ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) announced today that their Board of Directors elected Mr. Christopher Rohe, SVP for Strategic Development at Stryke Industries ( Warsaw, IN), to serve as President of the Executive Committee; Mr. Michael Ladika, Senior Program Manager - R&D at Southwest Research Institute ( San Antonio, TX), as Vice President; and, Mr. Gerald Lane, President of Great Lakes Systems & Technology ( Chesterfield Twp, MI), as Treasurer, for the manned and unmanned ground vehicle-focused consortium. The NAMC Board of Directors consists of 18 individuals elected from nearly 300 members and appointed by supported organizations - the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Incorporated (AUVSI). The Board of Directors come from Industry and Academia including: Endeavor Robotics, QinetiQ North America, BAE Systems, University of Texas at Arlington, JHNA Consultants, the Nevada Automotive Test Center, Lockheed Martin, Polaris Industries, Inc., General Dynamics Land Systems and X (formerly Google [X]). "Personally and professionally I am very humbled and honored to step into this importantly critical national leadership role. I am extremely passionate about the charter of NAMC and its ability to rapidly transition new, novel and transformative solutions to those that defend our great nation. I look forward to leveraging the solid foundation built by the NAMC staff and leadership before me," said Rohe. "My goals as President will be to increase visibility for NAMC as well as its members, specifically with the traditional commercial defense contractors and small businesses that are not currently participating in the consortium in order to exhaustively provide disruptive solutions for vehicles and robotics."