Dr. John D. Russell is the Technical Director of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division. In this role, he is the Chief Technology Officer of the Air Force’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program and is the principal advisor to the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division Chief on all matters related to the technical strategy for the Air Force’s $265M per year program, as well as the personnel and infrastructure required to execute that strategy. In addition, he is the chairman of the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel, which coordinates manufacturing technology requirements and strategies across the military services and agencies. He has a Doctor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St Louis. Dr. Russell is a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and is currently secretary of the SAMPE North America Region.