Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
U.S. Department of Commerce
Dr. Frank W. Gayle is Deputy Director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), an interagency team with participation from all Federal agencies involved in advanced manufacturing. Principal participant agencies currently include the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Energy, NASA, and NSF. The AMNPO reports to the Executive Office of the President and operates under the National Science and Technology Council. The office has two priority focus areas: 1) enabling industry-led, private-public partnerships focused on manufacturing innovation, such as the President’s proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, and 2) enabling a coordinated “whole of government” focus on advanced manufacturing to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across federal agencies. Dr. Gayle holds a Doctor of Science degree in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Materials Science from Duke University.