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Mike Molnar (Fed)

Mike Molnar is the founding director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, the interagency team responsible for the Manufacturing USA program.  Mike also leads the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing and serves as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing – the team responsible for the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. 

Prior to joining federal service in 2011 Mike had a successful industry career, including 25 years leading manufacturing and technology development at Cummins, a U.S. based global company that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines and power generation products. Midcareer he served as the first Manufacturing Policy Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  He earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Manufacturing Engineer, and was elected a Fellow of SME and a Fellow and Honorary Member of ASME.


Manufacturing USA 2019/2020 Highlights Report

Frank W. Gayle, Michael Molnar, John Roth, Zahraha Brunner
Manufacturing USA® is a network of public-private partnerships united to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing through large scale

Manufacturing USA Annual Report, FY 2018

Robert G. Rudnitsky, Michael F. Molnar, Frank W. Gayle, Hong Liang, Lisa J. Fronczek, Said Jahanmir, Zahraha S. Brunner
This annual report documents the progress of the Manufacturing USA program in meeting its goals and describes the major accomplishments of the Manufacturing USA

Manufacturing USA Annual Report, FY 2017

Michael F. Molnar
As required by the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014, this report describes the major accomplishments of Manufacturing USA in FY17
Created May 31, 2018, Updated March 7, 2023