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ETEC Meeting: Bryan Dods, IACMI
February 10, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Bryan G. Dods is CEO of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, managed by Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (Knoxville, Tennessee). Former Chief Engineer of Manufacturing for GE Power, Dods has 30 years of manufacturing experience in various quality assurance, production management, and technology development roles in the aerospace and power generation industries. As former Executive-Manufacturing Engineering and Technology at GE Energy (Greenville, S.C.), he initiated model-based enterprise and smart manufacturing implementations and established GE Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Works technology facility. Dods guided GE’sWind Turbine Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team during the launch a 48.7 meter wind turbine blade, notably the first use of carbon fiber in GE products and lauded as one of GE’s best-selling wind turbine. Prior to GE, Dods worked with Boeing as Sr. Manager of Assembly Technologies where he led composite automated assembly efforts for aircraft such as the 787 and F/A-18.
Dods has been active in re-establishing manufacturing as a competitive advantage through participation with industry consortiums, government agencies, research institutes and universities. His previous experience includes Strategic Advisory Board member for the McNair Center at the University of South Carolina, the leader in composite automation and thermoplastics for aerospace, chairman of Clemson University’s Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board, and has years of experience working with several Manufacturing USA institutes, such as America Makes and Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). Dods also worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership on the inceptions of Manufacturing USA. Dods has been active in workforce development as a founding member of the South Carolina Upstate STEM Collaborative, a former Board of Director for Greenville Technical College, and a collaborator and representative on Clemson University’s Center for Workforce Development.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy, mechanics and materials science from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in materials engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and, most recently, a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Indiana University – East. He is the recipient of the 2013 M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME for influence and responsibility improving the productivity and efficiency of manufacturing operations.