Mr. Wetzel brings knowledge of defense manufacturing technology and industrial base issues to SMI. Prior to joining SMI, Mr. Wetzel was responsible for identifying technology investment targets and creating partnerships with government and industry for the Department of Defense Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy office's Defense Production Act Title III program. Mr. Wetzel also advised the Department of Defense's Director of Manufacturing on supply chain issues and was a member of the team that established the pilot Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Mr. Wetzel began his career as an Army civilian project engineer at Picatinny Arsenal. Mr. Wetzel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and an MEng. in Chemical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.