RAPID 2013

Event Advisors


Event Advisors have responsibility for assisting SME with total event planning including reviewing the makeup of the technical advisor groups, assisting in speaker and abstract recruitment, evaluating abstracts, and building relationships for the event and the Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) community. They may also advise on various elements of the event such as workshops, tours, technical briefings, keynotes, technical sessions, media partners, and the show floor.

Greg Morris, RAPID Event Chair
GE Aviation

Greg Morris has been involved in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry since 1994, when he and two other partners started Morris Technologies Inc. In 2007, Morris and his partners founded another company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, to focus on the production of additive metal components aimed at the emerging aerospace, medical and other markets. In November 2012, both MTI and RQM were acquired by GE Aviation. In his new role with GE Aviation, Mr. Morris is responsible for helping to advance the knowledge of and applications for additive manufacturing technologies throughout GE, and he works closely with the existing GE teams that have been working with the technologies. Mr. Morris has written numerous articles about additive manufacturing, with specific emphasis on additive metals. He has also presented at various trade shows, including SME’s RAPID Conference and Exposition, Aerospace Design Expo, EuroMold, AeroTech, MoldMaking Expo and PDx/Amerimold. Mr. Morris is the current chair of SME’s Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community.

Carl Dekker
Met-L-Flo, Inc.

Carl K. Dekker serves as the President of Met-L-Flo, Inc., a growing service center for additive manufacturing located in Sugar Grove, IL. He has been actively involved in research and product development using current technologies and innovative methods. Mr. Dekker has presented his work at various conferences globally, including those sponsored by 3DSNASUG, Amerimold, ANTEC, National Manufacturing Week, RAPDASA, RP&M, and SME. He has also provided training and installations at Abbott Laboratories, Delphi, Motorola and numerous other locations. Mr. Dekker’s work has been published in industry journals including Prototyping Technology, Rapid Prototyping Report, Time Compression Technologies, and The Wohlers Report (2003-8) to mention a few. A Past Chairperson of SME’s Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Community (formerly the RPA), Mr. Dekker currently serves as the Chair of the Direct Digital Manufacturing Tech Group of the RTAM. Being actively involved in fostering education, he taught the RTAM Certificate Programs and also remains active in the Bright Minds Program as a member and Past Co-Chair. He holds a Master Certificate in Rapid Prototyping and is a proud recipient of the SLA “Dinosaur” Award.


Past and present positions held include: Vice Chair of the ASTM F42 Committee on Standards for Additive Manufacturing (2009-2012), Industry Advisory Board Member for RapidTech (2010-2012), RapidTech National Visiting Committee Chair (2011-2012), T.E.A.M. NAB (Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing National Advisory Board) Member 2011-2012, Museum of Science and Industry Fab-Lab Advisory Board Chicago (2009-2012), Editorial Advisory Board for Time Compression Technologies Magazine (2007-2011), Waubonsee Community College Industry Advisory Board (2008-10), Valley Industrial Association Board Member (2009-12), RAPID Conference Advisor (2002-12), National Design and Manufacturing Conference Advisor (2005), National Plastics Exposition Conference Advisor (2006 and 2009), and Secretary of the 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group (2003 and 2004). He has also served as the chair of many specialty programs and conference sessions.

Dr. Mary Kinsella
United States Air Force

Mary E. Kinsella is a senior manufacturing research engineer in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. She is currently assigned to the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, where her responsibilities include leading the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Product Team. Dr. Kinsella has previous experience as the Assistant Chief Scientist for the directorate and as a program manager and section chief in metals processing. Her research interests include additive manufacturing technologies for aerospace applications. Dr. Kinsella received a B.S. (Applied Science) degree in Manufacturing Technology from Miami University in 1983, a M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2004.


David K. Leigh
Harvest Technologies, Inc.

David Leigh currently serves as president of Harvest Technologies, an additive manufacturing production company located in central Texas. Harvest was one of the first AS9100-certified companies to focus on the demands of direct digital manufacturing in the aerospace industry. Mr. Leigh has been a champion for the LS process throughout his career, having served as chairman of SME’s RTAM Steering Committee. He achieved his B.S. and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science. He worked at DTM Corporation in Austin as part of the original team that commercialized laser sintering in the early 1990s. He left DTM and started Harvest Technologies in 1995.

Graham Tromans
G. P. Tromans Associates

Graham Tromans is the principal consultant and president of G P Tromans Associates, an independent additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping consultancy, and is Chief Consultant to the Chinese 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance. Tromans has been involved with additive technologies since 1990 when he was instrumental in the development and technology application acceptance with Rover Group, working with companies such as Land Rover, BMW, Aston Martin, Ford Volvo and more recently Bentley Cars, Boeing Aircraft, British Aerospace, F1 racing, NASCAR, Rolls Royce, Perkins Engines, JCB and many others. Tromans was also responsible for setting up the Land Rover facility and was an advisor to Jaguar Cars in establishing its facility. He has represented the U.K. Government’s Department of Trade and Industry on Overseas Science and Technology Experts Missions to both the United States and Japan, looking at the developments in RP/AM technology and applications. Tromans has presented numerous papers in the United States, Japan and Europe. He is currently chair of the Additive Manufacturing Association in the United Kingdom. Tromans is the editor of the "Developments In Rapid Casting," which is published by The Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London, and is also a chapter author in "Rapid Manufacturing ― An Industrial Revolution For The Digital Age," primarily focusing within the book on automotive and motorsports applications. In 2007, he became a Master-Level Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Certificate holder; to date, the first and only person from the United Kingdom to be awarded this certificate. Tromans has also been awarded the "Double" Dinosaur Award in both SLA and SLS by the 3DSystems Users Group, recognizing his long-term contributions to both SLA and SLS technologies. Currently, he is an event advisor for SME’s RAPID Conference & Exposition and former chair of the RTAM Community. In 2005, he was voted the "Top 25 Most Influential People in the World" in additive manufacturing.


Technical Advisors


3D Imaging

Pierre Aubrey
ShapeGrabber Inc.

Giles Gaskell
Wenzel America Ltd

Michael Raphael
Direct Dimensions, Inc.


Tom Prucha
American Foundry Society

Thomas Sorovetz
Chrysler Group LLC

Creative Applications in Art

Kevin Ayers
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Nancy Hairston
VanDuzen SculptCAD

David Van Ness
Northern Arizona University

Final Part Production

Timothy Gornet
University of Louisville

Todd Grimm
T. A. Grimm & Associates

Ryan Larson
Nike, Inc.

Terry Wohlers, FSME
Wohlers Associates

Innovative Applications

Abbey Delaney
Materialise USA

Sheku Kamara
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Scott Schermer
SC Johnson & Son

Arif Sirinterlicki, PhD
Robert Morris University


Martin Bullemer
EOS Electro Optical Systems GmbH

Andy Christensen
Medical Modeling Inc.

Stephen Rouse, PhD

Janelle Schrot
Materialise USA

Printed Materials

Denis Cormier
Rochester Institute of Technology

Vesna Cota
Tyco Electronics Canada

Jeff Duce

Scott Johnston, PhD

Product Design

Mark Adkins, NPDP
Smart Hammer Innovation

Michael Block
Stratasys Inc.

Gary Lowell
DASI Solutions

Randy Rossi
Bally Design


Boris Fritz
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Steve Griffiths
Materialise USA

Scott Killian
EOS of North America