dFab Net Directors and Officers

The Board of the Digital Fabrication Network is structured to equally represent the following three groups:
fabricators and manufacturers, hardware/software suppliers, and academics/designers/researchers.

representing Fabricators, Chairman dFab Net

Greg Howes, Partner at CutMyTimber and CEO of IDEAbuilder

Greg is a builder, maker, fabricator, innovator, gamer, and entrepreneur with expertise in construction, timber fabrication, and as a technology entrepreneur. Greg co-founded the AEC Hackathon.


representing Designers

Andrew Kudless, Associate Professor at the CCA and Director of Matsys

Andrew is an architect based in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is an associate professor at the California College of the Arts. Andrew is founder of Matsys.

California College of the Arts (CCA)

representing Designers

Achim Menges, Professor/ Founding Director ICD University of Stuttgart

Achim founded the Institute for Computational Design at U. of Stuttgart and is a Visiting Professor at Harvard and the AA. His work is published in several books, received international awards, and exhibited worldwide.

Universität Stuttgart

representing Artists

Bruce Beasley, Sculptor/Bruce Beasley Studios

Beasley is recognized as a pioneer in the use of technology in sculpture, starting in 1960 when he helped build the first university art foundry at UC Berkeley. His work is included in numerous permanent collections around the world.

Bruce Beasley Studios

representing Fabricators, President dFab Net

William Kreysler, President, Kreysler & Associates

Kreysler & Associates is a leader in digital fabrication of composites for architectural applications. Prior to K&A Bill was Executive VP of Performance Sailcraft, makers of Laser, Star and J-24 class sailboats.

Kreysler & Associates
Composites and Architecture

representing Hardware and Software Developers

Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk

Autodesk is a leader in design, engineering and entertainment software and recently acquired Delcam, a leader in CAD/CAM software. Previously Carl held several executive positions at Autodesk, including CTO/COO.


representing Hardware and Software Developers

Bob McNeel, CEO of Robert McNeel & Associates

Bob founded McNeel & Associates, the developer of Rhinoceros and related software used worldwide. Rhino is a leader in modeling for industrial design, architectural design and many other industries.

Robert McNeel & Associates

representing Design Engineers

Chris Luebkeman, Director, Global Foresight + Research Innovation of Arup

Chris has been described by the Guardian as the “Willy Wonka of the built environment, conjuring up dreams of a future where we can cure our ills through faith, physics and forethought”, and was listed as one of the ten future speculators and shapers “Who will change the Way we live”, in Wallpaper Magazine.