The Barnes Global Advisors appoints Dr Rob Carter as Director of Engineering

March 7, 2024

The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA) has appointed Dr Rob Carter as Director of Engineering (Courtesy TBGA)
The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA) has appointed Dr Rob Carter as Director of Engineering (Courtesy TBGA)

The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced the appointment of Dr Rob Carter to the position of Director of Engineering. In his new role, Dr Carter will become part of TBGA’s leadership, guiding the highly skilled ADDvisor team in solving complex technical challenges for customers.

John E Barnes, company founder, stated, “In the past year, TBGA has seen our ADDvisor team grow by 25%. This rapid growth requires an organisational realignment to ensure our customers continue to receive the same quality of service they have known since our inception in 2017.”

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“Rob has played an integral role on our team for almost five years, leading complex projects and advancing our core objective to build trust with our customers. This leadership appointment recognises his exceptional credentials to deliver solutions and build relationships that propel the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies in vital industrial sectors,” Managing Director, Laura Ely, added.

Dr Carter has over eighteen years of advanced manufacturing leadership in the defence and medical sectors. As Chief of the Materials Manufacturing Technology branch for the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Founding Director for the Centre for Agile Materials Manufacturing Science (CAMMS), he led the development of new materials and designs for Army applications. Dr Carter led ARL’s long-term manufacturing research strategy and was ARL’s representative for the DoD/America Makes working group that created the DoD AM Roadmap. As Director for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering at Stryker Orthopedics, Dr Carter was responsible for developing new materials and Additive Manufacturing techniques for next-generation orthopaedic devices.

Dr Carter obtained a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech and serves on the external advisory board for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Penn State.

With this appointment, TBGA looks to enhance its objective to industrialise advanced manufacturing, partnering on a broad spectrum of commercial and defence programmes that emphasise qualification and certification, material and process development, workforce and skills, regional ecosystems, investment and M&A, cybersecurity, and host of other advanced manufacturing disciplines.

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