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John E. Skvarla, III
Secretary, N.C. Department of Commerce

Chris Chung
CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)

Carroll A. Thomas
Director, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Michael Kaufman
General Manager Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Composites & Ceramic Matrix Composites, GE Aviation

Michael L. Walden
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, NC State University