Director of Operations
National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
Jim Fisher joined the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in December 2011 and currently serves as the director of operations. In this capacity, Jim manages programs, provides strategic oversight and drives process standardization to NCDMM operations.
Throughout his 20 year career, Jim has been focused on leading applied research programs and managing teams to address manufacturing related issues. He was awarded a letter of commendation from the Office of Naval Research for advancing manufacturing enhancements to a military vehicle. Jim also led a team that developed an aiming device for EOD robots that received the 2011 Gold Edison Award for Best New Product of the Year. In addition, Jim received a U.S. Patent for a novel tool to perform variable penetration welding using the friction stir welding process.
Jim earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics and his master of science degree in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.