Chandra Brown is passionate about U.S. manufacturing. As CEO of MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing and cybersecurity institute, Chandra uses that passion and her more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing to help American manufacturers seize the potential offered by new and emerging digital technologies.
In her role at MxD, Chandra oversaw all technology investment, partner relationships and project execution for the more than $120 million dollar portfolio of advanced manufacturing technology, cybersecurity and workforce development research, development, and demonstration.
Her journey to MxD started in Portland in the private sector at a small to medium size metal manufacturing company called Oregon Iron Work, where she worked for over 19 years, also becoming the CEO of United Streetcar where the 1st modern streetcar in the United States in over 60 years was built.
While at Oregon Iron Works, Chandra was presented with the opportunity to work for the Obama administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, a role that entailed traveling the world promoting U.S.-made products and working on trade barriers.
MxD is an opportunity that brings her experience in both the public and private sector together.
February 16th, 2022 | Season 2 | 45 mins 54 secs
digital factory, industry 4.0, women in manufacturing