Show Contributors: Christopher Gromek, Kelly Bryant, Paul Thies
For this episode of If/When the topic of discussion is generative design. Joining us to share their insights and expertise are Christopher Gromek, Senior Product Manager - Advanced Development in the Office of the CTO at PTC; and Kelly Bryant, Deputy Section Manager, Mechanical Design/Drafting & Manufacturing with Jacobs on the JETS contract at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
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Christopher Gromek is a Senior Product Manager - Advanced Development in PTC’s Office of the CTO. After completing a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, he joined The Boeing Company’s Product Development Group, where his work on the 737MAX, 777-X, and (unreleased) 797 Programs advanced the state of the art in simulation and optimization. He later joined Frustum, Inc. as a generative design subject matter expert, working to realize the vision of an AI-driven mechanical design software. Following Frustum, Inc.’s acquisition by PTC, he now manages the development and implementation of its Generative Design SaaS solutions.
Kelly Bryant is the Deputy Section Manager, Mechanical Design/Drafting & Manufacturing with Jacobs on the JETS contract at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He has over 30 years of industry experience in engineering design, management and support services in the aerospace, consumer products and defense systems sectors. Kelly is passionate about learning new tools and advocates using technology to solve engineering issues as he coaches other team members to improve their skill sets. That focus on mentoring helps teams achieve innovative product design while increasing productivity and profitability for customers.