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Ben Vickery

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Ben Vickery is Group Manager of Marketing & Communications for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He previously served as Senior Technical Advisor at NIST MEP and was the Team Lead for Applied Development within NIST MEP’s Programs and Partnerships Division (PPD), where he led numerous initiatives, including Technology Collaboratives, E3 (Economy, Energy & Environment), Technology Scouting and Technology Driven Market Intelligence. Ben also served as Senior Analyst with the NIST Manufacturing Futures Group, where he focused on challenges facing U.S. manufacturers in the global economy, and was Product Line Manager for Lean Enterprise at NIST MEP. Ben received an M.S. in Public Policy, focused on Science & Technology Policy, as well as a B.S. in History, Technology & Society from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

A Visit to the Movies, American Made

I want to let you know about a movie that I decided to see the other day. I drove to nearby Baltimore’s historic Charles Theatre to see American Made Movie

Apple’s Return

This past Spring, I wrote a blog posing the question: “What Would it Take For Apple to Make ‘Em Here?” At the time, Apple was coming under fire for the use of