Timothy J. Shinbara, Jr. Named 2020-2021 ASME Congressional Fellow

Jun 9, 2020

by ASME.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020) – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named Timothy (Tim) J. Shinbara, Jr. as Congressional Fellow – Manufacturing for 2020-2021. He officially began his fellowship June 2, serving in the office of the Honorable Marco Rubio (R-FL) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Shinbara is the vice president and chief technology officer for AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology based in McLean, Va., where he is responsible for AMT’s data-centric strategy, industrial research and development (R&D) activities, and global manufacturing technology discovery. 

“ASME is pleased to add Tim Shinbara to the distinguished roster of engineers who have provided valuable service to our nation through the Federal Government Fellowship Program,” said ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile.  “As federal legislation becomes increasingly technical, the need for engineering expertise is essential. Our government fellows have been key advisors to elected officials and federal staff in areas including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, critical infrastructure, energy, and engineering education, while gaining rich experience in many aspects of the public policy making process.”

Shinbara’s expertise spans applied R&D in additive manufacturing, composite fabrication, and technology transition experience at Northrop Grumman Corporation, information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) data interoperability, and small business, startup endeavors providing supply chain visibility and integration. Broadly, he supports the U.S. manufacturing industry by serving as a board officer of the MTConnect Institute, having served as a member of the Leadership Council for MForesight (a U.S. government-funded think tank responding to advanced manufacturing inquiries), and having chaired or served on committees for additive manufacturing (ASTM F42.05 Materials and Processes, America Makes Executive Committee) and digital manufacturing and data interoperability (MxD, several university industrial advisory roles).
“ASME has provided a tremendous opportunity to both give and receive unique value with this fellowship,” says Shinbara. “My hope is to continue advancing the state of U.S. manufacturing and support Congress in best positioning the people and the businesses of our industry.”

He has volunteered his time supporting other international manufacturing initiatives, participating in ASME’s Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) Forum on Innovation and Intelligent Manufacturing and the George C. Marshall Austria Program for Smart Manufacturing, and is a corporate member in the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Locally, Shinbara has also served as an advisory commissioner to Loudoun County (Va.)’s Board of Supervisors and Economic Development Department supporting specialized manufacturing.  
Shinbara is a U.S. Navy veteran and earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Purdue University in Indiana and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in California.
For more information about the ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program, visit https://www.asme.org/government-relations/federal-fellows-program.

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