Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has appointed two new personnel focused on additive manufacturing (AM).

Lauren Tubesing has joined the organization as business development leader for advanced manufacturing strategy, while Mark Shaw is the new chief engineer of defense industrial base strategy, it said.

Both Shaw and Tubesing previously worked for GE Additive, according to NIAR.

Shaw reportedly has 34 years of experience, most recently retiring as director of government programs and technology at GE, where he worked with US aviation regulatory authorities to improve the additive product qualification process for flight hardware. He also led a team to promote metal AM in aviation and develop the LEAP fuel nozzle.

Tubesing has 14 years of government acquisition experience, focusing specifically on AM for the US Department of Defense. She was previously director of operations for military programs at GE, leading a team to promote AM for the US military.