Debbie Holton is a business development, industry engagement, and marketplace expert with a proven track record of growing revenue, impact, and results in the manufacturing technology space. As Principal at Converge Consulting Group, she helps companies win the race for digital advantage via strategy development, industry engagement, technology trends, creative business models and custom solutions.

She is known as a change agent who champions new projects and fosters an organizational climate that seeks and supports innovation. She has strong technical knowledge on industry needs and cultivates strong relationships with leaders of companies, industry groups, and government agencies where her input is sought out and respected.

Holton has previously served as President of Metrix, an ASME company – a revolutionary startup – pioneering virtual events and digital engagement in advanced technologies. She launched successful strategies, new products, M&A and partnerships as Managing Director of Industry Events at ASME and as Vice President of Events and Industry Strategy at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). She also served as the Acting Director of Technology Transition at America Makes.

She has been recognized as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing, an America Makes Ambassador, and a Top Influencer in 3D Printing.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree with Distinction from the University’s Ross School of Business.