How can local and regional manufacturing ecosystems be leveraged during a crisis? As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (MA M-ERT) was established to mobilize, organize, and operationalize critical path work streams necessary for Massachusetts manufacturers to pivot their operations to produce needed FDA compliant medical devices and supplies at scale. Join Ben Linville-Engler (Mechanical Engineering’07), now at MIT, to learn more about mobilizing a statewide manufacturing response to COVID-19.
To access the docuseries trailer that includes the work of the M-ERT, see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XeIaJ4siiU&t
Learn more about the presenter, Ben Linville-Engler, below!
Ben Linville-Engler (Mechanical Engineering’07; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-l-e/) is the Industry and Certificate Director for MIT System Design and Management (SDM) (https://sdm.mit.edu/) where he first joined as a Fellow in 2016. SDM is jointly offered by the MIT School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management; focusing on solving complex sociotechnical challenges by taking a systems thinking approach to multidisciplinary problem solving, model-driven engineering, design, and strategic decision throughout the entire product/system lifecycle. In this role, he establishes strategic industry partnerships, identifies industry trends, and teaches medical device and project-based courses to help partner companies and students develop new technologies, products, and leaders. Prior to MIT, Ben worked for over a decade in medical device product, team, and origination development. This experience included serving in Vice President roles in technology and product development, as well as engineering at Applied Medical, a global, vertically-integrated, company that develops innovative products that improve patient outcomes.