National Program Office

Hosted by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) coordinates the Manufacturing USA network in partnership with the other two institute-sponsoring agencies, the Departments of Defense and Energy and other participating agencies. AMNPO is charged with enabling more effective collaboration in identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities that span technology areas and cut cross agency missions. In addition, the office shares information with the public and links federal efforts to the growing number of private-sector partnerships between manufacturers, universities, state and local governments, and other organizations.

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100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4700
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000

Phone: (301) 975-2830
Media Contact: Jennifer Huergo
General Inquiries/Webmaster: ManufacturingUSA@nist.gov

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Mike Molnar, Director

Mike Molnar is the founding director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, the interagency team responsible for the Manufacturing USA program. Mike also leads the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing and serves as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council...
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Frank Gayle, Deputy Director

Dr. Frank W. Gayle is Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST's Office of Advanced Manufacturing is responsible for extramural advanced manufacturing programs and serves as a liaison to industry and academia. Frank is...

Policy and Strategy Division

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Clifton Ray, Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow

Clifton Ray is an Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow at the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). Clifton received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a B.S.E from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining AMNPO, Clifton...
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David Seiler, Senior Advisor for Microelectronics

Dr. Dave Seilier is a Senior Advisor for Microelectronics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). Prior to joining OAM, Dave had over 20 years of experience as Chief of the Semiconductor Electronics and Engineering Physics Divisions at...
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Erin Lavik, Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow

Erin Lavik is an Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow in the Policy and Strategy Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). Erin received an Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (Polymers) from the Massachusetts...

Program Operations Division

Partnerships and Outreach Division

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Zara Brunner, Communications Director

Zara Brunner is the Acting Chief for the Partnerships and Outreach Division at the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office. Zara received a B.A. with honors in political science with a focus on economics from State University of New York at Fredonia. Prior to joining the office, Zara...