Michael F Molnar is director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, and chief manufacturing officer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce.

He will deliver a presentation titled “U.S. Manufacturing: More Important Now than Ever” at the conference opening general session,  on Tuesday, 25 June.

The NNMI is iitended to catalyze up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country. The MPIF has formed an NNMI/PM Institute Task Force to investigate the possible opportunities available to the PM industry through the Obama Administration’s initiative.