Stephan Biller, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer & President , brings to AMI more than 20 years of experience in analytics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, and digital manufacturing, for which he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Prior to AMI, Dr. Biller served as the Vice President of Product and Offering Management for AI Applications & Watson IoT at IBM, where he led IBM’s Industry 4.0 solution products, including IBM Maximo®, TRIRIGA®, Asset Performance Management and Operations Optimization using Big Data, AI and Analytics to drive operational excellence into factories, supply chains and operations. He was recognized by SME as one of the 30 thought leaders of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.
Prior to joining IBM in 2017, Dr. Biller served as the Chief Manufacturing Scientist & Manufacturing Technology Director at General Electric Corporation (GE), founding and leading GE’s “Brilliant Factory” initiative to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of GE’s manufacturing engineering, factories and supply chains. Earlier positions include General Motors (GM) Fellow & Global Group Manager for Manufacturing Systems. He holds multiple degrees, including a Dipl.-Ingenieur degree from RWTH Aachen, Germany; a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University; and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Biller is a founding Board member of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. He is the recipient of two GE CTO Awards; five Boss Kettering Awards, GM’s highest innovation award; and four Charles McCuen Research Awards, GM’s highest research award. Dr. Biller holds 11 patents and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MTConnect® and served on the Executive Committees of MxD (formerly the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute), America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the National Center for Manufacturing Science (NCMS).
Dr. Larry Megan brings more than two decades of smart manufacturing knowledge to AMI, leading many strategic initiatives to deliver business value thorough digitalization. As the Vice President of Technology, Dr. Megan leads AMI’s efforts to assist manufacturers in transitioning to digital manufacturing technologies and processes. Prior to joining AMI, Dr. Megan previously held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Linde (formerly Praxair). Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Digital Strategy, where he focused on delivering strategic direction and supporting new innovations for both internal business units and external customers. Previously, Dr. Megan was the Head of Praxair Digital and a Corporate Fellow, in which he collaborated with the executive leadership team to oversee the organization’s global digitization strategy and product portfolio.
Dr. Megan has Bachelors and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, respectively. He holds 4 US patents, has co-authored many peer reviewed journal articles and received several recognitions, including AIChE’s Computing Practice award in 2015 and the National Academy of Engineering Eminent Young Engineer award. Dr. Megan currently serves on the Founder’s Council for EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works and is very involved at the University of Buffalo where he serves in various capacities, including on the Industrial Engineering Department Advisory Council and the Industrial Lead for the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership.
Dan Nagy has over twenty years experiences in collaborative advanced manufacturing research and innovation and has served markets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dan is responsible for development and advancement of sales, marketing, and membership programs. Prior to joining AMI, Mr. Nagy served as the Managing Director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), an international organization promoting innovation and integration of Industry 4.0 technologies through research projects, workshops, and World Manufacturing Forum events. In this capacity, he developed an extensive network of advanced manufacturing contacts both here in the U.S., as well as internationally. He was also a principal in developing the World Manufacturing Forum and World Manufacturing Foundation and served as the Board Vice President and Board member. He has served on various advanced manufacturing committees including the MSSC Select Committee on Emerging Manufacturing Process Technologies, BSA National Foundation – STEM Advisory Committee, the advisory for PICASSO, and has advised manufacturing policy to U.S. Senator of Delaware Chris Coons office. Mr. Nagy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lycoming College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Baker University, and certification in medical technology.