The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) appointed Sandvik Coromant’s Johan P. Israelsson, President, Market Area Americas, as Vice Chairman to its board of directors. The one-year term ensures that global manufacturing expertise and insight continues to guide the organization’s growth as it increases membership, conducts initial research and prepares to open its collaborative research center this fall in Prince George County, Va.
CCAM brings together best-in-class manufacturers with Virginia’s top engineering research and teaching institutions to perform collaborative advanced manufacturing research. It allows its member companies (including Canon Virginia; Chromalloy; Newport News Shipbuilding; Rolls Royce; Sandvik Coromant; Siemens PLM; Sulzer Metco and Aerojet) to pool their R&D resources and tap the intellectual capacity of top researchers from the University of Virginia, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech to address shared challenges. The result is an efficient and high-return research collaborative that will accelerate the transformation of laboratory ideas to bottom line benefits for CCAM’s members.