Colloquium: November 6, 2012

CCAM: A Game Changing Advanced Manufacturing Research Model

David R. Lohr

TUESDAY: November 6, 2012 2:00 P.M. in the H.J.E. Reid Auditorium.


The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is a translational research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and a group of best in class global manufacturingcompanies. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research leveraging both university faculty and CCAM scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM’s 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility is located in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s Crosspointe Campus where the company currently fabricates jet engine components in a modern advancedmanufacturing facility. David Lohr, CCAM’s President & Executive Director, will present CCAM and its game changing model for growing the advanced manufacturing sector in the US and globally.


c-1211Prior to joining CCAM, Lohr was vice president of business development for the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park and executive director of the park’s business incubation programs. Lohr is the former CEO of Medisorb Technologies International; a Cincinnati based biosciences company developing advanced polymeric drug delivery systems and manufacturing processes for the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries. He is a founding member and past chairman of the Virginia Tech Chemical Engineering Department Advisory Board and is a member of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Committee of 100 and College of Engineering Advisory Board. In 2011, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell appointed Lohr to the Board of Directors of the A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Development Partnership and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Manufacturing Development Commission. Mr. Lohr holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Williams College of Business at Xavier University.