Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Education and Workforce Development Committee are constituted from selected senior and subject matter experts from industry, academia, and government.

Committee Selection Process:

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Technical Advisory Committee

Overview

AFFOA’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is charged with advising AFFOA on its technology investment portfolio. The TAC oversees the development and updating of AFFOA’s technology and manufacturing roadmaps on an ongoing basis. 

Committee Members:

Name Title, Organization
Anais Missakian Department Head and Professor of Textiles, RISD
Benham Pourdeyhimi Associate Dean for Industry, Research and Extension in the College of Textiles; Executive Founding Director of the Nonwovens Institute, NCSU
Bill Diianni Director of Research and Development, ITG/Burlington
Brian Morin President & COO, Dreamweaver International
Cliff Emmons VP R&D, India and Extended Emerging Markets, Medtronic
David Wheeler Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Fleet Management, Cintas Corporation
Dhruv Agarwal Director, Materials Innovation, VF Corporation
Ira Moskowitz Vice President and General Manager, US Operations, formerly Analog Devices
James Zheng Director of Technical Management Directorate, and Chief Scientist for Project Manager –Soldier Protection & Individual Equipment, Program Executive Office –Soldier, US Army
John Joannopoulos Professor and Director Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, MIT
Marty Ellis Director Manufacturing Services, Inman Mills
Mary Toney Program Director, National Science Foundation
Shandon Hart Research Associate, Corning Research & Development Corporation
Shulong Li, PhD Senior Scientist/Invention Leader, Milliken & Company

Education and Workforce Development Committee (EWDC)

Overview

AFFOA’s Education and Workforce Development Committee (EWDC) is charged with advising AFFOA on its education and workforce development investment portfolio. The EWDC oversees the development and updating of AFFOA’s EWD roadmaps on an ongoing basis. To realize these roadmaps, the committee oversees an industry needs and capability assessment, help identify proposal reviewers, and identify key initiatives for scaling of resources and skills.

Committee Members:

Name Title, Organization
Brynt Parmeter Director of Workforce Development, NextFlex
Brennan Grignon Program Director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology & Logistics
Dan St.Louis Director, Manufacturing Solutions Center
David Hinks Dean of College of Textiles, NCSU
Helena Fruscio Deputy Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology
Gerald Mauretti Consultant Technical Textiles
Joanne Arbuckle Deputy to the President for Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs, Fashion Institute of Technology
Karen Wosczyna-Birch Executive Director, Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, Tunxis Community College
Kimberly Clavin Executive Consultant, Pillar Technology
Kris Frady Director of the Center for Workforce Development, Clemson University
Marilyn Barger Executive Director, FLATE, Hillsborough Community College
Peter Franks Vice President, Cooperative Education and Career Development, Drexel University
Thaddeus Bauer Director of Workforce Development Strategies, MassMEP