NextFlex Presents Four Flexible Hybrid Heroes With the 2020 Fellow Award

NextFlex®, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, presented the fifth annual NextFlex Fellow Awards recognizing four individuals who have made significant contributions toward furthering the development of the FHE and advanced manufacturing ecosystem at this year’s FLEX 2020 conference.

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Dr. Malcolm Thompson presents the 2020 NextFlex Fellows Awards. Pictured here (L to R) are: Josh Russell, Evergreen Valley College Director of Marketing and Public Relations, who accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Maniphone Dickerson, Evergreen Valley College Dean of Business and Workforce Development; Steve Gonya, Lockheed Martin Fellow and Research Scientist; Dr. Malcolm Thompson, NextFlex Executive Director; Glen Farris, Universal Instruments Vice President of Marketing; and Paul Semenza, Independent Consultant. (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. Malcolm Thompson presents the 2020 NextFlex Fellows Awards. Pictured here (L to R) are: Josh Russell, Evergreen Valley College Director of Marketing and Public Relations, who accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Maniphone Dickerson, Evergreen Valley College Dean of Business and Workforce Development; Steve Gonya, Lockheed Martin Fellow and Research Scientist; Dr. Malcolm Thompson, NextFlex Executive Director; Glen Farris, Universal Instruments Vice President of Marketing; and Paul Semenza, Independent Consultant. (Photo: Business Wire)

The winning fellows received this award for their work in transforming learning programs, helping to spearhead NextFlex workshop sessions that focus on defense applications, and developing new and emerging technology that make careers in advanced manufacturing possible to many across the United States.

This year’s NextFlex Fellow Award winners are:

  • Glenn Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Universal Instruments Corporation
  • Stephen Gonya, LM Fellow and Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin
  • Maniphone (Moni) Dickerson, Ph.D., Evergreen Valley College
  • Paul Semenza, Professor and Chair, Engineering Management and Leadership Department at Santa Clara University and Independent Consultant

“All four recipients have made great strides in increasing awareness of flexible hybrid electronics and are helping advance the technological development of the field,” said Dr. Malcolm Thompson, NextFlex executive director. “These thought leaders consistently elevate the FHE and workforce development discussion with their wealth of experience.”

The NextFlex Fellows are shaping the future through their respective projects as well as through collaboration with NextFlex and its members, making their findings available to the FHE community and driving flexible technology forward.

About NextFlex

NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal government partners with the shared goal of advancing the manufacture of flexible hybrid electronics in the U.S. Since its formation in 2015, the NextFlex community of technologists, educators, problem solvers and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate innovation, narrow the manufacturing workforce gap and promote sustainable manufacturing ecosystems. For more information, visit www.nextflex.us and follow NextFlex on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE)

FHE gives everyday products the power of silicon ICs by combining them with new and unique additive printing processes and new materials. The result: lightweight, low-cost, flexible, thin, and conformable and highly efficient smart products with innumerable uses for consumer, commercial and military applications.