James Hubbard serves as Director, Training & Technology, for the Manufacturing Advancement department. Hubbard previously served as the Technical Program Manager for ATDM, where he oversaw the technology and training of the initiative by working with industry and technology partners to ensure alignment to the needs of the defense industrial base.
Hubbard joined ATDM in January 2021 as the Curriculum Developer for the Additive Manufacturing program before moving into an instructional role for its kickoff. He brings a background in advanced manufacturing and mechanical engineering to one of the most rapidly expanding fields in the manufacturing sector. Prior to studying at Virginia Tech, he obtained his A.A.S. in Integrated Machining Technology and worked as both a machinist and CNC programmer at a custom, small-batch supplier. Additionally, Hubbard has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech where he has extensive research and project experience in mechanical behavior of materials; design for manufacture, stress, and failure analysis; and advanced geometric mathematics skills. Using the combination of manufacturing and mechanical skill sets, Hubbard has worked on multiple engineering projects at Volvo Group, Mack World Headquarters, and the Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety.