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​AAM’s Jeffrey Nichols to Lead LIFT Technology Development Committee

Published on September 5, 2017


AAM Executive Director Jeffrey W. Nichols has been named to lead the Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) Technology Development Committee, directing the institute’s lightweight metals research and development programs.

“I am honored to chair a committee comprised of some of the most respected and varied names in the manufacturing industry,” said Nichols. “The opportunities that exist at LIFT to develop lightweight metals solutions are tremendous and I am looking forward to working with the institute and its members to take new solutions to market.”

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and one of the founding Manufacturing USA institutes, is a public-private partnership dedicated to developing and deploying advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.

Nichols is AAM’s executive director of advanced technology integration and global business development, responsible for the company’s advanced product integration strategies. He works with OEM customers worldwide on forward product technologies and integration, while fostering international partnerships aimed at strategic alignment.