JB Babcock is the Director of Engineering at Taylor Technologies (www.taylortechnologies.com) and is also an engineering consultant and an expert witness. He has over 30 years of experience in machine design, factory automation, and consumer product design. Prior to joining Taylor Technologies, JB was Director of Engineering at Sun Automation group, and before that ran his own engineering consulting firm for 14 years. JB earned a Masters of Engineering Management from the George Washington University and B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Kevin Craig is a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering at the Hofstra University School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the Director of the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory and Director of the Center for Innovation. Over the past 20 years, he has worked at Hofstra as a research engineer; at RPI was a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering; and conducted hands-on, integrated, customized, mechatronics workshops for practicing engineers nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a member of the IEEE and the ASEE.
Douglas Hoon is a member of several small start-ups focused on sporting goods, advanced packaging concepts for portion-controlled foods and beverages, various consumer products, and safer guns. He previously spent almost 35 years in engineering fields related to precision optics and advanced composites manufacturing and innovation consulting. Hoon earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a B.S. in general engineering from the U.S. Military Academy. For more information, see his profile on LinkedIn.com.
Laurence Claus is President of NNi Training and Consulting Inc.. He holds a BSME from the University of Illinois, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has almost 30 years of experience in the fastener industry. Prior to forming NNi Training and Consulting Inc., he was Vice President of Engineering with a prominent automotive fastener manufacturer. He regularly contributes to industry fastener standards activity by currently serving on multiple fastener standards committees, ASME B18, ASTM F16, ISO TC 2, and the SAE Fastener Committee and until recently on the National Aerospace Standards Committee (NASC) as a Technical Advisor. He is very engaged with the Industrial Fasteners Institute and coordinates their in-house training activities.
Bradford L. Goldense
Bradford L. Goldense is founder and president of Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI] (www.goldensegroupinc.com), a consulting, market research, and education firm focused on business and technology management strategies and practices for product creation, development, and commercialization. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the graduate engineering school at Tufts University's Gordon Institute for 19 years. Goldense is a Certified New Product Development Professional [NPDP], a Certified Manufacturing Engineer [CMfgE], a Certified Computer Professional [CCP], and is Certified In Production & Inventory Management [CPIM]. He holds over 200 registered copyrights and is a recognized subject-matter expert, including appearances on PBS and CNBC. He has consulted to over 250 companies and over 750 manufacturing locations on four continents since founding GGI in 1986. Goldense holds an MBA in Accounting from the Cornell Johnson School and a BSCE from Brown University. For more information, please see Brad's LinkedIn profile or visit GGI's home page.
Charles C. Roberts, Jr.
Charles C. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D., P.E. is an engineering consultant in the areas of accident reconstruction, failure analysis, structural analysis, heat transfer, fire origin analysis, computer analysis, mechanics, and biomechanics.
Dr. Ciro Ramirez has over 35 years of engineering experience, including product design, structural and mechanical analysis, and forensic consulting. He is a licensed professional engineer, is a Certified Safety and Health Official, is ACTAR accredited in accident reconstruction, and is a member of a number of professional organizations.
Anthony Vicari, a member of the Advanced Materials team at Lux Research (www.luxresearchinc.com), covers technological and market developments in emerging materials and manufacturing technologies, including composites, coatings, and metals. He also covers longer-term, potentially disruptive innovations such as metamaterials, smart materials, additive manufacturing, and graphene. Prior to joining Lux Research, Anthony was a R&D Scientist at InnovX Systems, developing improved elemental analysis for handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometers. Anthony earned an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Physics and Chemistry from Harvard University.