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AMT's VP, CTO Named Congressional Fellow by ASME

As a fellow, Tim Shinbara is serving on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology’s vice president and chief technology officer, Tim Shinbara, was recently named a Congressional Fellow – Manufacturing by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for 2020-2021. Mr. Shinbara began serving in the office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship June 2.

“We congratulate Tim on this prestigious fellowship and believe that his work with the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship could not have come at a better time,” says Douglas K. Woods, president of AMT. Articulating AMT’s industry priorities, Mr. Woods explains: “Pressure has been growing in the United States for better alignment between government initiatives and private sector industries deemed critical to national security. These include more emphasis on public private partnerships (PPP), support of small to medium-size manufacturing businesses through R&D tax credits and other incentives, and stronger advancement of technology in the manufacturing technology industry — all three areas in which the committee works.”

At AMT, Mr. Shinbara is responsible for AMT’s data-centric strategy, industrial R&D activities and global manufacturing technology discovery. His expertise spans applied R&D in additive manufacturing, composite fabrication, technology transition experience at Northrop Grumman Corp., IT/operations technology (IT/OT) data interoperability, and small business and startup endeavors providing supply chain visibility and integration.

Mr. Shinbara also currently serves as a board officer of the MTConnect Institute and has previously served as a member of the Leadership Council for MForesight and chaired or served on committees for additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing and data interoperability.