Delivering Manufacturing Innovation

Ralph Resnick

President and Executive Director, NCDMM and Founding Director, America Makes – 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 30 years of manufacturing experience. He assumed the position of President and Executive Director in May 2011.

In 2012, Mr. Resnick led the NCDMM to winning the competitive National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute contract. Upon award, he also assumed the role of Acting Director of America Makes (Formerly known as NAMII) until February 2013 when the new director was appointed.

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 Extrude Hone and ExOne 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 Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences (LCMS); the NIST Smart Machining Consortium; the Navy Metalworking Center’s (NMC) Industry Advisory Board; member of the Board of the MTConnect® Institute; a member of DoD’s JDMTP Metals Subpanel and Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME) subpanel; participates actively in National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal reviews and technical events; member of AMT’s Global Advisory Board and Coalition for Manufacturing Infrastructure; active member of the NDIA Manufacturing Division; Industry Advisor for the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center; founder of the recently formed Mission Ready Sustainability Initiative (MRSI); and is an associate member of the prestigious International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP).

Mr. Resnick 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 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 the Chairman of SME’s International Awards and Recognition Committee. In 2010, Mr. Resnick received the NAMRI/SME “Outstanding Lifetime Service Award.”

The NCDMM is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 company whose mission is to proactively engage with all branches of the U.S. military and its industrial base to control cost and improve productivity and performance of manufactured parts and assemblies.



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