AFFOA Appoints Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors

Micheal Johnson

Sophisticated Purposeful Fabrics of America, Inc. (AFFOA) is proud to announce the addition of Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Ph.D., to its Board of Administrators. The Institute’s most recent board member delivers a prosperity of know-how in provide chain administration, governing administration coverage, and producing/industrial method, getting held positions in the White Residence as nicely as MIT. Reynolds’ abilities and background enhance AFFOA’s current board, developing a highly proficient and achieved committee.

Reynolds was the Exclusive Assistant to the President for Production and Economic Enhancement at the Countrywide Economic Council until October 2022. All through her time in President Biden’s administration, she oversaw the work on supply chains, countrywide manufacturing strategy, regional financial development, and the broader industrial policy agenda. Right before signing up for the White House, Reynolds was the executive director of the MIT Industrial Efficiency Center as nicely as the MIT Task Force on the Get the job done of the Potential. Presently, Reynolds is a Lecturer at the MIT Office of Urban Scientific tests and Planning, exactly where her investigate encompasses programs of innovation, production ecosystems, and the scale-up of ground breaking firms.

“I am thrilled to be signing up for the board at AFFOA. The group is uniquely positioned to participate in a important role in item progress and R&D, specially in the innovation wave designed by the CHIPS act. Useful fibers make an extraordinary, versatile packaging for semiconductors, an area the place the U.S. lags other semiconductor ecosystems. We will see far more and a lot more integration with the technological innovation AFFOA has been developing and fostering in the textile and e-textile industries, and I’m glad to be component of the national group creating the method to scale up this functionality for US industries.” shared Reynolds.

“I just can’t say enough about how honored we are to have Dr. Reynolds be part of the AFFOA Board,” stated Sasha Stolyarov, CEO of AFFOA, “Her wide encounter in industrial innovation tactics is priceless for AFFOA and our ecosystem, notably as we perform to changeover from R&D into producing scale-up of vital emerging fiber and textile technologies.”

“10+ many years ago, most US businesses would appear abroad to scale clever textile producing AFFOA modified that in 2016. In 2023, I’m quite joyful to see AFFOA’s mission strengthen by developing its Board of Administrators to involve Dr. Reynolds’ experience in scaling up manufacturing and financial improvement, as these are crucial locations in American field. The total domestic technologies and textile group will advantage considerably from this addition,” shared  Venk Varadan, Co-founder and CEO of Nanowear, an AFFOA member business leading the route to ground breaking US-manufactured wearable health care-at-household monitoring and diagnostic products.

About AFFOA 
AFFOA is a non-earnings, general public-private partnership founded in 2016 as one of the DoD funded Manufacturing Usa Innovation Institutes. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, AFFOA’s mission is to rekindle the textiles business by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber & cloth engineering and manufacturing innovation, enabling innovative new system abilities for professional and defense apps. To catalyze the enhancement of sophisticated practical fibers and improve the domestic textile industrial base, AFFOA has assembled a Fabric Innovation Community (FIN) designed up of 155+ member companies which include startups, universities, suppliers, industrial marketplace and defense partners to bring state-of-the-art fiber technologies to marketplace. For additional facts check out www.affoa.org or tweet @AFFOA_RFT

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