AMI Announces VP of Smart Manufacturing Programs

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Larry Megan, Ph.D. Hired to Lead Digital Manufacturing Strategies

Clearwater, Fla. — September 8, 2020. Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), a Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) subsidiary, announces that Larry Megan, Ph.D. has joined the organization as its Vice President of Smart Manufacturing Programs, effective immediately. Dr. Megan will report directly to AMI CEO Stephan Biller, Ph.D.

“Larry possesses a proven track record of developing and implementing successful digital manufacturing strategies,” said Dr. Biller. “He is incredibly skilled at developing and scaling digital solutions across all segments of manufacturing, including operations, supply chain and logistics, business and sales processes, and B2B customer engagement. I believe Larry is a tremendous addition to the AMI executive leadership team. We are proud to welcome him to AMI and the MTDG family of companies.”

Dr. Megan brings more than two decades of smart manufacturing knowledge. He has extensive experience leading complex smart manufacturing initiatives, ensuring digital manufacturing strategies are fulfilled. As VP of Smart Manufacturing Programs, Dr. Megan will lead AMI’s efforts to assist manufacturers in transitioning to advanced digital manufacturing technologies and processes.

Also in this capacity, Dr. Megan will work closely with Dan Nagy, VP of International Programs, who is transitioning to AMI from NCDMM, to cultivate partnerships with key solutions providers and identify international customers who could benefit from AMI’s expertise. Together, Dr. Megan and Mr. Nagy will develop and create partnerships with end manufacturers in order to meet the digital manufacturing needs of all manufacturers, particularly the unique needs of small to medium-sized ones.

“I am excited to be joining the AMI executive team,” said Dr. Megan. “Adopting and implementing digitally transformative technologies can be a challenging endeavor for any manufacturer, as they impact nearly every aspect of production, supply chains, and customer engagement. However, with an experienced team and the right partners, the gains a manufacturer can expect are substantial. I look forward to helping AMI’s customers achieve their digital manufacturing goals.”

Prior to joining AMI, Dr. Megan previously held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Linde (formerly Praxair). Most recently, he served as Senior Director where he excelled at bridging the interface between business and technology to deliver strategic direction and new innovations for both internal business units and external customers. Previously, Dr. Megan was the Head of Praxair Digital, in which he collaborated with the executive leadership team to oversee the organization’s global digitization strategy and product portfolio.

Dr. Megan currently serves on the Governance Board of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the Founder’s Council for EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works. He is also very involved at the University of Buffalo where he serves in various capacities, including on the Industrial Engineering Department Advisory Council; an Industrial Lead for the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership; and a Board Member of the School of Education Teacher Residency Program.

Dr. Megan holds both a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, respectively. He also holds four patents and has published many peer-reviewed papers.

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About Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc.

Established in 2020, Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) seeks to advance innovative technologies and best practices into global manufacturing markets while expanding into the broader U.S. manufacturing sector beyond the defense industrial base currently served for nearly 20 years by our sister company, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). At AMI, our goal is to help manufacturers, regardless of geographic location, innovate, thrive, and succeed. AMI is a subsidiary of the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) and is based in Clearwater, Fla. For more information, visit AMI at

About Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc.

The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG) is committed to transforming the advanced manufacturing industrial base throughout the world by driving innovation and accelerating growth. It is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit holding company of both the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI), a new subsidiary and sister company to NCDMM. Founded in 2020, MTDG is headquartered in Clearwater, Fla. For more information, visit MTDG at

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