Published in collaboration with NCMS
Digital Manufacturing Report

News & information about the fast-moving world
of digital manufacturing, modeling & simulation

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About Digital Manufacturing Report

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and Tabor Communications’ combined network makes up the readership for Digital Manufacturing Report. This publication reports on the largest segment of buyers of advanced computing technologies. DM-Report provides the manufacturing industry with knowledge and resources ranging from state-of-the-art and emerging digital technologies to future business trends and migration challenges facing the small to medium manufacturing (SMM) community. Subscribe now at:

Our Mission

  • Communication of news and information on advanced computing simulation, modeling, and digital manufacturing technologies to the broader manufacturing community to expand awareness and help to bridge the gap between solutions and industry.
  • Commitment to accelerating the economic recovery by helping to reach and educate the manufacturing community, who is looking for an opportunity to leverage high performance solutions, simulation and modeling applications. This is the transforming technology that will propel the mainstream industry into the era of digital manufacturing, revitalizing global economies and creating new jobs.
  • Empowerment to advanced digital manufacturing solutions providers to leverage the most sustainable platform from which to communicate and promote their technologies to help manufacturers succeed in the highly competitive global manufacturing industry.

About Tabor Communications, Inc.

Tabor Communications, Inc. is a leading international media, advertising, and communications company that provides solutions, news, and information to the High Performance Computing (HPC), big data, green computing, digital manufacturing and cloud computing communities. Publisher of HPCwire, Datanami, Green Computing Report, Digital Manufacturing Report, and HPC in the Cloud, other Tabor Communications companies include Tabor Advertising and Tabor Publications & Events. To learn more, visit: and view the TCI corporate video presentation.

About the National Center for Manufacturing Science

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest collaborative R&D consortium in North America and is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, and robotics manufacturing. NCMS has 25 years of experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, and is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector.

The Digital Manufacturing Team


Chelsea Lang

Chelsea Lang, Managing Editor

Chelsea Lang joined the Digital Manufacturing Report team in 2012 to provide analysis into breaking developments in the manufacturing industry. While her expertise and areas of coverage span from policy to automation technologies, she is most interested in aerospace and biomedical use cases. Chelsea brings to Digital Manufacturing Report a number of skills gained from her academic background in neuroscience and experience in journalism as well as literary non-fiction.

Nicole Hemsoth

Nicole Hemsoth, Director of Editorial Operations, Senior Contributing Editor

Nicole Hemsoth brings news and insights to Digital Manufacturing Report from her experiences as a former contributing editor for HPCwire, former managing editor of HPC in the Cloud and most recently, as the editor of the data-intensive computing ("big data") publication, Datanami. Her perspective pulls from across the enterprise and research spectrum of high performance computing to address the system, application and performance-tuning elements of modern supercomputing facilities, architectures and user scenarios.

As the supercomputing and enterprise computing communities begin to coalesce further, Hemsoth will continue to explore the ways in which HPC has moved more into the mainstream, while still recognizing the critical work that takes place at global research centers and universities. As a former technical writer, she will provide a deep technological perspective while also communicating the broader value of key news events in the HPC community persepctive.

Contributing Editors:

Earl J. Dodd

Earl J. Dodd, President of Ideas And Machines, Inc. and i3D Inc.

Earl J. Dodd is passionate about helping organizations achieve better results with supercomputing, cloud computing, and 3D story worlds. With 30 years of experience in supercomputing and HPC, and a strong ability to problem solve and formulate strategy, Earl has been helping companies and governments achieve the desired ROI leveraging new computing technologies and business models. Earl's technical focus is on strategy formulation for Peta/ExaScale architectures and UltraScale 3D visual collaboration environments to drive the next generation computationally-steered workflows and applications. Most recently, Earl was the Executive Director and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Centers, Inc. (RMSC) in Montana. RMSC was a first-of-a-kind public-private partnership (P3) that focuses on the HPC Cloud as an economic development engine for Montana and the region. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mining Engineering from Montana Tech and an MBA from Tulane University. Earl is actively engaged with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, Compute Canada, The Society of HPC Professionals, Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation and other government and professional organizations. Earl resides in Houston, Texas.

