Dr. Dean Bartles – SETIAB Chair

President & CEO, Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. | Affiliated College – St. Petersburg College (SPC)


Dr. Bartles recently served as the 2016-2017 President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute, the 2016 President of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the founding Chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, and the Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining. Dr. Bartles graduated from Indiana State University earning a Ph. D. in Technology Management with a concentration in Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Bartles currently serves on the Boards of the National Small Business Association, the National Institute of Metalworking Skills, the MT Connect Institute, the Industry and Professional Advisory Committee of Penn State’s College of Engineering, as well as the Engineering Technology Advisory Committee of St. Petersburg College where he serves as the 2023 Chair.

Advanced Manufacturing technology areas including Digital Manufacturing, Model Based Enterprise, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, and Brilliant Factory Concepts.

St. Petersburg College


Phone: (727) 251-7671

Email: dean.bartles@mtdg.org

Website: https://deanbartles.com/