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mHUB, IMEC and UI LABS Announce Fourth Revolution Awards Judges

mHUB, IMEC AND UI LABS Announce Fourth Revolution Awards Judges 

We are proud to announce our Fourth Revolution Awards judges who will honor the best and brightest of the Chicago region’s manufacturing 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 and follow @4RevAwards on Twitter.


Laura Ferris Anderson, Managing Director & Treasurer
JP Morgan Chase, Chicago Entrepreneurial Center

Karen Kerr, Senior Managing Director
GE Ventures

Kristin Barrett, Senior Director
Polsky Exchange, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Chicago

Kurt Koenig, Project Engineer
Northrop Grumman 
Erik Birkerts, CEO
Clean Energy Trust
Kandace Lenti, Managing Director
Wintrust Commercial Banking
Terri Brax, Founder & CEO
Women Tech Founders, TeacherCare Inc.

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

Robert C. Bridgman, Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America
Jeff Margolis, Founder & President
Innovation Strategies

Emile Cambry, Founder & CEO
Manas Mehandru, Director of Operations

Ed Coleman, President & CEO
Bethel NewLife
Patricia Miller, CEO & Member Board of Directors
MATRIX 4, National Associate of Manufacturers

Steve Collens, CEO
The Innovation Machine
Scott Miller, CEO
The Innovation Machine

Don Deloach, President & CEO, Co-Chair
Infobright, IoT Chicago

Aneesa Muthana, President
Pioneer Service Inc.

Kristi Dula, Network Relationship Manager
Pritzker Group
Karin O’Connor, Venture Partner
Serra Ventures

Dima Elissa, CEO & Founder 

VisMed 3D

Jimmy Odom, Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship
World Business Chicago, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Roberto Escalante, COO

David Pivonka, Innovation Center Director & Electronics/Software Chief Scientist
Pritzker Group

Ty Findley, Senior Associate
Pritzker Group
Jorge Ramirez, President
Chicago Federation of Labor 

Ken Fischl, Vice Chairman
Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Dave Schwaba, Business Development Manager & President
bb7, Product Development and Management Association

Craig FreedmanPresident
Freedman Seating
Michael Seedman, Executive Partner
Siris Capital

Jeff Garascia, Chief Innovation Officer
Marmon Holding Group

Kathy Seegebrecht, Chief Marketing Officer
Underwriters Laboratories

Karen Goldner, Small Business Development Center Director
Craig Habeger
Irene Sherr, Assistant Deputy Bureau Chief
Bureau of Economic Development, Cook County Government

Caterpillar, Manufacturing Technology & Solutions Division Manager
Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
Craig Sutton, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Manager
John Deere & Co.

Fred Hoch, CEO
Illinois Technology Association
Cindy Tomei, Vice President Membership & Marketing
Illinois Manufacturers' Association

Jason Johnson, Executive Chairman, Founder and General Partner
Chicago Urban League, TechNexus Venture Collaborative
Dave Weinstein, Founder & Managing Partner
Clearwater Advisors

Steve Kase, Director of Entrepreneurship
ASK Power
Aaron Wiegel, President & Chairman
Wiegel Tool Works, Technology & Manufacturing Association

Alya Woods, General Manager & President Emeritus
ASK Power, Technology & Manufacturing Association
Alya Woods, Executive Director
ChicagoNEXT, World Business Chicago

About mHUB

mHUB is Chicago’s innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. mHUB is a co-working community of product designers and developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers, a network of manufacturing mentors, industry experts and investors, and a source of intellectual and economic capital. mHUB is home to ten shops and labs, including electronics, plastic fabrication, metals and rapid prototyping as well as a microfactory for small production runs.


About IMEC

IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced, hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan, implement, and excel critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.



UI LABS is an innovation accelerator that leverages its network of hundreds of partners from universities + industry to address problems too big for any one organization to solve. Our mission is to transform industries, starting with manufacturing and infrastructure, using digital technology. UI LABS' manufacturing innovation platform, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), aims to provide U.S. factories with the tools, software and expertise they need to build things more efficiently, less expensively and more quickly, so they can win more business and bring jobs back to the United States.