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We are proud to announce the 2018 Fourth Revolution Awards judges who will honor the best and brightest of the Chicago region’s manufacturing technology community. This prestigious list of leaders is representative of the exemplary innovators, community builders, and corporate champions of our manufacturing ecosystem.   For more information on the ceremony, sponsorship opportunities and award nominations, visit 4revawards.com and follow @4revawards on Twitter.

Charles Adler, Founder
Center for Lost Arts

Luis Andrade, Director, Digital Experience and Design

Kenneth Bahk
Strategic Investor

Kristin Barrett, Senior Director of Polsky Exchange

Erik Birkerts, Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Trust

Terri Brax, Founder and CEO
Women Tech Founders, TeacherCare Inc

Cara Burns-Pan, Chicago Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ed Coleman, President and CEO
Bethel New Life

Kristi Dula, Network Relations
Pritzker Group

Dima Elissa, CEO And Founder

Ty Findley, Senior Associate
Pritzker Group

Laura Frerichs, Research Park Director
University of Illinois

Karen Goldner, Director of Small Business Development Center
Women's Business Development Center

Craig Habeger, Division Manager, Manufacturing Technology & Solutions
Caterpillar Inc. 

Tari Haro, EVP, B2B Technology Lead

Fred Hoch, Executive Chairman, Founder, and General Partner
Illinois Technology Association, TechNexus Venture Collaborative

Steve Kase, President, CEO, and Chairman Emeritus
ASKPower, Technology & Manufacturing Association

Melissa Kaufman, Executive Director
The Garage at Northwestern University

Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director
GE Ventures

Jennifer Kopach, Executive Director, SVP Marketing Communications
Science Olympiad

Mike Loquercio, Director of Supply Chain and Logistics
D&W Fine Pack

Jeffrey Margolis, Founder and President
Innovation Strategies Inc.

Leslie McKinney, Chicago Director
Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)

Patricia Miller, CEO and Member Board of Directors
MATRIX 4, National Association of Manufacturers

Scott Miller, Owner and President
The Innovation Machine

Karin O'Connor,Venture Partner
Serra Ventures

Jimmy Odom, Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship, ChicagoNEXT
World Business Chicago

Maura O'Hara,Executive Director
IVCA (Illinois Venture Capital Association)

David Pivonka, Innovation Center Director and Electronics/Software Chief Scientist

Amanda Salhoot, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Chicago Ideas

Michael Seedman, Executive Partner
Siris Capital

Irene Sherr, Assistant Deputy Bureau Chief
Bureau of Economic Development at Cook County

Craig Sutton, Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation
John Deere

James Tanner, Director of Engineer for Phone Product Design

Akshat Thirani, Co-founder and CEOn
Amper Technologies, Inc.

Cindy Tomei, VP Membership & Marketing
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Aaron Wiegel, President and Chairman Emeritus
Wiegel Tool Works, Technology & Manufacturing Assocation 

Pete Wilkins, Managing Director
Hyde Park Angels

Kevin Willer, Partner
Chicago Ventures 

Alya Adamany Woods, Executive Director
ChicagoNEXT at World Business Chicago

Betsy Ziegler, CEO



About mHUB
mHUB is creating the conditions for product innovation to thrive. Our mission is to galvanize Chicago's manufacturing ecosystem by generating innovative ideas, attracting world-class talent, and fostering collaboration. By providing access to labs and equipment, industry experts and entrepreneurial and technical training workshops, and a community of other product innovators, mHUB helps turn ideas into prototypes, and prototypes into sustainable new businesses that drive economic impact, and ensure the region's continued leadership in global manufacturing.


mHUB full-service, co-working memberships begin at $300 with several packages for early-stage entrepreneurs up through established enterprises, including part-time prototyping shop access, reserved desks, and private office rentals


About DMDII 

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with UI LABS and the Department of Defense, DMDII equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, its more than 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.