Jon Riley

Jon Riley, Vice President, Digital Manufacturing at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

Jon Riley is the Executive Director for Design & Engineering Programs at the National Center of Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS). At the NCMS, he is responsible for identifying partnerships and alliance opportunities to help U.S. manufacturers remain competitive in the global market. To accomplish this, a key element of his strategy is to make advanced development tools such as high performance computing for evaluating and simulating product designs during the development stage available to manufacturers of all sizes.

Suzy Tichenor

Suzy Tichenor, Director, Industrial Partnership Program for the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Suzy Tichenor is the director of the Industrial Partnership Program for the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Oak Ridge is the site of the world’s most powerful computing complex for science. The Industrial Partnerships Program provides companies access to the systems and experts at the Laboratory’s two leadership-class high performance computing user facilities, one funded by the Department of Energy and the other by the National Science Foundation in partnership with the University of Tennessee. Ms. Tichenor has 20 years experience creating partnerships and programs at all levels of the government, private sector and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Oak Ridge, she was Vice President of the Council on Competitiveness and directed their High Performance Computing Initiative.


Tom Tabor

Tom Tabor, Publisher

Tom Tabor has over 34 years experience in business-to-business publishing, including 24 years focused on High Performance Computing (HPC), cloud computing and more recently, advanced digital manufacturing technologies.

As an internationally recognized pioneer in the electronic publishing industry, Tom is credited with introducing the first online publication in the early nineties, HPCwire. Over the years, he has served as publisher for the award-winning Supercompting Review magazine, WEBster, HPCwire, On-Demand Enterprise, GRIDtoday, High Performance Computing - Contributions to Society, and The Emergence of Grid and Service-Oriented IT, as well as producing the GT04 tradeshow and conference, and a series of Grid VIP Summits worldwide.

Tom also serves as CEO and founder of Tabor Communications Inc., a leading international media, advertising, and communications company that provides news, information and solutions to the HPC, data-intensive, green, cloud, and digital manufacturing communities.

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Web Operations:

John Shandor

John Shandor, Webmaster

John is the Webmaster for Digital Manufacturing Report and Tabor Communications, a position he has held since 1997, contributing more than 25 years' experience in web design and digital media. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University, and resides in Summerton, South Carolina.

Advertising Sales:

Jeff Hyman

Jeff Hyman, President and Group Publisher

Jeff brings 30 years of sales and management experience, and is responsible for worldwide sales for the company's broad line of products. Jeff was Vice President of Sales for IDG's Bio-ITWorld magazine, whose focus is on HPC used specifically within the life sciences to accelerate the pace of drug discovery and development. Prior to IDG, Jeff held sales positions at CMP's InformationWeek and CMGI's Engage Technologies. Jeff holds a BS from Babson College and an MBA from Suffolk University. He resides in Methuen, MA with his son Jack (a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California) and his pure bred Bichon Frise "The Maya Bean".

Mitch Becker

Mitchell D. Becker, Director of Sales

Mitch Becker is a Senior Account Executive at Tabor Communications. He brings with him nineteen years of experience in marketing management, developing marketing strategies, organizing marketing events, promotions, and Public Relations.

Mitch is in charge of Job Bank and Events advertising sales.

In the past Mitch's roles included such positions as Director of Marketing, where he managed the inception and marketing promotion activities, advertising, web content, collateral, tradeshows, seminars, e-mail and direct mail campaigns and all lead generation activities and PR.

Mitch received his Bachelor of Science and Associates of Applied Science Degrees at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, IL.

BJ Ghiglione

BJ Ghiglione, Director of Sales

BJ Ghiglione has over 25 years of media experience, working in both consumer and business to business mediums. She has worked for both large media companies; CMP, UBM, Penton and small media companies - Advisor Media and The San Diego Business Journal. As a Group Publisher, Publisher, Sales Director and Partner Alliance Director BJ has exceled at helping clients align their marketing strategies to a specific audience. She believes that listening to customer needs and then providing an avenue to meet those needs through content, branding, demand and reach solutions has been the key to her success. BJ has completed the Marketing Program at UCSD and prior to that attended Grossmont College. BJ lives in San Diego, CA with Ron, her husband of 22 years, and their two children. Her son Ryan is currently discussing opportunities with a number of NCAA D1 football programs while her daughter Nicole’s passion are cheer leading and sports medicine.

