Chief Executive Officer
Brian M. Krzanich was appointed chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and elected a member of the board of directors on May 16, 2013. He is the sixth CEO in the company’s history, succeeding Paul S. Otellini.
Krzanich has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as the chief operating officer (COO) since January 2012. As COO, his responsibilities included leading an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Custom Foundry, supply chain operations, the NAND Solutions group, human resources, information technology and Intel’s China strategy.
His open-minded approach to problem solving and listening to customers’ needs has extended the company’s product and technology leadership and created billions of dollars in value for the company. In 2006, he drove a broad transformation of Intel’s factories and supply chain, improving factory velocity by more than 60 percent and doubling customer responsiveness. Krzanich is also involved in advancing the industry’s transition to lower cost 450mm wafer manufacturing through the Global 450 Consortium as well as leading Intel’s strategic investment in lithography supplier ASML.
Prior to becoming COO, Krzanich held senior leadership positions within Intel’s manufacturing organization. He was responsible for Fab/Sort Manufacturing from 2007-2011 and Assembly and Test from 2003 to 2007. From 2001 to 2003, he was responsible for the implementation of the 0.13-micron logic process technology across Intel’s global factory network. From 1997 to 2001, Krzanich served as the Fab 17 plant manager, where he oversaw the integration of Digital Equipment Corporation’s semiconductor manufacturing operations into Intel’s manufacturing network. The assignment included building updated facilities as well as initiating and ramping 0.18-micron and 0.13-micron process technologies. Prior to this role, Krzanich held plant and manufacturing manager roles at multiple Intel factories.
Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 in New Mexico as a process engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University and has one patent for semiconductor processing. Krzanich is a member of the Board of Directors of Deere & Company.
Global Innovation Leader – Cell Therapy Technologies
GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Dolores Baksh is Global Innovation Leader for the Cell Therapy Technologies business at GE Healthcare Life Sciences and is currently on secondment at Vitruvian Networks, co-founded by GE Ventures and the Mayo Clinic. As VP of Business and Commercial Development, Dolores leads the business and commercial strategy to guide product R&D to develop an end-to-end software solution to enable commercial availability of patient-specific therapies. Prior to joining GE, Dolores was Director of R&D and Commercial Cell Manufacturing at Organogenesis Inc., where she built and led a team of talented scientists and engineers that developed the company’s product pipeline through innovation, R&D and process development. Dolores played an integral role in the development and approval of GINTUIT™ – the first allogeneic cell therapy product approved by CBER FDA. Dolores completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and completed her undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. Dolores has been involved and held roles in a number of start-up companies – BoneTec Corp and Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics. Dolores is an active member of the Science & Technology Committee at the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), on the Executive Team of the US Cell Manufacturing Consortium and a member of the ISCT – Commercialization Committee.
Senior Fellow, Discipline Lead
Materials and Processes Engineering
Pratt and Whitney
Dr. Furrer is the Senior Fellow Discipline Lead for the Materials and Processes Engineering organization at Pratt & Whitney. He is responsible for leading the Pratt & Whitney Materials Discipline Leaders and Materials Fellows in the development of technical strategy and the development/improvement of engineering standard work for all processes in the discipline. David also supports the ongoing development, design, manufacturing, and aftermarket and service investigation related materials projects. He is responsible for development of advanced process technologies including computational tools and methods to support manufacturing. Additionally, Dr. Furrer oversees the overall materials and processes organization technical health and technical leadership, critical skills identification, and the Materials and Processes Fellows activities, among other initiatives.
Previously, he was Chief of Strategic Materials and Process Technology and Fellow of Materials and Process Modeling at Rolls-Royce, where he led the strategy for materials modeling tools and methods, and the development and acquisition of advanced materials and processes. David also worked at Ladish Co., Inc. for a number of years where he developed and delivered unique thermo-mechanical processing technology for aerospace and general industrial industries. He is a specialist in computational modeling and simulation of engineering materials and manufacturing processes. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of aerospace materials engineering, including forging manufacture, and materials and process modeling. In addition to previously working within the aerospace and forging industry, he has been an adjunct professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he taught materials and manufacturing technology courses within the Mechanical Engineering Department.
David has received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-
Jianjun (Jan) Shi
The Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Jianjun Shi is the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor in H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a joint appointment in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2008, he was the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1992.
