Office of Transportation and Machinery

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The Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM) undertakes industry analysis, contributes to U.S. trade policy development, participates in trade negotiations, conducts in-depth supply chain analysis, organizes trade capacity-building programs, and evaluates the impact of domestic and international economic and regulatory policies on the aerospace, automotive and machinery industries.

Office of Transportation and Machinery Leadership Team

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Scott Kennedy
OTM Office Director
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Kim Wells
Aerospace Team Lead
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Elizabeth Clark
Automotive Team Lead
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Padraic Sweeney
Machinery Team Lead

Aerospace Team Members

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Kim Wells
Aerospace Team Lead    
Space Launch; Space Products; Remote Sensing; Aircraft Finance, Export Credits, and Cape Town Convention  
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Jonathan Alvear
Airport Infrastructure, Aviation Security, Avionics, Air Traffic Management Equipment, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Rick Cieri
Large Civil Aircraft; WTO Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft; Aerospace Issues in Europe; Aircraft Parts, Including Parts Manufacturer Approval Parts
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Patrik Kjos
Aircraft Engines; Aerospace Issues in the Western Hemisphere; Green Technology/Sustainable Aviation Fuels
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Stefanie Merchant
Aerospace Issues in China and Asia; Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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MaryLee Pollitt
Global Defense Exports; Competitiveness and Subsidies Issues; Offsets; AUKUS, MRO

Automotive Team

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Elizabeth Clark
Automotive Team Lead    
USMCA Implementation; Trade Classification Systems; Trade Policy Actions
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Elizabeth Couch
Automotive Issues in China, North Africa, and the Middle East; Counterfeiting Issues; SEMA MDCP Team Leader
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Andy Parris
Automotive Issues in Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Europe; Remanufacturing Issues; Advanced Automotive Power Trains; Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Economy Technologies; Regulatory Issues Affecting the U.S. Automotive Industry, Automotive Standards
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Todd Peterson
Automotive Issues in China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the ASEAN Region; Automotive Issues in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum; Automotive Trade Data; Free Trade Zone Concerns
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Julian Tuya
Medium-Heavy Duty Trucks, Emergency Vehicles, Ground Defense Vehicles, Buses, Automotive Issues in Central and South America, Caribbean, and Central Asia
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Jeffrey Williams
Automotive Issues in Mexico, Canada, Korea, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh; Automotive Issues in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement; Legislative Issues Concerning the Automotive Industry

Machinery Team

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Padraic Sweeney
Machinery Team Lead    
 Agricultural Equipment; Food Processing Equipment; Packaging Machinery; Packaging Materials; Material Handling Equipment; Hotel & Restaurant Equipment
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Jaron Bass
Advanced Manufacturing Lead; Robotics; Additive Manufacturing; Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; Advanced Materials
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Cornelius Gyamfi
Advanced Technology for Heavy Off-Road Equipment: Digital/IT, Propulsion Systems, Autonomy/Robotics; Intermodal & Port Equipment; Rare Earth Elements Mining & Processing Technology; Diesel Engines
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Forrest Nielsen
Railway Equipment; Metalworking Equipment/Machine Tools; Industrial Molds; Special Dies, Tools, Jigs, & Fixtures; Welding Apparatus; Soldering Equipment; Plastics Production Equipment; Printing, Publishing, & Converting Technologies and Equipment
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Matthew Orf
Industrial Automation; Process Controls and Sensors; Electric Motors; Industrial Valves; Industrial Power Transmissions; AI and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment
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Kit Rudd
Construction Equipment; Mining Machinery; Re-Manufacturing; Fluid Power Technology; Pumps