Dr. Ben Wang to serve critical role on Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0

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Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute's Executive Director will serve as GT point of contact for the White House's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0.

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Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute's Executive Director will serve as GT point of contact for the White House's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0.

Dr. Ben Wang, Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, has been named by Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson to serve as the point of contact for the White House’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Operations Committee. The Operations Committee helps lead the execution of the work for AMP. Responsibilities of this role include providing intellectual leadership on manufacturing issues, serving as Georgia Tech’s primary liaison to AMP, participating in coordinated teleconferences, helping lead expert workgroups, and identifying talent to staff other teams.

As part of this new role, Dr. Wang participated in the kick-off meeting for AMP 2.0 on Sept. 30. The goal of the call was to outline the AMP 2.0 structure and provide a statement of work for the initiative.

“It is an honor to represent Georgia Tech in this role,” said Dr. Wang. “The inaugural AMP laid the groundwork for a renewed manufacturing sector in the United States, and version 2.0 will help re-establish the United States as the world leader in manufacturing. This is an exciting time for manufacturing, and I am happy to be a part of this initiative.”

Dr. Peterson also named GTMI Associate Director Dr. Shreyes Melkote and Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships Tina Guldberg to the subject matter expert and external engagement working teams, respectively.

AMP 2.0 encourages approaches that sustain and grow U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing, making the United States a magnet for jobs and investment; fostering broad, long-term collaboration among industry, academia, and government partners to drive advances in U.S. innovation and work force capabilities. The inaugural AMP program issued 16 recommendations across enabling innovation, securing the talent pipeline, and improving the business climate.

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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, AMP, Ben Wang, manufacturing
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  • Created On: Oct 9, 2013 - 12:36pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:15pm