The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG) has appointed Scott Hibbard, former vice president of Bosch Rexroth Corporation to its board of directors.

According to the group, Hibbard has been involved with the industrial motion control industry for forty-four years and played a key role in the introduction of industrial brushless AC servo drives and multi-processing CNCs used in high production manufacturing.

He also contributed to the Internet of Things in industry, including the interchange of manufacturing information and data analytics.

"Scott’s incredible amount of experience across the industry makes him a valuable addition to the MTDG Board," said MTDG CEO and president Dean Bartles.

"After a career of fostering innovation in the control and monitoring of manufacturing equipment and processes, I look forward to contributing to the MTDG," added Hibbard. "The goals of MTDG match my own passion for manufacturing."

The MTDG group of companies and programs includes Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI), the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC), Advanced Manufacturing Applied Research and Innovation Institute (AMARII), and America Makes.

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