Launching this week, several executive actions are aiming to strengthen the economy through advanced manufacturing. The Departments of Defense, Energy, Agriculture and NASA are announcing more than $300 million in new investments into three key technologies that are being called crucial to the industrial competitiveness of the United States: 1.) advanced materials including composites and bio-based materials, 2.) advanced sensors for manufacturing, and 3.) digital manufacturing.
The executive actions are building upon the recently-published report by the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership -- a national council of 19 leading CEOs, labor leaders, and university presidents co-chaired by Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow, and Dr. Rafael Reif, President of MIT, collaborating with more than 100 industry and academic experts.
The final report is recommending measures that are encouraging innovation, securing the talent pipeline, and improving the business climate. Click here to see the full .pdf, or view embedded below.
Chaired by Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, and Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the AMP Steering Committee includes:
- Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman Corp.
- Mark Schlissel, President, The University of Michigan
- David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
- Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
- Kenneth Ender, President, Harper College
- Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers
- Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Eric Kelly, President and CEO, Overland Storage
- Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa Inc.
- Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
- Ajit Manocha, Senior Advisor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
- Douglas Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
- Annette Parker, President, South Central College
- G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Tech
- Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron
- Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corp.
- Mike Splinter, Executive Chairman of the Board, Applied Materials Inc.
- Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, Mac Arthur Corp.
For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, please visit:http://www.manufacturing.gov/amp.html