Ana Vasquez

Ana Vasquez, Sr. Manager, Sales & Media Operations

Ana Vasquez is the Sr. Manager, Sales and Media Operations at Tabor Communications. With over 13 years of administrative experience she has been instrumental in helping TCI achieve its yearly business and revenue goals. Ana’s role supports sales and marketing leadership teams in strategy development, business planning, analysis and sales and marketing program implementation. Additionally, her current role as manager of the ad operations team allows for her to work hand in hand with TCI’s customers in successfully executing their advertising strategies across the Tabor portfolio.

Ana received an Associate's degree from Southwestern College.

Genaro Ramirez

Genaro Ramirez, Sales and Operations Assistant

Genaro Ramirez joined the Tabor Communications team in 2013 as the Sales and Operations Assistant. His role is to support the sales team by working directly with customers to successfully achieve their marketing goals through the various channels of advertising featured in the Tabor Communications portfolio. In addition to helping coordinate customers' advertising strategies he provides detailed reports that measure their marketing campaign's effectiveness. He graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Business Administration and currently resides in San Diego, California where he was born and raised.

Marketing and Audience Development:

Alan El Faye

Alan El Faye, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Demand Generation

Alan’s extensive digital and print publishing background includes past responsibilities as a publisher, domestic and global sales director, marketing director, and custom projects director for media companies such as Cambridge Healthtech Institute, International Data Group (IDG), Reed Business Information, Advanstar, McGraw-Hill and Lebhar-Friedman. His content emphasis has largely been around performance based computing in sectors such as healthcare, telecom, retailing, industrial and foodservice. Alan holds a Bachelor Degree from Kent State University, and a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science from California State University.

Caroline Connor

Caroline Connor, Director of Marketing

Caroline Connor is a technology marketing professional with over 12 years of global experience in marketing communications, product marketing and channel marketing roles across software and hardware environments for both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Caroline's background in the High Performance Computing (HPC) marketing began while working for Sun Microsystems and later, for SGI. Caroline has since expanded her marketing expertise working with a broad range of technology solutions providers including Bell Microproducts, ClearSpeed Technology, Longstone Consulting and most recently, at Oracle.

Matt Walters

Matt Walters, Sr. Manager of Demand Generation

Matt is an e-marketing, demand gen, and audience development strategist, with proven ability capturing, sustaining, and expanding audiences and a deep passion for studying audience demographics and behavioral patterns in B2B publishing. As Director of Demand Generation and Audience Development, Matt is responsible for creation and implementation of integrated demand generation programs through email marketing, digital asset delivery, and monitoring of campaign analytics. He is also responsible for driving audience development through custom content programs, co-marketing agreements, social media, and joint media partnerships. Matt resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and two boys.

Lynn Bergin

Lynn Bergin, Marketing Programs Manager

Lynn recently joined Tabor Communications Inc. in February of 2013 as Marketing Programs Manager. Her professional career spans years of hands-on experience working directly with digital publishing, media, and marketing communications programs across the technology industry. Lynn's role supports sales and marketing by managing the development and delivery for all creative and graphic design elements used for web, print, multimedia, collateral, new product introductions, eMarketing, and audience development initiatives. Lynn graduated from Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and Certificate in Graphic and Web Design. She is located in the Boston area with her two sons and husband.

Dan Stark

Dan Stark, Demand Generation & Audience Development Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator for Tabor Communications, Dan serves as the key interface responsible for coordinating the production, scheduling, and delivery of marketing communications, programs, campaigns, conference, and event promotions across TCI's publication portfolio. He acts as the point of contact for media relations, negotiation of co-marketing agreements and program fulfillment to generate awareness and promote the Tabor Communications' brand globally. Since joining Tabor Communications in 2012, Dan's responsibilities have expanded further to include audience development support, web marketing, and social media marketing program management. Dan received his degree from the University of Arizona, studying psychology and communications. He resides in San Diego, California; has a passion for cooking, being active and spending free time with friends, family, and his dogs.

Ty Mullan

Ty Mullan, Senior Marketing Intern

Ty Mullan is a junior attending the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, earning his degree in Management Information Systems. He is on track to graduate in the class of 2015, and looks to pursue a career in the consulting field after graduation.

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