Jennifer Coyne is the Associate Director of Programs at The Barnes Global Advisors where she oversees project development and project execution. Previously, she spent over 13 years at GE Transportation (now Wabtec Corp) where she led the Global Additive Manufacturing Team and oversaw Additive Engineering Design, Prototyping, and Parts Production for GE Transportation’s global additive manufacturing efforts. She formed the original AM team at GE Transportation and successfully led the launch of over 50 production additive parts and opened 4 global labs in the US and India with a wide range of metals and polymers 3D printing capabilities. Prior to her start in Additive Manufacturing, Jennifer led the PLM launch at GE Transportation, held several roles in Systems Engineering specializing in locomotive Traction, Propulsion Systems, and Energy Storage Reliability. She started her career with GE as part of the Edison Engineering Development Program, a 2-year training program designed for professional development through intense technical training and business-critical assignments including On-Shore Wind and Diesel Engine Emissions Design Engineering Roles.
Jennifer currently serves as an SME Additive Manufacturing Community Advisor, has 7 US patents. She’s also received multiple recognition awards including one of Railway Age’s Top Women in Rail 2020, 2017 GE Transportation’s Women in Technology Award, and the 2013 GE Transportation Innovation Engineering Award. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ellen Lee, Technical Leader Additive Manufacturing | Research & Advanced Engineering | Ford Motor Company Dr. Ellen Lee is the Technical Leader of Additive Manufacturing for Research & Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company, responsible for leading the technical development of advanced polymer additive manufacturing (AM) materials and technologies for functional use in the automotive sector. She established Ford’s dedicated AM research program in 2014 to enable its use to drive product innovation, enhance quality, and improve efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing. In her current role, Dr. Lee sets the strategic direction for polymer AM and its integration across the enterprise through activities including training and education, standardization and qualification, and development of the AM technology roadmap. Dr. Lee received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She serves on the board of directors for SPE’s AM SIG and as an advisor for SME’s AM Technical Community, in addition to having a history of participation and advisory with organizations including America Makes, USCAR, and SWE.