James Zunino is a Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) and the Army Technical Area Chief (TAC-1) of Advanced Materials & Manufacturing. He works for the U.S Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. He serves an Army Futures Command's Manufacturing Principal and leading subject matter expert on advanced manufacturing, transformative manufacturing, active coatings, flexible hybrid electronics, materials printing and novel material development for the U.S. Army. He helped established the Army Advanced Manufacturing Community of Practice and serves on the Army's AdvM EXCOM. He coordinates manufacturing efforts across the DOD and its strategic partners. Zunino provides technical and strategic expertise across DEVCOM's broad missions and is responsible for designing, testing, and overseeing advanced manufacturing and related technologies. Zunino works with customers and end users to develop systems and provide solutions to help meet their requirements and needs. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has received numerous awards including: Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award, Major General Harold J. Greene Innovation Award, as well as other DOD and Industry awards.