Tom Mahoney is Associate Director of MForesight where he researches and writes about critical policy and technology issues affecting long-term U.S. manufacturing competitiveness drawing on extensive experience in manufacturing management, policy, and entrepreneurship. At MForesight, Tom has written major reports on strengthening manufacturing supply chains, cybersecurity, Industry 4.0, and national policy initiatives to restore U.S. leadership in innovation. Prior to joining MForesight, Tom was CEO and co-founder of a technology startup perfecting a microwave plasma ignition and sensor system for internal combustion engines. Tom spent nearly 15 years as President of WVMEP, Inc. providing business and technical consulting services to manufacturers. He also was the Senior Economist at the New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, where he developed a national technology commercialization strategy. Tom began his work in manufacturing and innovation at the National Academy of Sciences, where he was Executive Director of the Manufacturing Studies Board addressing multiple research and policy issues regarding U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. Tom received his MA in International Economics and European Affairs at The Johns Hopkins University and his BA in economics from Davidson College.