MFG TMW Podcast


Guest Spotlight
Greg Kimmel and John Clay, Battelle

Greg Kimmel, National Security Business Line Manager, and John Clay, Research Lead outline

Greg Kimmel, Battelle

their leadership roles and the impact of the Critical Care Decontamination System™ (CCDS) developedand commercialized at Battelle, an international nonprofit research and development firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. 

Beginning his career as a research scientist, Greg has served Battelle for 19 years. In addition to his work as general manager for Battelle’s CCDS, he spent a year as an industry fellow at The Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He also was president of Kimmel Engineering Solutions.

John Clay, Battelle

John is a chemical engineer and research lead for the Battelle CCDS, where he directs research in support of field deployments, including due diligence testing and performance evaluation of N95 filtering facepiece respirators. He is also a clinical professor at The Ohio State University Department of Chemical Engineering, and a Project Management Professional.

Keywords:  research commercialization, PPE, health care, COVID 19

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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