Last Call for DMSC Board of Director Elections

21 November 23

DMSC BoD members are elected by the DMSC membership. Only one vote is allowed per member company for each opening in the DMSC BoD, meaning each DMSC member company has two votes.

The six candidates for the two BoD openings:

2024 – 2026 DMSC Board of Director Candidates

Ray Admire – Ray has worked for Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies since 1985.

Ray is a QIF Advocate and a Quality practitioner serving program quality and supplier quality technical lead in various capacities. Ray is a Coordinate Measurement Specialist with over thirty-seven years of combined experience in the quality organization.


Ray has GD&T Level-4 and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications. Ray served as the Treasurer of the DMSC (Digital Metrology Standards Consortium), has served as representative for Lockheed Martin on several standardization activities since 2000 (I++, DMIS, QIF & MBC) and is the Chairman of the Standards Committee which oversees progression to ANSI and ISO for all DMSC standards. Ray has also led two global collaborative groups for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, CAV/DISCUS-FAI and the CMM Programming teams.

He served on the board for the Lockheed Martin Management Association and chaired the Quality Mission Success Golf Tournament for 8 years brought in over $40,000 for local charities.

Ray enjoys golfing, traveling, drinking wine, fine cigars, and spending time with his family.


 Tom Groff – Tom began his career at OGP as an Application Engineer and has held the positions of Corporate Accounts Manager, Corporate Product Manager, Director of Quality, and North American Sales Manager.

Tom GroffIn 2019, Tom began to focus on Product Development as CTO and Senior VP of Product development for QVI, the parent company of OGP. In this role Tom defined and maintained the corporation’s product portfolio for multiple divisions, product families, and sensor technologies. He was responsible for Product Development and Engineering Management for mechanical, electrical, optical and software systems as well as custom engineered solutions.

Most recently Tom’s role as Senior VP, Enterprise Solutions, is focused on the connectivity of QVI hardware and software products to other machines and software in support of Industry 4.0 and Model-Based Enterprise initiatives.

Mr. Groff’s education includes a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in technology management.


Jennifer Herron – CEO of Action Engineering, spearheads a Women-Owned Small Business empowering 3D Data adoption and cultivating a future-focused workforce. With her adept team, she’s counseled 180+ organizations since 2008, offering holistic coaching and training. A driving force behind Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) transitions through Model-Based Definition (MBD), Ms. Herron actively shapes industry evolution by engaging in leading standards bodies.

Notably, she contributes to the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board, shaping QIF and ISO 10303 for digital twins. Possessing extensive expertise in hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, she’s also the holder of a snake propulsion mechanism patent. Leveraging her diverse career, she’s developed CAD modeling best practices, having worked across platforms like Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, and Inventor.

Her pragmatic insights culminated in “Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook,” the singular guide of its kind.


Larry Maggiano – With over 30 years’ experience in quality assurance and dimensional metrology, Larry brings considerable technological experience and expertise to the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium. Notable is his involvement in standards development as Senior Systems Analyst for Mitutoyo American Corporation. He previously held positions at Mitutoyo in Service, Applications, and Software Development.

Prior to Mitutoyo, Larry worked in product assurance in both the energy and medical device sectors. His early academic focus was Manufacturing Technology at College of DuPage.

Larry is a member of ASME Y14.41, 14.46, 14.47, and the MBE SC Support Group. In addition, he represents Mitutoyo at PDES, Inc., and is on the PDES Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee.

Larry is providing support for the NIST/CCAM Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Testbed project. He actively uses major CAD systems (e.g. NX, CATIA, SolidWorks, Inventor) as well as utilities like the NIST STEP File Analyzer and the NIST QIF PMI Report Software.


Hermitt Vega – Hermitt is a Pratt and Whitney Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Hartford, Master’s in Industrial Engineering, Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) from University of New Haven, Master of Science in Engineering, Quality Strategies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Purdue University Certified Model-Based Definition, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico.

Hermitt has been with Pratt & Whitney for 18 years. Currently, Hermitt is a Model-Based Quality Discipline Chief for Pratt and Whitney, and he has spent the past four years working on developing strategic MBD and MBE Implementation, MBD and MBE Solution Architecture, MBD Pilot Planning and execution, MBD Modeling Standards and Best Practices, GD&T Authoring and Publishing, MBD Supply Chain Readiness and MBD-related software tool testing.


Jesse Zahner – Currently a Technical Writer at Sigmetrix, Jesse has a primary role in maintaining and supporting the digital training of customers and resellers. Part of multiple teams, his work includes developing technical material for marketing, sales, and operations.

With a Master’s degree in Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from Purdue, he has a passion for not only helping others learn, but continuing to learn himself. He has experience in Software Development from his time at Boeing, as well as Data Maintenance and Translation from his time at Elysium.

Outside of work, he studies the piano and spends time building and modifying electronics for himself and friends.


Voting for these two 2024 BoD openings must be submitted to Mark Thomas, DMSC Executive Director, by close of business (CoB) November 30, 2023.

The successful candidates will be announced on or about December 4, 2023.