Edward Morris joined NCDMM in February 2013 as NCDMM Vice President and Director of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. He is uniquely qualified for and well-suited to grow the Institute, now known as America Makes into a national center of technical and commercial excellence for additive manufacturing. Previously Mr. Morris was the Director of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing on the Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering & Technology team. Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, Ed worked with the Business Areas to develop and maintain the mechanical engineering skill set and tools necessary to efficiently design and manufacture Lockheed Martin’s portfolio of products. This skill set included an understanding and management of materials critical for system reliability. His focus was on improving the effectiveness of mechanical engineering design and manufacturing processes and technologies, and establishing practices that link the Mechanical Engineering, Production, Supply Chain Management and Sustainment communities so that life-cycle cost can be effectively managed. He was Vice Chairman of the Lockheed Martin Corporate Production Council. Additionally, Ed was responsible for developing and executing a proactive Lockheed Martin approach for Pb (lead)-free electronics risk management. Mr. Morris is the Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Manufacturing Division, and is an active member of the Aerospace Industries Association’s (AIA) Engineering Management Committee, the joint industry/government Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Consortium, and the Missile Defense Agency’s Transforming Defense Supply Chains Technical Advisory Board. He also serves as a member of the Industrial Advisory Boards for the Navy Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility, the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) Electronic Products and Systems Consortium at the University of Maryland, the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics at Auburn University, and the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has more than 40 years of defense, commercial and international aerospace industry experience with emphasis on program management, engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. Mr. Morris is a nationally recognized leader in advanced manufacturing technology.