Travis Egan is the Vice President of Business Development at AMT - the Association For Manufacturing Technology.  In this role he is responsible for membership and product development at AMT and leads the Marketing and Member Services teams.  Travis is a member of AMT’s Strategic Alignment Team and Board of Directors.  Travis has served in a variety of different roles within the durable goods manufacturing markets for over the past two decades.  One of the aspects of this work that he enjoys the most is the opportunity to visit advanced manufacturing technology suppliers and their customers, the discrete parts manufacturers, to learn about the technologies and strategies they have adopted to gain a competitive edge. In his previous career at Gardner Business Media Travis served as Group Publisher for all metalworking/manufacturing brands and Publisher of Modern Machine Shop and Additive Manufacturing magazines.  Over his career, he founded/launched several successful new media brands including Production Machining in 2001 and Additive Manufacturing in 2012.  This experience has provided Travis with a unique perspective on global manufacturing and has taken him to numerous countries in Europe and Asia as well as across the United States many times over.  He is a graduate of Illinois State University and his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology provides a strong foundation for understanding advanced manufacturing technology.  He lives in the DC Metro Area with his wife and 12-year-old son, Finn.  Travis has two older children in college; Kily (17) at North Central College in Naperville, IL and Max (18) at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.