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Ralph Resnick

Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President & Executive Director

President and Executive Director, NCDMM and
Founding Director, America Makes – the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Mr. Resnick joined NCDMM in September 2008 as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Director Corporate Development with more than 35 years of manufacturing experience. He became President and Executive Director in May 2011.

In 2012, he led NCDMM to winning the competitive National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute America Makes contract. Upon award, he also assumed the role of Acting Director of the Institute until February 2013 upon appointing a new director.

Prior to joining NCDMM, Mr. Resnick served as Chief Technology Officer for both The ExOne Company and Extrude Hone Corporation where he was a major contributor in establishing both organizations as leaders in advanced manufacturing, including such areas as additive manufacturing, process research, and technology transition to the world’s factory floors. He holds several patents in manufacturing processes and metrology.

Mr. Resnick serves on numerous Boards, including the AMT — The Association for Manufacturing Technology; Chairman of the Board for the NSERC Strategic Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing, and Chairman of the Board for the NSERC Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology; the Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences (LCMS); the NIST Smart Machining Consortium; and the MTConnect® Institute. He is also a member of DoD’s JDMTP Metals Subpanel and Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME) Subpanel and participates actively in the National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal reviews and technical events. Mr. Resnick is an active member of the NDIA Manufacturing Division; Industry Advisor for the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center; and is an associate member of the prestigious International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP).

Locally, Mr. Resnick is on the Board of Directors for the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center (CACLC) in Indiana County, Pa.; the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board; and the Westmoreland Heritage Trail.

He is a former Chairman of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and was a longtime member of the Board of Directors until January 2013. He also is a former Board member of the Navy’s Electro Optic Center (EOC); a past Chairman of the AMT’s Technology Issues Committee; and past President of the NAMRI/SME.

Currently, Mr. Resnick is a Fellow of SME and is one of SME’s International Directors. In 2010, he received the NAMRI/SME “Outstanding Lifetime Service Award.”