Professor Shi’s research interests focus on system informatics and control for the design and operational improvements of manufacturing and service systems. His research emphasizes engineering-driven data fusion methodologies for system modeling, monitoring, diagnosis, and control. He has published one book and more than 160 papers. He has served as PI and co-PI for more than 20 million dollars of research grants. He has led various research projects funded by National Science Foundation, NIST Advanced Technology Program, Department of Energy, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Pfizer, Samsung, and various other industrial companies and funding agencies. The technologies developed in his research group have been implemented in various production systems with significant economic impacts.
Professor Shi is the founding chairperson of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) Subdivision at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IISE Transactions, the flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), a Fellow of Institute of Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS), and an Academician of the International Academy for Quality.
Dr. Shi received various awards for his research and teaching, including the IISE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award (2016), the IIE Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award (2011), Forging Achievement Award from Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (2007), Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award (2007) and the 1938E Award (1998) at The University of Michigan (2007).
Vice President – Chief Project Engineer
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Larry Schneider was named vice president and chief project engineer for the 777 Program in August of 2013. He is responsible for the safety and integrity of the 777, as well its design, configuration and certification.
Previously, Schneider was vice president of Commercial Airplanes Product Development, where he led the preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, environmental performance and advanced technology development. He also managed the overall Research and Development and Internal Application Development plans across Commercial Airplanes.
Prior, Schneider was deputy chief project engineer for the 787 Derivatives Program, responsible for assuring the technical integrity and quality of engineering design, certification and safety for all 787 derivatives. He led configuration development and was responsible for the technical performance of the derivative airplanes.
Before joining Boeing, he worked at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation and at Grumman Aerospace.
Schneider graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He is also a member of the Georgia Tech Hill Society and the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. Schneider is Boeing’s Executive Focal for the Georgia Institute of Technology and serves on their College of Engineering Advisory Board. Further, he serves on the board of directors of Hughes Research Laboratories.
Ph.D., FSME – Council Chair
Chief Scientist for GM Manufacturing
Director, Manufacturing Systems Research Lab., GM R&D
Dr. Susan Smyth is the Chief Scientist for Global Manufacturing at General Motors and the Director of the GM R&D Manufacturing Systems Research Lab. In this capacity, she directs the creation of GM’s global advanced manufacturing strategies and oversees innovation and implementation of GM’s advanced manufacturing portfolio. Susan is recognized as one of GM’s key strategic technology leaders inside and outside General Motors.
She is also an active participant to various governmental, industrial and academic boards/committee:
- Chair of the Manufacturing Council at U.S. Department of Commerce (the principal private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce)
- International Director for the Executive Board of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- GM Executive Representative and Chair of the Manufacturing Technology Leadership Council at the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR, the preeminent American organization for pre-competitive automotive technology)
- Director of Collaborative Research Laboratories at University of Michigan, MIT and Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (China)
- Executive Advisor to the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech.
- Executive Advisor to the Global Alumni board for Queen’s University of Belfast
- Member of Northwestern’s MMM Executive Governance Council (Kellogg School of Management)
In her role as Chief Manufacturing Scientist and Director of Manufacturing R&D, Susan is responsible for advanced technologies research and development in following areas:
- Forming and joining technologies for light-weighting materials (e.g., “Industry first” awards for technologies in aluminum-to-steel resistance spot welding)
- Manufacturing technologies for vehicle electrification ranging from motors to batteries on programs such as the Chevrolet Volt
- Flexible automation and robotics (e.g., GM-NASA Robonaut initiative) with a focus on vehicle manufacturing applications
- Plant floor system optimization
- Virtual Manufacturing, Reconfigurable manufacturing and Additive manufacturing
She has aggressively grown GM’s global collaboration footprint in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Korea and China. These collaborations have yielded internal and external recognitions. Susan’s teams have garnered an unprecedented number of internal GM Corporate Innovation Awards and external recognitions which include the Korean President’s Award for Technology; the awards for Outstanding Regional partnership by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, and the NASA Group Achievement Award. Susan was recently recognized in Crain’s magazine as one of Detroit’s 100 most connected people.
Dr. Smyth began her career with General Motors as a Senior Project Engineer with the Advanced Engineering staff. Since then she has held a variety of leadership positions in GM. Her areas of expertise include Manufacturing, Quality, Strategy Development and Technology Innovation.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, a Masters of Science degree in Optoelectronics and Information technology, and a Doctorate in Physics from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.