Through Next Generation Supply Chains

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Report Overview: Mike Russo, Director, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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Panel Discussion:

  • Susan Helper (Author) – Carlton Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University
  • Thomas Mahoney (Author) – Associate Director, MForesight
  • Bill Donohue – Director, Genedge (Virginia MEP)
  • Scott Paul – President, Alliance for American Manufacturing


DOD’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Grant Program

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Opening Remarks: (Invited)

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, Senate Manufacturing Caucus, Majority (SC)
  • Senator Jerry Moran, Senate Competitiveness Caucus, Majority (KS)
  • Congressman Tom Reed, House Manufacturing Caucus, Majority (NY)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senate Manufacturing Caucus, Minority (MI)
  • Senator Chris Coons, Senate Competitiveness Caucus, Minority (DE)
  • Congressman Tim Ryan, House Manufacturing Caucus, Minority (OH)

Welcome: Said Jahanmir, ASME President-nominee

Moderator: Tom Kurfess, ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force. Co-Chair; Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech; Former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America


  • Brennan Grignon, Program Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Stephen Ezell, Director of Global Innovation Policy, ITIF (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)
  • Laurie Leshin, President, WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Laine Mears, Professor & BMW SmartState Chair of Automotive Manufacturing Clemson University
  • Denise Peppard, Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Northrop Grumman Corporation

Cybersecurity for Manufacturers: Securing the Digital and Connected Factory

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Panel Discussion

Jim Davis, Vice Provost for Information Technology & Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA
David Vasko, Director of Advanced Technology, Rockwell Automation
Mike McGrath, Principal Consultant, McGrath Analytics LLC
Carol Hawk, Program Manager of Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems, Department of Energy
Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST

Critical Role of Water for Manufacturing

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Members invited
Rep. Tom Reed (NY), Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT), Rep. Tom O'Halleran (AZ),
Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ)

Andrew Bicos, Senior Legislative Fellow, Office of U.S. Congressman Reed

Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01)


Moderator: Chuck Podolak, Professional Staff, U.S. Senator Flake (AZ)
Tim Finley, Global Water\Waste Water Technology Leader at Dow Chemical
Jon Freedman, Vice President - Global Partnerships & Policy at GE Water & Process Technologies
Steve Harper, Global Director, Environment, Energy and Sustainability Policy
Valri Lightner, Program Manager for R&D Consortia, Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office
John Sabo, Professor and Director of Director of Future H2O at Arizona State University


Machine Learning and Making Things:  How Artificial Intelligence Can Spur Growth in US Manufacturing and Enhance Workforce Development

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Welcoming Remarks

Congressman Tom Reed, Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus

Congressman Tim Ryan, Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus

Introduction of Panel

James Garrett, Dean of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Emerging Frontiers – Bringing Machine Learning to the Factory Floor

Stephen Biller, Chief Manufacturing Scientist, General Electric

Greg Mullholland, CEO, Citrine Informatics

Ensuring Continued US Leadership in Manufacturing Innovation

Elizabeth Holm, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Machine Learning and the Future of Manufacturing Skill Development

Erica Fuchs, Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, founding Faculty Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University 

Chris Hoyt, Founder, Chief Financial Officer, Upskill 


Advanced Gas Turbine Technologies – Ensuring America’s Strategic and Economic Competitiveness

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Welcome and Introduction
Said Jahanmir, ASME President-nominee

Overview of U.S. Leadership in Gas Turbine Technologies

Moderater: Mike Aller, Executive Director, Consortium for Advanced Production and Engineering of Gas Turbines and Rotating Machinery (CAPE) / Energy Florida
Guy DeLeonardo, Executive Product Manager, GE Power & Water and Chairman, Gas Turbine Association
Thomas Prete, Vice President, Engineering, Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney
Doug Rawlins, Manager, Technology Strategy, Solar Turbines
Dr. Timothy Lieuwen, Director, Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute
Dr. Karen Thole, Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


Putting America to Work: Rail Manufacturing in the U. S.


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Video of Panelist Presentations

Senate Competitiveness Caucus Co-Founder Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).

Moderator:  Anne Canby, Director, OneRail; Speakers:

Robin Arthur Stimson, Vice President, Business Development, Passenger Rail Systems Mobility Division, Siemens;

Scott Sherin, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Alstom North America;

Charmin Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Transportation;

James A. Shirvinski, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Progress Rail



Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies


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Video of Panelist Presentations

Introductions by Andrew Bicos, ASME Legislative Fellow, Office of U.S. Congressman Reed.
• Moderator: Zoe Lipman, Director, Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Program, BlueGreen Alliance
Laurie Holmes, Senior Director, Environmental Policy, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Josh Nassar, Legislative Director, United Auto Workers (UAW)
John Thomas, Director, Global Marketing – Automotive, Arconic
Luis Canales, Executive Director, Global Corporate Affairs, Nexteer
Dan Boone, President, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 979
Jack Hefner, President, USW Local 2
Chris Miller, Executive Director, Advanced Engine Systems Institute (AESI)


Foreign-Trade Zones: An Effective Tool to Boost U.S. Manufacturing, Exports and Jobs


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Rebecca Williams – Chair of the NAFTZ Board of Directors and Managing Director of FTZ Services, Rockefeller Group Development Corp.

Erik Autor – NAFTZ President

Gail Morin – Director of Trade Compliance, Stanley Black & Decker

Shane Williams - Manager, FTZ & Economic Development, Port Houston



Trade, Technology and the Future of U.S. Manufacturing



Panel One: Past Trends, Current Conditions, and the Future of U.S. Manufacturing

Panel Two: Can Technology Revive U.S. Manufacturing?