The Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors comprises senior manufacturing executives and industry experts at leading manufacturing and research organizations around the world.

John Fleming

ML Board Chair
Former Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company
John Fleming

ML Board Chair

Former Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company

Michael Packer

ML Board Vice Chair
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
Michael Packer

ML Board Vice Chair

Director, Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Dean Bartles

Director, John Olson Adv Mfg Center, University of New Hampshire
Dean Bartles

Director, John Olson Adv Mfg Center, University of New Hampshire

Ron Castro

Ron Castro

Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer, IBM Corporation
Ron Castro
Ron Castro

Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer, IBM Corporation

Paul Christodoulou

Principal Industrial Fellow, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, U.K.
Paul Christodoulou

Principal Industrial Fellow, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, U.K.

Michele C. D’Alessandro

Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Manufacturing IT, Merck
Michele C. D’Alessandro

Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Manufacturing IT, Merck

As Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Manufacturing IT at Merck, D’Alessandro provides strategic leadership, oversight, and delivery of information technology and digital solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division. D’Alessandro heads a global IT organization of 300+ people and controls $350M of spend focused on technology-enabled business transformation for Merck’s Small Molecule, Vaccines, Sterile/Therapeutic Proteins, and Biologics lines of business, as well as the enabling functions of supply chain, external manufacturing, global science & commercialization, and global quality.

D’Alessandro holds a Bachelors’ double major degree in Math and Computer Science from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. in Information Sciences from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. She also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Enigma.io and the Big Data Advisory Board for Rutgers University. In Nov 2017, she was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Transformation category. A Manufacturing Leadership Council member since 2016, D’Alessandro and her team also won three Manufacturing Leadership Awards last year.

Pietro D’Arpa

Supply Chain Director- Europe Logistics & End to End Strategic Planning, Procter & Gamble
Pietro D’Arpa

Supply Chain Director- Europe Logistics & End to End Strategic Planning, Procter & Gamble

Jim Davis

Vice Provost IT & CATO (Chief Academic Technology Officer), UCLA
Jim Davis

Vice Provost IT & CATO (Chief Academic Technology Officer), UCLA

Eric Fidoten

SVP Operations, Premio Foods
Eric Fidoten

SVP Operations, Premio Foods

John Gagel

Global Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Lexmark
John Gagel

Global Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Lexmark

Jeff Gallinat

Senior Vice President, Global Mfg Operations, Cisco Systems
Jeff Gallinat

Senior Vice President, Global Mfg Operations, Cisco Systems

Brad Heath

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VirTex Enterprises
Brad Heath

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VirTex Enterprises

Vicki Holt

President & Chief Executive Officer, Proto Labs, Inc
Vicki Holt

President & Chief Executive Officer, Proto Labs, Inc

Lawrence Lapide

Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Lawrence Lapide

Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Jay Lee

Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Ohio Eminent Scholar, and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, University of Cincinnati
Jay Lee

Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Ohio Eminent Scholar, and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, University of Cincinnati

David Mongrue

VP Global Operations, Consumer & Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions Divisions, Dow Chemical
David Mongrue

VP Global Operations, Consumer & Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions Divisions, Dow Chemical

Richard Sade

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, S&S Hinge
Richard Sade

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, S&S Hinge

Krishna Srinivasan, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Krishna Srinivasan

Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Krishna Srinivasan, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Krishna Srinivasan

Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Val Zanchuk

Owner, Graphicast
Val Zanchuk

Owner, Graphicast

Detlef Zühlke

Chairman, SmartFactoryKL Technology Initiative & Scientific Dir, Innovative Factory Systems, German Research Center, Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Detlef Zühlke

Chairman, SmartFactoryKL Technology Initiative & Scientific Dir, Innovative Factory Systems, German Research Center, Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)