Joe Hackman | Chair
Joe serves the advanced manufacturing industry as owner of Managed
Solutions and US manufacturing sector as the proprietor of the
Manufacturing Advocates Podcast.
Jeff Briggs | Events Chair
Jeff’s industry experience includes Manufacturing Automation
Mike Bell | Continuing Education Chair
Mike Bell acquired his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from CSU, Sacramento (CSUS). His passion is in helping people develop skills and gain experience to reach their full potential in any in industry they love. He currently splits his time between being an adjunct professor at CSUS and Sierra College. He assists mechanical engineering senior students with project management for their capstone project at CSUS. At Sierra, he teaches computer aided machining (CAM) and CNC setup and operation on the latest CNC machines in industry. He also operates a small consulting business called Nexus Machine Design, where he contracts his time as a design, manufacturing, and applications engineer for a variety of automated and/or robotic processes.
Steve Dicus | Member at Large
Steve graduated from San Diego State University with an M.A. in
Industrial Arts, with an emphasis in plastic materials and processes,
product design and documentation. Currently, he works with the 7
local Community Colleges and industry partners in strengthening their
career pathway offerings related to manufacturing.