January 12, 2012 — Jennifer Ernst of Thin Film Electronics and Michael C. Dudzik of Lockheed Martin have joined the Governing Board of FlexTech Alliance, a group focused on developing the electronic display and flexible printed electronics industry supply chains.
Jennifer Ernst is VP North America for Thin Film Electronics, a supplier of printed non-volatile, and flexible memory products. Ernst formerly served as director of business development for PARC, a Xerox company, for more than 20 years, where she helped establish PARC’s open business model, expand PARC into multiple new industries, and secure licensing and co-development relationships in the US, Asia, and Europe. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and BA from San Francisco State University.
Michael C. Dudzik serves as VP, Science and Technology, Washington Operations at Lockheed Martin, and brings extensive engineering design, development and manufacturing experience. Dudzik previously held leadership positions at Texas Instruments, ERIM Automotive and Georgia Technological University. He is a former Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve with assignments in advanced technology, system development, and Space operations. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at University of Detroit, a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Ohio State University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Dallas. He has been active on the University and Small Business advisory boards, including: the University of Michigan, Florida State University and the University of Detroit Mercy. He is an SAE Fellow and a Registered Professional Engineer.
Ernst will be pivotal in "expanding and enabling new flexible electronic applications, technologies and associated infrastructure," said Dr. John Batey, chairman of the FlexTech Alliance Governing Board. Dudzik’s military applications experience, particularly in the confluence of government, academia, and industry will enable "crucial collaborations" and research work, Batey added.
The FlexTech Alliance, formerly known as the U.S. Display Consortium, or USDC, is devoted to fostering the growth, profitability and success of the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics supply chain. Internet: www.flextech.org.