NCMS Appoints Lisa Strama as New President and CEO

Ann Arbor Michigan – September 17, 2018. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Lisa Strama will become the fifth NCMS President and CEO of this 32-year organization created by Executive Order to assist U.S. manufacturing. Lisa will succeed Rick Jarman who has led NCMS to an exciting period of sustainable growth and “we expect Lisa’s leadership to enhance our role in building and strengthening US manufacturing” said Courtney Hill, NCMS Chairman of the Board.

Lisa joined the NCMS in May 2016 to serve as a Director on the NCMS Board. Announcing Lisa’s new role, Courtney Hill, NCMS Chairman of the Board, noted, “Lisa is eminently qualified to follow in Rick’s footsteps as the new NCMS President and CEO. Among her many accomplishments in industry, Lisa brings broad and diverse leadership experience for a wide variety of functional roles.  Her leadership and experience have fostered extensive business transformation in manufacturing.”

Prior to joining NCMS, Lisa was the Senior Director of Business Development for Aerospace and Defense for Siemens’ PLM Software. In this role, she represented the global Aerospace and Defense industry and was responsible for providing integrated product and application lifecycle management solutions, strategy and execution leadership. Prior to joining Siemens, Lisa was a senior director for a Fortune 500 global security company where she provided leadership and strategic direction and execution for an affordable, enterprise-wide, integrated and common engineering environment. She served as a director for manufacturing operations, where she grew and led a portfolio worth more than $1 billion in manufacturing sales for highly technical and complex products.

Announcing his retirement plan to NCMS’s staff, Rick stated that, “he is proud of the continuous collaboration and innovation achieved by NCMS during his tenure”. Rick will remain actively engaged with NCMS as a senior advisor to Lisa providing executive transition support in the coming months. NCMS staff, members and partners are grateful for Rick’s leadership and wish Rick the very best.