Dr. Salour is a Boeing Technical Fellow and the enterprise leader for the Network Enabled Manufacturing technologies.  He is responsible for systems approach to develop, integrate, and implement affordable sensor based manufacturing strategies and plans to provide real time data for factory systems and supplier networks.  He is building a model for the current and future Boeing factories by streamlining and automating data management to reduce factory direct labor and overhead support, and promote manufacturing as a competitive advantage.  Dr. Salour is the research investigator with national and international premiere universities and research labs.  His contributions are in aerospace assembly & fabrication technologies, machine monitoring, RFID and part marking, product definition, Composites & Metallic asset management, sensors network, and data integration.  He is the industrial advisory board member for the Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) consortium of Missouri University of S&T, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, and University of Texas – Austin. He is also the principal investigator for Boeing’s participation in Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).  Dr. Salour has 28 invention disclosures, 15 patents, and 1 trade secret in manufacturing technologies.