Dan Braley is a Boeing Associate Technical Fellow and the Boeing Global Services Additive Manufacturing Technical Focal & Initiatives Leader. In this role, he serves sustainment of all Boeing military, commercial, and derivative aircraft platforms through use of Additive Manufacturing technologies and advanced composites. Dan has greater than 18 years of aerospace program and R&D experience in additive manufacturing, technical program management, materials and process engineering, composites, electromagnetic product development, and manufacturing technology development. Dan is also a Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Fellow.
Prior to his current role, Dan was the Boeing USN/USMC Air Vehicle Technical Integrator, focusing on F/A-18 Flight Control Surfaces, wings, complex spares and repairs. He has also held positions with Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dan currently holds 58 US and international patents with dozens more pending. He is a past recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the Boeing Meritorious & High Honors Invention Awards, the Northrop Grumman Innovation Award, and the F-35 Lightning Rod Award. Dan received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University, and an MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University. Dan is also a Certified Additive Manufacturing Technician (CAM-T) through SME Tooling University.