David W. Braun received his BS in Mathematics from Indiana University in 1995 and his MS in Computer Science in 1996 from Indiana University where he held an NSF fellowship for intelligent systems during his graduate work. Before joining Delphi Delco Electronics Systems in 1998, he worked for Argonne National Laboratories and Caterpillar. He is a team leader in the Manufacturing Information Systems group, and is a lead system architect for the design of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems. David programs in a multitude of languages, and is counting Java amongst one of his new favorites. He is the lead designer of an n-tiered EJB based Manufacturing CIM Framework for the IC Semiconductor Fab . David is the co-leader of Sun's new Java Technology in Manufacturing Community.