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Manufacturing Technologist | Leader | Mentor | Smart Manufacturing | Advanced Data Analysis

About Me

Dr. Andrew Henderson is the founder of Hendtech LLC. Hendtech is on a mission to improve efficiency and productivity of industrialized operations through innovative technology. Dr. Henderson has over 15 years of experience in advanced technology, data acquisition, data analysis, and process and system modeling. Prior to starting Hendtech, he led the technology team at Praemo, overseeing technology development from concept to product. He has held roles within Fortune 100 industrial companies that spanned from product testing and development to leading projects that transform manufacturing operations with new and advanced technology.

Andy is actively engaged in the research and academic communities. He is currently the Chair of the External Advisory Board for an NSF funded graduate traineeship program at Clemson University called THINKER, an advisor to SC Career Kids, a member of the Greenville Technical College BS in Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Board, a community representative for the Future Of Manufacturing Network: Cyberphysical Systems In Machining And Machine Tools at UNCC, and a member of ASME’s Intelligent Manufacturing Group. Additionally, he is an active member of SME’s Smart Manufacturing Experience Executive Committee.

Andy earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his PhD in Automotive Engineering from Clemson University.

Professional Web Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyhend/

Areas of Interest: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Manufacturing Process Development, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Technology, Machining, Machining Exotic Alloys

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My Writing Samples

Updated Force Model for Milling Nickel-based Superalloys

This dissertation describes the research and findings from my work as a PhD student in Automotive Engineering. My research contributed to the knowledge about machining nickel-based superalloys and using sensors on a machining center to improve estimates of cutting forces.


Cutting Force Modeling When Milling Nickel-Base Superalloys

A peer-reviewed conference paper that describes the implementation of a mechanistic model for the cutting forces when milling nickel-based superalloys.


A perspective of the manufacturing future: Production Scheduling

A thought leadership blog post on the future of production scheduling for discrete manufacturing.


Perspective of the manufacturing future: Cutting Tools

A thought leadership blog post on the future of cutting tools management in machining operations.


Manufacturing Future: Inventory Management

A thought leadership blog post on the future of inventory management in discrete manufacturing.


A perspective of the manufacturing future: Product Quality

A thought leadership blog post on the future of product quality in discrete manufacturing.


A Perspective of the Manufacturing Future: The Value

A thought leadership blog post on how new manufacturing technologies are going to drive value for the organizations that leverage them.


Moving Down the Path: Getting Started

A thought leadership blog post on ways to get started implementing manufacturing technology and improving operations.


A GE Digital Perspective: Manufacturing Industry in 2017

A thought leadership paper that describes major factors impacting manufacturing in 2016 and trends that would shape it in 2017.


Integration of On-Machine Measurements in the Force Modeling for Machining of Advanced Nickel-Based

A peer-reviewed academic research paper that describes utilizing a sensor on a milling machine to estimate tool wear improve cutting force modeling.



Chief Technology Officer

First employee/non-founder in the company. Oversaw all aspects of analysis engine development from concept to SaaS product with subscribing customers. Built a diverse and inclusive team of data scientists and software developers. Major contributor to investor, sales, and marketing pitches.

Company: Praemo

I worked there from 5/2017 until 10/2022

Industry Solutions Director

Produced content that related GE Digital products to the needs of manufacturing customers. The content was utilized in internal sales training, webinars, blogs, and marketing videos. Produced content that leveraged prior internal GE manufacturing experience to reinforce GE's thought leadership position with regard to leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and data analysis in manufacturing. This content was delivered via blog posts, white papers, and conference presentations.

Company: GE Digital

I worked there from 4/2016 until 4/2017

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Architected and built the prototype version of the shop floor data acquisition and analysis system for Greenville Gas Turbine Plant. Partnered with technologist across the GE Corporation to initiate a corporate wide standards group for shop floor data acquisition systems. Orchestrated multiple corporate groups to introduce new technology to the manufacturing floor and managed the process of change with operations personnel. Managed and advised multiple university research projects

Company: GE Power

I worked there from 10/2012 until 4/2016

Graduate Research Assistant

Developed milling research test procedures for investigating the machining characteristics of numerous Nickel-based superalloys. Developed procedures for analyzing force and tool wear data. Prepared results and presented them for use among manufacturing personnel. Interfaced directly with industry partners.

Company: Clemson University

I worked there from 8/2009 until 12/2012

Diesel Engine Test Engineer

Ensured that customers were receiving the highest quality diesel engine for the United States Tier IV on- and off-highway emissions regulations by: - Setting-up and performing in-chassis engine validation tests - Managing as many as four in-chassis and/or test-cell tests at a given time - Developing a new testing procedure for specialized in-chassis engine tests. - Compiling endurance data and working with analysts to ensure data quality

Company: Caterpillar Inc.

I worked there from 6/2006 until 1/2009

President/CEO - Founder

Hendtech is conducting research and development on advanced technology for the purposes of improving efficiency and productivity in industrial operations. Hendtech also advises manufacturers in identifying where technologies can improve operations, selecting technologies to solve specific problems, and assisting with the implementation process.

Company: Hendtech LLC

I worked there from 5/2022 until now

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