Aaron LaLonde, PhD, is a member of GVSC’s Additive Manufacturing team within the materials organization. His current area of focus is on metal additive manufacturing technologies and machines focused on improving readiness, improving performance and enabling new applications for additive manufacturing. LaLonde has experience as a leader in materials, technology, R&D and the last seven years in additive manufacturing. Previous industry experience in additive manufacturing focused on enabling new and innovative applications for customers, supporting customers in the use of machines and application development in the target markets of aerospace, defense, automotive and energy. He earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Michigan Technological University and master’s degree from Washington State University. LaLonde has authored and coauthored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications.