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About Proto Precision Additive Manufacturing

Proto Precision Manufacturing’s mission is to provide world class, AS9100:D and ISO9001:2015 certified metal additive manufacturing services to its industrial clients.

We provide customer with a full value stream additive manufacturing offerings, including:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Product Development
  • Engineering Services

Meet The Leadership

Chairman of the Board: John Johnson, MD, MBA

Dr. John A. Johnson is a physician, business executive, private equity/venture capital investor, and philanthropist. A board-certified psychiatrist, over the past 35 years, Dr. Johnson has started, acquired, and grown a variety of healthcare organizations that he continues to own and operate including one of Ohio’s largest independent behavioral health centers, Access Ohio, and a 110-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital, Access Hospital, along with primary care centers, substance abuse and residential treatment facilities, and telemedicine and healthcare technology enterprises.

Outside of healthcare, his portfolio companies include US precision manufacturing and additive technologies, financial services, and real estate development and construction. It also includes a real estate portfolio of over 1.1 million square feet of commercial and residential buildings. His organizations employ over 700 people, primarily in the Midwest.

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Wright State University and previously has had other academic roles including as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University. He has completed medical training across Asia, Europe, and the US. He and his wife have resided for the past 25 years in Central Ohio, where they raised their two children.

Executive Vice President: Kirti Jackson

Kirti is Proto Precision Additive’s Executive Vice-President and has focused the company on the vision of “moving additive manufacturing forward” by creating product-based solutions that provide tangible value. Under his leadership, PPA has taken years of Additive knowledge and translated it into a software product for process and quality control.  This is our flagship product THEIA.

Kirti is an accomplished entrepreneur who has spent a major portion of his career implementing change through technology-based solutions in the Automotive Industry.  Prior to joining PPA, Kirti founded Lexon Corporation, a company dedicated to creating production execution and supply chain management solution for first tier automotive suppliers. He led the company from start-up, through maturity and exit.

Meet The Team

Ed Herderick, PhD.

Dr. Edward D. Herderick serves as a strategic advisor to Proto Precision Additive.  He is the Director of Additive Manufacturing for the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) at The Ohio State University.

Ed is an internationally recognized expert in the industrialization of additive manufacturing.  The guiding thread across his career has been a focus on implementing complex manufacturing technology solutions for industrial customers in aerospace, power generation, oil & gas, and transportation.  He has held leadership roles in large companies, startups, and research institutes focused on AM.  He is active in the materials community serving on the Board of Trustees for TMS and as the Industrial Editor for JOM.  He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Victor Morgan, BSME, MSME

Victor is responsible for the design and design-for-additive aspects of AM and is developing novel in-situ inspection techniques for the rapid qualification of AM hardware. As a mechanical component designer who is also experienced in additive manufacturing, he can work with your in-house design team to translate requirements into actionable AM requirements and inspection criteria, or design hardware to your specifications.

In prior roles, he spent 13 years at various positions with GE Power leading teams to design the next generation of gas-turbine hot-gas-path hardware including gas-turbine cooling and sealing technology.  Victor has submitted 40+ patent applications and holds a BSME from Virginia Tech and a MSME from Georgia Tech.

David Schick, BSWE, MSWE

David is an Ohio State Welding Engineer and is responsible for creating processes to efficiently run Proto’s additive manufacturing machines. David has been working on additive manufacturing for nearly a decade in his work at GE Power leading materials and process development for metal additive. David was one of the first individuals at GE Power to actively obtain, run and optimize metal additive manufacturing equipment.

David helped create the GE Power Additive Manufacturing areas in the Greenville South Carolina Advance Manufacturing Works (AMW) comprising over ten additive manufacturing machines.

Daniel Randlett, BSWE

Daniel is a Welding/Additive Engineer at Proto Precision.  A recent graduate from the Welding Engineering program at The Ohio State University, Daniel provides knowledge and experience in joining materials and processes.  His professional background is primarily in high volume automated arc welding.  Daniel wants to use his combined familiarity with traditional joining processes and powder bed fusion to create hybrid components in novel new ways.  Daniel is excited to have the opportunity to join an industry at the forefront of innovation like additive manufacturing.

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