Carissa Kennison has been involved in the orthopaedic medical device industry for over nine years. She is currently the Director of Marketing for Additive Orthopaedics, a Little Silver, NJ based company. Additive Orthopaedics leverages state-of-the-art 3D metal printing technology to design, manufacture, and market patient-specific and off the shelf implants. With a corporate mission of integrating advanced manufacturing and biologics for the benefit of a better patient outcome, Additive Orthopaedics specializes in complex reconstructions, implant revisions, and limb salvage procedures for the foot and ankle.
Dror Danai, XJET Chief Business Officer has more than 20 years of management experience in international business strategy and operations in the 2D and 3D printing industry.
His impressive skill set has enabled him to launch new technological revolutions, having led some of the most important breakthroughs in both classic (2D) and 3D printing. Combining an impressive mixture of capabilities from product design, engineering, global marketing and sales, Dror takes companies from startup stage through to full business maturity.
Before joining XJet, Dror fostered the breakthrough of Scodix Digital Enhancement Printing. His extensive career includes leading former Objet Geometries (later merged with Stratasys) from the early startup stage and into to a global success.
Dror holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, both with Honors, from the Tel-Aviv University and as an officer in the Israeli army was the leader of the supreme military Academy.
Jeff Robertson has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Arizona State University. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. Jeff held various finance roles at Fiat Chrysler including manufacturing finance. His current role is technical business development manager for Simufact Engineering. In that role, Jeff works with customers to solve technical challenges associated with their metal manufacturing processes including additive manufacturing, forming, and welding. He and his team prescribe manufacturing process finite element analysis simulation solutions to simulate the process and mitigate customer challenges.
Simon holds a diploma in physics and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen University.
After finishing his PhD in the medical application of Additive Manufacturing, Simon joined BEGO where he was responsible for R&D using Additive Manufacturing to produce dental crowns and bridges in individualized serial production.
Simon joined GKN in 2014 to introduce Additive Manufacturing in GKN. Simon is responsible for R&D work within different AM technologies (Laser Powder Bed, Binder Jetting) and coordinates all technical aspects globally within GKN Additive.
Ken Burns is VP of Commercial who partners with customers from all industries to bring their products from 2D to 3D. After spending nearly a decade working in Additive Manufacturing for multimillion dollar brands and startups, Ken knows what truly drives the successful integration of 3D Printing into the product development lifecycle, and beyond—and it’s not about chasing the latest 3D Printing buzz. It’s about turning use-cases into business-cases and successfully communicating that message.
Ken has first-hand experience with SLA, FDM, PolyJet, MJF, SLS, DMLS and Projet at two different service providers. He worked as a Materials Business Manager for Stratasys which provided him with insights as both a customer and OEM.
Ken holds a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Pepperdine University.
Sean Burke is partner at Duane Morris in their Washington, DC office. Mr. Burke’s practice focuses on representation of manufacturers of medical devices in products liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts in California, Illinois, and Tennessee. His experience includes defense of large total joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders) and resurfacings, tissue matrices and patches, fusion plates, and surgical instruments. He has a particular interest and recent focus on additive manufacturing, consulting and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce risk of products liability exposure. He has tried medical device cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations. He works closely with scientific experts to advance causation and liability defenses in the areas of biomechanical engineering, toxicology, histology, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery and FDA regulations.
He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as six different United States District Courts. Prior to rejoining Duane Morris, Mr. Burke served as law clerk for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Catholic University of America.
Geoffrey Doyle is Business Development Director for Jabil Additive and has spent 20 years as an investor and entrepreneur. Geoffrey is a founder of, an investor in and advisor to several metal 3D printing/implant companies. He has been a key driver of Jabil’s Additive Manufacturing healthcare Strategy. Prior to joining Jabil Geoffrey was president of FIT West and netfabb US, prior to this he spent over a decade investing in UK technology companies.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering & MBA from the University of Manchester and is a Sandhurst graduate.
Thomas has a BSc in Materials Engineering from Drexel University. His industrial experience includes polymer processing, quality control of precious metal slurries, ceramic injection molding (CIM), ceramic grinding (i.e. subtractive manufacturing), and lithography based ceramic manufacturing (LCM). He began his career in process engineering, and then became Ceramco’s plant manager. Today, Thomas leads Ceramco in setting its strategic and operational goals. He has led Ceramco to add CIM and LCM to its range of offerings, and is knowledgeable about the benefits and deficits of the technology. He is past President of the Association of American Ceramic Component Manufacturers (AACCM)
Lauralyn McDaniel joined ASME in February 2019 as Industry Events Manager and leads ASME’s new Medical AM/3DP Advisors. She was previously the industry manager of medical device manufacturing at SME.
McDaniel has been involved in medical manufacturing since 2000 and additive manufacturing since 1999, engaging with companies and activities surrounding additive manufacturing, micromanufacturing, nanotechnology, and many other technologies. This work has included identifying challenges and potential solutions for medical manufacturing, writing articles on innovative technologies and processes, and leading a Medical Additive/3D Printing groups as well as an Innovation Watch Committee. She has been active with the additive manufacturing community since 1999 and serves as Vice Chair of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative as well as co-chair of the Medical Workgroup, and is a member of DICOM WG-17 3D Manufacturing, RSNA 3D Printing SIG, and ASTM F42 Executive Committee. She received the America Makes Ambassador Award in 2018 and was named the 3D Printing Industry’s Community Advocate of the Year in 2019. She has written several articles focusing on the challenges to expanding the application of AM3DP in medicine including scale-up of bioprinting and the workforce needed to support the technology.
She holds a BA from Oakland University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs, has been in the dental industry for 10+ years helping labs and dentists become more effective with new technology. He most notably has worked for Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP), Henry Schein, and 3M/Brontes Technologies as they expanded their presence in the industry.