Jeffrey Nichols, Executive Director of Advanced Technology Integration and Global Business Development, American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, USA, has been appointed lead of Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)’s Technology Development Committee.
Operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, LIFT is a public-private partnership dedicated to developing and deploying advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies and implementing education and training programs to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.
“I am honoured to chair a committee comprised of some of the most respected and varied names in the manufacturing industry,” stated Nichols. “The opportunities that exist at LIFT to develop lightweight metals solutions are tremendous and I am looking forward to working with the institute and its members to take new solutions to market.”
Nichols takes over as committee lead from Mike Killian of Eaton, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Committee chairs serve one-year terms and work with LIFT technology leaders and industry members to develop and prioritise R&D initiatives.