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Chris Holshouser

Additive Workshop Speaker -Chris Holshouser


Chris Holshouser| Technical Director | Advanced Manufacturing Development 

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Chris Holshouser is a Technical Director of Advanced Manufacturing Development for the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University.  Mr. Holshouser has been supporting the Additive Industry for the last ten years by working with certification type holders and certifying bodies in order develop a methodology for qualifying additive parts.  The most recent conclusion of an America Makes/FAA program resulted in the first publically available B-Basis allowables dataset for an additive material and will be used to issue a new chapter in CMH-17 design guide book.  He also serves on several standards development organization committees to define current state of AM and help shape strategic roadmaps accelerate new products to market and adoption of additive into new industries.  He has extensive technical experience in the development of a wide array of AM applications, new product development and integration spanning multiple materials, processes, and technologies. Moreover, he has broad knowledge and experience pertinent to DoD and aerospace requirements for integration of new designs and manufacturing methods. Having worked as a New Business Capture Lead at Lockheed Martin Skunkworks he has substantial project management experience, leading both Internal and Collaborative research projects AFRL, NAVY, DARPA and DOE with respect to advanced manufacturing development and applications.


Georgia Institute of Technology – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


2018-Present Technical Director, Advanced Manufacturing Development, NIAR, Wichita, KS

2013-2018 Director of Solutions Development, Stratasys, Inc, Eden Prairie, MN

2009-2013 New Business Capture Lead, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marietta, GA

2006-2009 Process Engineer, Intel Corp, Hillsboro, OR

2003-2006 Research Engineer, MicroElectronics Research Center, Atlanta, GA


Relevant Publication:

Holshouser, C., Newell, C., Palas, S,; Out of Bounds Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials and Processes, March 2013, p 15-17


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