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Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center’s New Technology Advisor

The Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center at Georgia Tech is pleased to announce that JarMarcus King, COO of J&F Alliance, has also joined the Center as a Technology Advisor. Mr. King has been critical to the successful launch of the Center’s NEXTTECH 2020 program that connects minority business enterprises (MBEs) to corporations and federal agencies seeking technology and innovation solutions. He offers his technology expertise to help the Center build NEXTTECH 2020 as well as address other technology trends. “We are pleased to have Mr. King on our team,” say Center Director Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F. “His extensive knowledge of technology trends has been invaluable to us as we address the technology needs of corporate and federal agency supply chains.”

Beginning his career as a U.S. Army Cargo Specialist, King has a substantial career in the defense industry working on a multitude of high-level projects fielding new technology in major areas of conflict. Not only has Mr. King completed tenure at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Redstone Arsenal, but he has most recently been working as a Creative Technologist with J&F Alliance Group overseeing a various range of web projects, mobile apps, and other digital media experiences.

New Atlanta MBDA Manufacturing Center Advisor

Anthony Jackson has joined the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center at Georgia Tech as Manufacturing Business Advisor. 

In this role, Mr. Jackson will provide technical advice and resources to Center clients and customers.  Mr. Jackson has spent over 30 years in the private sector having served most recently as Group President for TAG Holdings, LLC. He has garnered a considerable career, developing multiple patents as well as securing and managing tens of millions of dollars in revenue for manufacturing companies. “We are lucky to have Mr. Jackson join our team,” says Center Director Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F.  “His extensive knowledge of manufacturing brings essential expertise to the Center that will elevate our service to clients and customers.” Mr. Jackson is also an alumnus of Georgia Tech having earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1984.

The Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center is extremely excited to have Mr. Jackson on our team. We look forward to the impact his understanding of markets and industries will contribute to our work.

Atlanta MBDA Centers Welcome Dr. Billyde Brown!

The Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center at Georgia Tech is pleased to announce that Dr. Billyde Brown, Research Faculty and Director of Manufacturing Education Programs at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), has also joined the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center as a Manufacturing Program Advisor. In this role, Dr. Brown will help set the programming direction for the Center ensuring access to critical manufacturing education and trends for the Center’s clients. 

“This is a major opportunity for our Manufacturing Center,” says Project Director Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F.  “In addition to continuing his role at GTMI and as Georgia Tech faculty, Dr. Brown has committed to bringing his technical knowledge and experience to help elevate our educational programs.”

Dr. Brown has built his career as a prominent researcher after earning his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 2010. Today, his role at GTMI is to create strong partnerships among industry, government, and academia in the area of manufacturing research, development, and deployment, while acquiring and managing sponsored research programs. A unique focus of his position includes facilitating the transition of R&D to commercialized products, particularly for new startups and small businesses.

Dr. Brown also has several education and workforce development (EWD) duties including managing a Manufacturing Certificate Program for graduate students, coordinating an annual 3-week summer manufacturing immersion program for international students, directing a 10-week REU summer program that targets undergraduate veterans and other underrepresented minority groups, hosting an annual 20-week (10 weeks/semester) Lunch and Learn Lecture Series with high profile industry and academic speakers to share advanced manufacturing knowledge within a global community, and teaching a GT Manufacturing Seminar course in the College of Engineering. Dr. Brown has strong expertise in several emerging technical areas including nanotechnology, thin-film materials, electrochemical energy storage and conversion, electrochemical biosensors, advanced composites, additive manufacturing, printed electronics, etc. 

We welcome Dr. Brown to our team and look forward to him leveraging his R&D, EWD, and industry liaison experience to help promote the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center’s mission.