Dr. Michael Grieves

Director of Operations at Decisive Communications Inc

Dr. Michael Grieves is an internationally renowned expert in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and originated the concept of the Digital Twin. His focus is on virtual product development, engineering, systems engineering and complex systems, manufacturing, especially additive manufacturing, and operational sustainment.

Dr. Grieves wrote the seminal books on PLM, “Product Lifecycle Management” and “Virtually Perfect: Driving Innovative and Lean Products through PLM.” He has consulted and/or done research at some of the top global organizations, including NASA, Boeing, Newport News Shipbuilding, and General Motors. Dr. Grieves has presented at industry and academic conferences world-wide.

Dr. Michael Grieves is currently at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL where he helped form the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID). He is currently Chief Scientist of Advanced Manufacturing, Executive Vice President Operations and interim Chief Financial Officer at Florida Tech. Dr. Grieves has had appointments and affiliations with the University of Michigan, Purdue University, The University of Arizona, and the University of Iowa.

In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Grieves has over four decades of extensive executive and deep technical experience in both global and entrepreneurial technology and manufacturing companies. He has been a senior executive at both Fortune 1000 companies and entrepreneurial organizations during his career.

He founded and took public a $100 million systems integration company and subsequently served as its audit and compensation committee chair. Dr. Grieves has substantial board experience, including serving on the board of public companies in the United States, China and Japan.