The USA’s National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), Blairsville, Pennsylvania, has announced the election of Paul K Oldroyd to its Board of Directors. Oldroyd fills the position which was left vacant by former board member Dean Bartles’ appointment to NCDMM President and CEO.
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance the USA’s workforce and economic competitiveness. It also manages the US’s national accelerator for Additive Manufacturing: America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Oldroyd currently serves as a Technical Fellow, Engineering & Manufacturing Process Development for Bell Flight / Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, USA. NCDMM reported that, throughout his thirty-five year career at Bell Flight, he has gained extensive experience in many areas of technology development and maturation, engineering, design, R&D, engineering and manufacturing management.
Oldroyd has also served on numerous advisory boards, steering committees, panels and councils, and holds forty-four patents for process and product inventions. He is a recipient of the ‘Donald C Burnham International Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Management’ from SME, a two-time recipient of the ‘Robert L Pinkney Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Innovation from the American Helicopter Society International, and a two-time recipient of the ‘Textron Chairman’s Award for Innovation’.
“I want to extend my congratulations to Paul on being elected to the NCDMM Board of Directors,” stated Dean Bartles, NCDMM President and CEO. “I am confident that he will leverage his extensive and accomplished career experience, offering innovative insights and unique perspectives as a member of the NCDMM board. I also want to recognise our other long-serving board members for all their continued contributions and work on behalf of our organisation.”