American Center for Manufacturing & Innovation

ABOUT US

At ACMI, we are committed to rebuilding America’s industrial base through targeted investments to rapidly foster emerging businesses.

We provide an array of expert resources to onshore manufacturing and production capabilities which enhance our nation’s supply chains. We establish campuses where businesses share access to advanced manufacturing equipment and technologies.

We develop and manage the underlying properties. And we funnel investment capital to spark and expand innovations, backed by both public and private sources. The net result is increased resilience, more rapid advancement, and higher probability of success for the capital-intensive emerging companies.

OUR TEAM

At ACMI, we have a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to rebuilding the American industrial base. Our team brings a wealth of experience in advanced manufacturing, property management, and capital investment, giving them the tools to respond to government and industry demands quickly and efficiently, to strengthen supply chains and national security.

Founder and CEO

20+ years of Financial Services experience​

  • Founder of ACMI Group and
    ACMI Properties
  • Developed DoD technology and
    on-shoring programs
  • Banking and capital markets

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

35+ years of experience with Army/DoD

  • Research Integration Officer, Army Research Lab (ret) – Coop Agreement Manager for university partnerships
  • Workforce training and development expertise

Program Manager—Federal​

20+ years of DoD experience

  • Extensive experience with acquisition strategy and proposal development 
  • Mission focused execution
  • Focus on building high performance teams to deliver results

Chief of Staff​

20+ years in government and technology

  • Ran operations and strategy for advanced space domain awareness and Mod/Sim applications for commercial, defense, and civil space customers
  • Led award-winning government modernization efforts increasing operational efficiency
  • Led and advised dozens of startups across multiple industries

Director of Operations​​

20+ years experience in Banking​​

  • In charge of managing the day-to-day operations of the company
  • Experience in driving key business initiatives across functional lines and constituent sets
  • Specialist in managing complex/time sensitive projects

Head of Development​

15+ years in Real Estate Development
and Investments​

  • Managed $1B of real estate developments
  • 3.5M SF of asset management experience (industrial, office, retail)
  • Experience at Fortune 100, public REIT and early-stage startups

Corporate Counsel

10+ years of Legal Practice experience

  • Experience with M&A, debt & equity finance, capital markets and private funds
  • Counsel across broad spectrum of industries and business life cycles (from mature to early-stage startups)

Director of Finance ​

23+ years of government sponsored health care experience​

  • Finance and Analytics expertise for performance evaluation, underwriting and initiative development
  • Value-based partnership development, execution and operations demonstrating improved quality and cost outcomes
  • Operational leadership creating high functioning teams while maintaining high engagement and DEI

Senior Advisor, Strategy and Growth

25+ years in Aerospace, Defense and Civil Engineering

  • Collaborative, team-building leadership and focus for mission areas (650+ FTE), driving execution (8-150 FTE) and functional organizations (700-1,300 FTE)
  • Expertise in solving complex problems spanning multiple product areas

Managing Director—Additive

35+ years of technology development experience

  • Expert in scaling complex multi-discipline products through cascading, agile and hybrid product lifecycle efficiencies
  • Co-founder of HP’s 3D Print Business and co-inventor of HP’s proprietary Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Acquisitions and Development Associate

5+ years as a CRE financial professional ​

  • Institutional expertise in advanced financial modeling, credit underwriting and risk analysis
  • Proven track record in underwriting acquisition, development and refinance opportunities for a variety of asset classes

Subcontract Manager

30+ years of Army/DoD Experience

  • DoD Advanced Systems Program Management
  • Contractor Logistics Support 
  • Supplier Relationship Management

Office Administrator

  • Completed internship with a renowned biomedical company, gaining hands-on practical experience in product development and quality control, while building positive patient relationships.
  • Demonstrates proactive communication skills by promptly responding to inquiries and resolving administrative issues


Advisory Board for Critical Chemicals

Chief Architect,
Munitions, ACMI Federal

35+ years of expertise in Energetic
Materials and Advanced Programs

  • Leading national expert in Energetic Materials and Propulsion Systems
  • Conceptual architect for ACMI’s energetic material facilities on campuses
  • R&D leader in the Defense sector, including for NGC and predecessor organizations, Thiokol Corporation

President,
Energetics Technology Center

10+ years of Defense Contractor experience


  • Background in Electrical engineering
  • Prior to ETC, work focused on designing and building sensing platforms that utilized an array of acoustic and spectral sensors for undersea ground-based, and airborne applications

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

25+ years in Academia, Chemical Engineering and Defense

  • Serves as Director of the Purdue Energetics Research Center (PERC)
  • PERC is the largest academic energetics research center in the U.S. 
  • PERC is a comprehensive research center, performing experimental, theoretical, and computational work

Professor of Chemistry,
University of South Carolina ​


35+ years experience with Army/DoD

  • Deputy Army Chief Scientist
  • Army Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry
  • NATO S&T Board

President, CZ and Associates, Inc.


35+ years of Defense and Aerospace experience

  • Founding member of National Armaments Consortium (NAC)
  • Experience from engineering and operations to high-level advisory
    panels at DoD and DoE

Executive Director of Research and Translation, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

25+ years in Defense Contracting and Academia

  • Executive Director of the Energetics Research Group at the John Hopkins School of Engineering
  • Program Director of the Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Technical Support Program
  • DoD-NASA joint service technical projects in energetics R&D


Advisory Board for Munitions Technology

Chief Technology Officer, DoD (Ret)

28+ years with the DoD as the Chief Technology Officer of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment

  • Extensive technical, strategy and policy expertise in missiles and munitions
  • Expertise in hypersonics, nuclear and space systems; microelectronics; critical chemicals and their supple chains

Brigadier General (Ret)

30+ years of Military and Strategic
Leadership experience


  • Serves as Vice President of Strategic Engagement for the National Armaments Consortium (NAC), focusing on strategic activities and stakeholder engagement
  • Commanding General for Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

Additive Manufacturing Researcher at OMIC R&D

10+ years experience with Air Force and Additive Manufacturing


  • Explosive Ordnance expert
  • Advancing additive manufacturing technologies with applied research to advanced manufacturing

Senior VP Applied Technology

20+ years in High-End Material Science R&D

  • Co-founded Complex Materials
  • Holds ME and Ph.D. in Materials Science
  • Advisory board roles at JuntoHealth, ASTM AM Center of Excellence and UCAH

Managing Director—Additive​

35+ years of technology development experience.

  • Expert in scaling complex multi-discipline products through cascading, agile and hybrid product lifecycle efficiencies

  • Co-founder of HP’s 3D Print Business and co-inventor of HP’s proprietary Multi Jet Fusion Technology


Space Systems Advisory Board

NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office (Ret)

45+ years of NASA and Defense Experience

  • VP and GM Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems
  • Dep. Program Manager NASA’s ISS
  • Chief of NASA’s Astronaut Office

CFO, NASA Johnson Space Center (Ret)

25+ years of experience within NASA and DoD

  • Center for Advancing Innovation — “Startup NASA” mentor and Judge

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Center for Fundamental & Applied Microbiomics, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

25+ years of experience in space life and health sciences, biomedical research, and academia

  • Expert on the effects of spaceflight on microbial and human biology
  • Co-Lead, ASU Space Life Sciences and Health Initiative
  • Principal Investigator on multiple spaceflight biomedical experiments on the International Space Station
  • Editor-in-Chief, Nature journal npj Microgravity