Tauber Industry Advisory Board Representative
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
President and CEO
NCMS is the largest cross-industry collaborative manufacturing research consortium in the United States devoted exclusively to manufacturing technologies, process and practices.
Lisa Strama is President and CEO of NCMS. She brings extensive and diverse leadership experience spanning functional roles responsible for product delivery, sales, systems design and infrastructure improvements.
Prior to joining NCMS, Lisa was a senior director of Aerospace and Defense business development for digital enterprise software at a Fortune Global 100 ranked company. In this role, she represented the global Aerospace and Defense industry and was responsible for providing integrated product and application lifecycle management solutions, strategy and execution leadership. Prior to this, Lisa was a senior director for a Fortune 500 global security company where she provided leadership and strategic direction and execution for an affordable, enterprise-wide, integrated and common engineering environment. She also served as a senior director for manufacturing operations, where she grew and led a portfolio worth more than $1 billion in manufacturing sales for highly technical and complex products.
Throughout her career, she has supported and been an advocate for numerous employee resource groups and women in STEM careers. Lisa is also actively involved with numerous charities and organizations as she is a mentor for employees and students.
Lisa’s academic credentials include a Master’s of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Western Illinois University. Additionally, she has been published and has held certifications from the University of Virginia Darden graduate school and American Production and Inventory Control Society.