2022 Class of America Makes Ambassadors Announced

The Ambassador Program, launched in 2017, honors those who have shown dedication to advancing America Makes and its mission.

The Ambassador Program, launched in 2017, honors those who have shown dedication to advancing America Makes and its mission.

2022 class of America Makes Ambassadors. Image courtesy of America Makes.


America Makes, the Department of Defense’s manufacturing innovation institute for additive manufacturing, announces the 2022 class of America Makes Ambassadors at the 2022 Members Meeting and Exchange (MMX). The Ambassador Program, launched in 2017, recognizes individuals who have continually demonstrated dedication to advancing America Makes and its mission.

Also during MMX, America Makes awarded Dennis Butcher, Ph.D. with the Distinguished Collaborator Award for 2022. The America Makes Distinguished Collaborator Award was established in 2014 to recognize individuals or organizations with a commitment and dedication to advancing additive manufacturing technology, practices and innovation in the manufacturing industry. The recognized individuals are honored for cultivating effective collaborative relationships with academia, government and industry and contributing to the mission of America Makes.

2022 Class of America Makes Ambassadors:

  • Barb Ewing, YBI
  • Pamela Szmara, Pamton 3D
  • Ben DiMarco, OSU
  • Brian Thompson, GE Additive
  • Juan Mario Gomez, Xact Metal
  • Joy Gockel, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jeff Shubrooks, Raytheon
  • Congressman Tim Ryan

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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