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 four 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
  4. Monitor and sustain fiscal responsibilities

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.

Member Voices

“The kind of collaboration happening at OMIC hasn’t been seen since the old days of Bell Laboratories. Bringing companies together with universities working at the cutting edge of technology to pursue innovative research isn’t something you see very often. That combination of company expertise and university research is creating technical opportunities that produce amazing results.”

Robert Jeffrey
Manufacturing Engineer, Vigor

Board of Governors


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

  • ATI Specialty Alloys & Components, Arnel Fajardo
  • Blount International, Kaitlyn McNaughton
  • Boeing, Bill Gerry
  • Boeing, Matt Carter (Board Chair)
  • CGTech, Bryan Jacobs
  • Daimler Trucks North America, Jeremy Tyger
  • Haimer, John Perigard
  • Hangsterfer’s, Ed Jones
  • IMS Software, Andy Brewster
  • Kennametal, David Wills
  • Mitsubishi Materials, Yohichi Akashi
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Nagi Naganathan
  • Oregon State University, Irem Tumer
  • OSG USA, David Kwon
  • Portland State University, Richard Corsi
  • Sandvik Coromant, Dale Johnson
  • Seco Tools, Dave Todd
  • Silver Eagle Manufacturing, Gary Gaussoin
  • Summit Manufacturing, Lori Porter
  • Vigor, Keith Chapman
  • Walter Tools USA, Bill Jodway
  • WFL Millturn Technologies, Marcel Bollinger

OMIC R&D, Executive Director: Craig Campbell