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Rebecca Taylor

Senior Vice President
Rebecca R. Taylor is the Senior Vice President for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest non-profit R&D consortium in North America focused on Manufacturing. She is responsible for strategic partnerships, oversight of all government programs as well as management of the Washington, DC office. In addition, Ms. Taylor leads the cyber security strategic interest group with a special focus on industrial control systems. Ms. Taylor serves on the Board for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers. She also is on the Executive Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Manufacturing Division, the NASA Marshall Partnership Forum Steering Council and the International Women’s Forum. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity at the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities. Ms. Taylor is also the recipient of the national STEP award recognizing outstanding women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelors degree from the George Washington University and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, a research and development company, engages in the formation and management of research and development programs. Its services include manufacturing trust, educational services, roadmapping, lean product development, risk assessments, industry surveys, consulting, meeting areas, technical reports, and lifecycle project collaboration services. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It also has offices in Washington, D.C., and Bremerton, Washington.