.Speaker Group: Smart Manufacturing for Aerospace & Defense US Speakers

Michael Bonacum

Mike Bonacum has held the role of Senior Director, Government Relations for GE Aerospace since June of 2023. In this role he interfaces with US Government stakeholders to advocate for GE Aerospace’s interests, with a particular focus on GE Aerospace’s innovation priorities, including the portfolios of GE Aerospace Research and Colibrium Additive, a GE Aerospace… Read more »

Patrick Hovland

I have a metallurgical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.  I have worked in the foundry industry for over 25 years.  In the rapid prototype, aerospace, automotive and commercial.  Much of my experience is aluminum and magnesium castings for engine components and structural.  The metal casting companies I have work for are Carley Foundry,… Read more »

Kevin Maring

Kevin Maring is a Technical Fellow at Lockheed Martin, based out of Syracuse, New York. His focus areas center on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Digital Transformation, specifically the role manufacturing plays in the digital thread. With 25 years of experience in the commercial electronics and aerospace & defense industries, Kevin has worked many different tactical… Read more »

John Wilczynski

As the Executive Director of America Makes, John is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision of the Institute. Through his national outreach, sustainment efforts, and management of membership and stakeholders, he drives the mission and vision for the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. In 2009, John joined the National Center… Read more »

Dr Waruna Seneviratne

Dr. Seneviratne is currently the Director of Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) at WSU/NIAR and manages a research portfolio that includes projects from the FAA, DoD, DHS, NASA, and aircraft industry in the areas of advanced manufacturing and inspections, durability and damage tolerance, certification, and aging of composite aircraft structures. He is an… Read more »

Andrew Mears

Andy Mears Lockheed Martin

Andy is a Technical Management professional with a diverse background in Manufacturing and Quality Engineering, Quality Management, Engineering Design, Project Management and People Management. Andy’s Industrial experience is primarily focused in Aerospace and Defense in both commercial and military program environments but also includes Oil and Gas, Medical Device and Commercial Products industries among others…. Read more »