Sunday, March 2, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Dean Bartles Executive Director of the New Digital Lab for Manufacturing in Chicago

I am quite fortunate to call Dr. Dean Bartles my friend.  Dean is on the MTConnect Board of Directors and his counsel was priceless when I was President and Chairman of the Board for the MTConnect Institute.   I could not be more thrilled that he is the new Executive Director of the New Digital Lab for Manufacturing!
"In support of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a grant to UI Labs in Chicago to create the Digital Lab for Manufacturing. This lab will be part of a consortium to develop and demonstrate digital manufacturing technologies and deploy and commercialize these technologies across key manufacturing industries."
In addition, the following is brought out by Dr. Bartles:
“The opportunity to join such a strong team at UI Labs and be part of the manufacturing renaissance that President Obama has launched through the establishment of the NNMI is the opportunity of a lifetime,” Bartles said."
Congratulations Dean!  This is great for the new Digital Lab for Manufacturing in Chicago, great for manufacturing, great for the United States of America and I am sure great for the Dean and his family!