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‘Titans’ of Coordinate Metrology Industry Featured Speakers at CMSC

To celebrate the Coordinate Metrology Society’s 40th Anniversary, the CMSC is expanding its featured speakers to include 3 keynotes that have been recognized as ‘Titans’ of the coordinate metrology industry: John Brown, Dr. Kam Lau, and John Palmateer. These individuals have spent a lifetime involved in Coordinate Metrology and greatly advanced the science we all use daily. Each morning of the conference will include one keynote to discuss their area of expertise, how coordinate metrology has changed since 1984, and where the industry is going.

John D. Brown: A luminary in the realm of industrial photogrammetry, John D. Brown has dedicated his career to advancing the science of dimensional measurement. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, Brown’s journey began under the tutelage of his father, Duane C. Brown, a pioneer in industrial photogrammetry. Together, they developed the groundbreaking STARS film photogrammetry system, laying the foundation for the widespread adoption of photogrammetry within the industry. As President of Geodetic Systems (GSI), Brown continues to spearhead innovation, leading the development of the V-STARS line of digital industrial photogrammetric systems.

Dr. Kam Lau: Renowned for his groundbreaking inventions in dimensional metrology, Dr. Kam Lau has left an indelible mark on the industry landscape. With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Lau’s illustrious career began at the US National Bureau of Standards (NBS), where he pioneered the development of the Laser Tracker. As the founder, CEO, and CTO of Automated Precision, Inc. (API), Dr. Lau has continued to drive innovation, introducing a myriad of cutting-edge products and technologies that have become industry standards worldwide.

John Palmateer: A distinguished figure in the field of metrology, John Palmateer’s career at Boeing exemplifies a lifelong commitment to excellence and innovation. He has a diverse educational background with Master’s degree in electrical engineering as well his law degree. Now, as the founder of JDP Metrology Consulting LLC, Palmateer continues to lend his expertise to high-profile projects such as the Rubin’s Observatory, where his contributions are pivotal in ensuring precise dimensional control.

The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) is a premier event for Measurement Technology Professionals sponsored by the Coordinate Metrology Society. The five-day annual conference is held each year at a different location, and attracts visitors from around the globe. CMSC is acclaimed for its comprehensive program of top-shelf white papers and applications presentations given by industry experts from science/research laboratories and manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, space hardware, antenna, automotive, shipbuilding, power generation, and general engineering.

Event Details:

Date: July 22-25, 2024

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte/Concord, Charlotte, North Carolina

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