Timothy J. Shinbara, Jr. Named 2020-2021 ASME Congressional Fellow
Jun 9, 2020
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.”
“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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