Additive Manufacturing Product Manager
Abstract: "Smart Additive Manufacturing"
Stacey DelVecchio will present how Caterpillar uses 3D printing to accelerate manufacturing.
As a manager for Caterpillar Inc., Stacey DelVecchio leads an engineering pipeline transformation project to ensure the best engineering talent is available to meet enterprise needs. She is also responsible for the engagement strategy with professional external organizations, as well as the science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM) strategy.
In her more than 23 years with Caterpillar, DelVecchio has worked in process and product development for nonmetallic components, production support for paint and process fluids, and the build and start-up for a green-field facility in China. A certified Six Sigma Black Belt, she earned that classification by working on projects that included lean manufacturing, failure analysis, and employee engagement. Previously, DelVecchio was the hose and coupling engineering manager, as well as the new product introduction manager for Cat Fuel Systems. Most recently, she managed the project management office for Caterpillar engines with responsibility for the project management of all new product introduction programs, continuous improvement projects, and cost reduction project in the division.
A SWE life member of the Central Illinois Section, DelVecchio holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Her previous SWE experience includes the Corporate Partnership Council, strategic planning committee, conference programming board, awards committee, and Society treasurer. She served as the SWE president from July 2012 to June 2013. DelVecchio's volunteer efforts have earned her many local community and SWE awards. In her leisure time, she enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and visiting national parks. She lives in Peoria, Ill., with her husband, Kerry, and their cats, Abe and George.