GTMI Executive Director Finalist Presentation - Tom Kurfess

Tom Kurfess

Finalists for the position of executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) will be delivering vision presentations during the week of May 9. The candidates have been asked to present their vision for GTMI, including details about their diversity, equity, and inclusion plans and perspectives on how to build a strong GTMI community that supports and develops its staff and researchers from across the Institute, and to take questions from the Georgia Tech community.

The schedule for these sessions is shown below along with the in-person location, Microsoft Teams link for the virtual option. Biographical information for the candidates is provided below.

Wednesday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m – Tom Kurfess - Callaway building, 813 Ferst Drive, NW, Room 114 or link here for virtual participation

Thursday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m – Chuck Zhang – Callaway building, 813 Ferst Drive, NW, Room 114 or link here for virtual participation  

We thank the search committee which solicited nominations and applications from across Georgia Tech, using criteria that included technical expertise in manufacturing; commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; experience working with industry; and experience in leadership and administrative roles. 

The search committee is composed of:

  • Meisha Shofner, Associate Professor, MSE, Committee Chair
  • Billyde Brown Sr., Research Associate, GTMI
  • Diana Hicks, Professor, Public Policy
  • Christopher Muhlstein, Associate Professor, MSE
  • Kamran Paynabar, Associate Professor, ISyE
  • Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Associate Professor, CHEM
  • Christopher Saldaña, Associate Professor, ME
  • Paige Shee, Strategic Partners Officer, GTMI
  • George White, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Office of the VPIR
  • Brandi Foley-Rodgers, HR Director, Provost, Presidents Office and EVPR
  • Crystal Hanson, Program Manager, Office of the VPIR, Admin Support