Get to Know our Industry Advisory Board (IAB) President Dr. Dale Ashby

Dale M. Ashby, D. Eng. | Group Vice President | Technology & Innovation Engineered Materials Group

Dale M. Ashby is Group Vice President, Technology & Innovation for the Engineered Materials Group of Parker Hannifin Corporation headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  His responsibilities include directing technology transfer across the global footprint of the Engineered Materials Group locations as well as serving as the key technology representative for advanced technology research.

Dr. Ashby joined Parker in 1986, as an Applications Engineer with the O-Ring Division.  Over the next 18 years, he held various positions of increasing responsibility with the Division as Manager of Applications Engineering, Product Sales Engineer, Division R&D Manager, Business Unit Manager and Division Engineering Manager & Technical Director.  In 2004, he was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Technology & Innovation. 

Dale received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Sullivan University and his Doctorate in Systems Engineering Management from The George Washington University.  His research interests have been in the areas of virtual product development, practical application of seal life prediction models and fluorinated elastomer material developments.  Currently, Dr. Ashby is focused on leading technology & product developments in electrification, clean tech, advanced automation and robotics as well as materials data science leveraging model based systems engineering principles.

Dale is active in numerous technical committees and industry organizations including INCOSE, IEEE, SAE, AIChE, ACS, SPE, EPG, ISO and ASTM.  Dale is also a member of PDMA and AAAS. He has been an invited speaker at numerous industry conferences including the American Chemical Society, Energy Rubber Technology Symposium and the SAE World Congress.  Over the years, Dr. Ashby has also contributed numerous technical articles to a variety of research publications, trade journals and industry periodicals.

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