Distinguished INnovator Operator Awards (DINOs)

dinosaur awards for SLA and SLS

 

The Distinguished INnovator Operator (DINO) Award is AMUG's most prestigious honor. It is bestowed upon those with the highest levels of additive manufacturing expertise and a willingness to share that knowledge through contributions to AMUG, its members and the industry it represents.

In 2013, the award became more exclusive, and it's name was changed to reflect the distinguished nature of this recognition. In the past, there were five awards per technology. Now it is five awards each year across all additive manufacturing technologies. Formerly known as the Dinosaur Award, the name was altered so that those outside of the AMUG community would appreciate the significance of this award.

Below is a listing of all DINOs.

2014

Mark Barfoot, Hyphen
Scott Crump, Stratasys
Jason Dickman, American Precision Prototyping

Stewart Davis, CRP USA
Jim Reitz, Rapid Tech Consulting

DINO award Mark Barfoot

Mark Barfoot
Hyphen

DINO award Scott Crump

Scott Crump
Stratasys

DINO award Jason Dickman

Jason Dickman
American Precision Prototyping

DINO award Stewart Davis

Stewart Davis
CRP USA

DINO award Jim Reitz

Jim Reitz
Rapid Tech Consulting

2013

Chuck Alexander, Solid Concepts
Brian Bauman, Linked In 3D
Paul Bordner, Laser Reproductions

Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates
Terry Hoppe, Stratasys

2012

Stereolithography

Bill Braune, Met-L-Flo
Larry Monahan, Becton Dickinson
Brad Palumbo, Phoenix Anal. & Design Tech.
Ken Patton, RapidTech/Saddleback College
Sean Wise, RePliForm

Laser Sintering

Paul Bates, Reebok
David Bourell, University of Texas
Roger Cunningham, Integra
Scott Schermer, SC Johnson
Thomas Starr, University of Louisville

Fused Deposition Modeling

Duane Byerly, Xerox
Mike Littrell, Cideas Inc.
Frank Medina, Univ. of Texas El Paso

PolyJet

Robert Coleman, Mattel
Jason Lopes, Legacy Effects
Dan Mishek, Vista Technologies
Bradley Ruprecht, US Army
Michael Zerbe, Newell Rubbermaid

2011

Stereolithography

Bob Dzugan, buyCASTINGS
John Schaefer, DSM Somos
Bret Bordner, Laser Reproductions
Fred Hilbrandt, FBI
Kevin Dyer, InterPro

Laser Sintering

Mike Connor, Integra
Xu Xiaoshu, Farsoon Hi-Tech
Bill Lamey, Boeing
Arnold Zieger, Dalimer
Greg Stein, Northrop Grumman

2010

Stereolithography

Bruce Okkema, Eagle Design & Technology
Ron Belknap, Protocam
Jerry Bordner, Laser Reproductions

Laser Sintering

Kevin McAlea, 3D Systems
Sheku Kamara, MSOE
Dr. Dave Bourell, Univesity of Texas
Lance Shanklin, Integra Support

2009

Stereolithography

Dr. Paul Jacobs
Dave Rosen
Harold Luper, Huntsman
Steve McDonald, L3

Laser Sintering

Neil Hopkinson, Loughborough University
Richard Smeenk
Graham Tromans, Loughborough University

2008

Stereolithography

Troy Kuhn, Chrysler
Mark Abshire, DSM
Jan Richter, Solid Concepts
Ariel Lijenstein, Robtec

Laser Sintering

Chris Huskamp, The Boeing Phantom Works
Steinar Killi, Oslo School
Glideon Levy, University of Applied Sciences
Denny Black, Valeo Sylvania

2007

Stereolithography

Carl Dekker, Met-L-Flo
Bruce LeMaster, Applied Rapid Technologies
Tom Mueller, Express Pattern
Lawrence Winnen, Tyco Electronics

Laser Sintering

Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok International
Gary Graf, University of Louisville
Kent Firestone, Solid Concepts
Rick Booth, Advanced Laser Materials

2006

Stereolithography

Terry Kreplin, Baxter
Daniel Baker, US Army Benet Labs
R.J. Robinson, University of Kentucky
Igata Tersuzo, INCS
Soeren Griessbavh, V.G. Kunstsofftechni

Laser Sintering

Georgia Theriot, GT Signiture
James Williams, Paramount Industries
Joe Allison, Solid Concepts,
Renee Flynn, Paramount Industries
Philip Conner

2005

Stereolithography

Scott Turner, Scicon
Richard Davis Motorola
Gregg Banyon, Delphi
Al DeWitt, Rapid Solutions
Mike Scanlon, Homes Group

Laser Sintering

Ken Davis, University of Louisville
Roger Speilman, Solid Concepts
Brent Stucker, Utah State
Martin Colombo, ATI
Rethia Williams, RMB Products

2004

Stereolithography

Bob Zubrickie, Tyco Electronics
Kevin Ayres, FBI
Bob Speer, ALCOA
Jeff Smith, Moeller Design
Scott Sutterer, DSM Somos

Laser Sintering

Derrick Spaven, RPM Solutions
Tim Gornet, University of Louisville
David Leigh, Harvest Technologies

2003

Stereolithography

Phill Dickens, Loughborough University
Judy Gill, Raytheon
Mark Horner, The Technology House

 

2001

Stereolithography

Tom Sorovetz, Daimler Chrysler
Beth Israelnaim, Becton-Dickenson
Steve Deak, Hasbro
Kevin Kennedy, Prototech Engineering

 

2000

Stereolithography

Elaine Hunt, Clemson University
Doug Van Putte, Eastman Kodak
Graham Tromans, Rover Group
Dave Flynn, Express Patter

 

1998

Stereolithography

Fred Steinbauer, Pratt & Whitney
Joe DeGuglielmo, Eastman Kodak
Guy Bourdeau, Beckman Coulter
Rob Connelly, Becton-Dickinson
John Mack, General Motors

 

What is a DINO?

The Distinguished INnovator Operator (DINO) Award recognizes individuals for both their contributions and years of experience with additive manufacturing technology.

Each year, board members review the list of conference registrants and select no more than five DINOs. This exhaustive review considers:

  • Contributions to AMUG (e.g., speaker, volunteer)
  • Contributions to the AM industry
  • Year of hands-on work with an AM technology
  • Willingness to share and assist
  • Skill level
  • And other subjective factors

This makes the DINO Award very prestigious.

New DINOs Coming

Who will it be?

Witness the birth of new DINOs. Attend the Award Ceremony at the annual gala held in conjunction with the conference. For details, visit conference info.

Chuck Brian Paul Todd Terry Dave Neil Graham Richard Harold Steve Paul Troy Mark Jan Ariel Chrisl Steinar Gideon Denny Carl Bruce Tom Lawrence Gary Gary Kent Rick Terry R.J. Soerren Georgia Renee Joe Jim Scott Richard Gregg Al Mike Ken Roger Brent Bob Kevin Bob Jeff Scott Derrick Tim David Phill Judy Mark Tom Beth Steve Kevin Elaine Doug Graham Dave Fred Joe Guy

Learn from a DINO

Attend the 2015 Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference and discover the tips, tricks and techniques that these experts have honed over the years.

Jacksonville, Florida
April 19 - 23, 2015