President and Managing Partner
Dennis Thompson is the president and managing partner of Equus Partners, a manufacturing consultancy specializing in digital manufacturing and next generation supply chain risk analysis, mitigation and management with a focus on model-based enterprise (MBE), advanced manufacturing enterprise (AME), network-centric manufacturing (NCM) and additive manufacturing (AM).
Dennis recently served as the program manager of the White House initiative, the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC). He also served as the acting director of technology transition, workforce development (WFD) for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) where he lead the development of the DMDII WFD strategic roadmap that will create a foundation for educating and training the skilled workforce required to meet the demands of digital manufacturing today and in the future.
In addition, Dennis is serving as chief operating officer for Prime Supplier and the chief technology officer for NOBLE Capital, two new startup companies, and as the program manager for SME’s ITEAM. He also has international clients in Mexico, Greece and Saudi Arabia.
Dennis has more than 35 years of manufacturing expertise, having held various senior-level positions that include engineering manager, plant manager, vice president of operation, and president and CEO.