Tom Vretis has worked as an engineer with the U.S. Army since January of 2018. Previously, he worked with an academic manufacturing research laboratory where he gained invaluable experience using a broad portfolio of advanced manufacturing technologies, including metal additive manufacturing (AM), while contributing to various projects for customers such as General Electric, Army Research Lab, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and many others. Since joining the Army team, Tom has played a crucial role in the development of the Rapid Fabrication via Advanced Manufacturing on the Battlefield system, also known as R-FAB, which is a deployable machine shop that utilizes AM capabilities to provide maintenance support to Army units at the point of need. He is dedicated to ensuring the best possible technologies end up in the hands of our Warfighters to enable increased Army Readiness.
Lead General Engineer
U.S. Army, DEVCOM-AC
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