Board of Governors

Role and Mission

The Board consists of industry and university members. It has the authority to make financial commitments required to grow and sustain applied research and educational efforts. The Board represent the best interests of OMIC R&D and has three primary responsibilities:

  1. Manage the research strategy and direction of the Collaboration
  2. Approve the submission of publications, reports and other disclosures
  3. Select and monitor General Projects and approve Specific Projects to be performed

OMIC R&D Technology Board

The Tech Board includes technical representatives of industry and university members who have domain expertise within their organizations. They develop the portfolio of projects meeting industry members’ strategic needs and are accountable for the execution of research projects. Tech Board members construct and propose research projects for approval by the Board of Governors, and develop and update the Technology Roadmap, which is a five-year framework for OMIC R&D research projects. Members also recommend the acquisition of technologies and equipment required to support the Technology Roadmap.

Board of Governors


All OMIC R&D Voting Members have representation on the Board of Governors:

  • ATI Specialty Alloys & Components, Arnel Fajardo
  • Blount International, Kaitlyn McNaughton
  • Boeing, Tina Bliss
  • Boeing, Don Hendrickson (Board Chair)
  • Caron Engineering, Rob Caron
  • CGTech, Bryan Jacobs
  • Daimler Trucks North America, Jeremy Tyger
  • Doosan Machine Tools, Jeffery Sturtevant
  • Ellison Technologies, Jason Muller
  • HAIMER USA, John Perigard
  • Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Ed Jones
  • IMCO, Matt Osburn
  • IMS Software, Andy Brewster
  • Kennametal, Rick Orelli
  • Mitsubishi Materials, Yohichi Akashi
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Nagi Naganathan
  • Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Linda Wechsler
  • Oregon State University, Brady Gibbons
  • OSG USA, David Kwon
  • Portland State University, Sung Yi
  • Sandvik Coromant, Dale Johnson
  • Seco Tools, Dave Todd
  • Silver Eagle Manufacturing, Gary Gaussoin
  • Sugino Machine Limited, Yoshiaki Sugino
  • Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Jason Miller
  • Vigor, Kenneth Farley
  • Walter Tools USA, Rick Schaul
  • WFL Millturn Technologies, Marcel Bollinger
  • ZOLLER, Dietmar Moll

OMIC R&D, Executive Director: Craig Campbell