RICHMOND, VA., November 10, 2011 – David R. Lohr, president and executive director of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), has been appointed to the Manufacturing Development Commission by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. The Manufacturing Development Commission exists to assess manufacturing needs and formulate legislative and regulatory remedies to ensure the future of the manufacturing sector in Virginia.
“Manufacturing is a critical piece of our economy,” said Lohr. “I am honored to be able to play a role in shaping the future of the industry, and look forward to supporting the Manufacturing Development Commission in its efforts to sustain and advance manufacturing as a powerful economic growth engine in Virginia.”
As president and executive director of CCAM, Lohr is responsible for bringing together best in-class manufacturers and accomplished faculty and students from Virginia’s top research and teaching institutions to perform advanced manufacturing research in two priority areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. The CCAM facility is currently under construction in Prince George County, Va., and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012. For more information about CCAM, visit www.ccam-va.com.
Lohr also serves on the A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Development Partnership, which also is a gubernatorially-appointed position.
About the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research with university faculty in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM is building a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s jet engine components plant. For more information, visit www.ccam-va.com.
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