The Lanterman Group


Meet the Team

We are an experienced team with a collaborative and creative attitude that excels in relationship building and communication. The Lanterman Group is a unique combination of big, strategic thinkers with a relentless drive for action. Our team has a collective 50+ years of experience in high-technology industries with innovative product startups, like Everykey, and tech giants, like Oracle to create winning business development strategies.

Anthony Hughes | Founder and President of The Lanterman Group

Anthony is the Founder and President of The Lanterman Group (“TLG”), an “exponential strategy, design and enablement firm” that specializes in helping companies exploit advanced technologies – additive manufacturing, internet of things, robotics, machine learning, etc., into products and services that drive next levels of competitiveness. TLG works with both startup companies in exciting industries and established firms looking to try something new. Their work results in products and/or services that are grounded in business viability, market desirability and technical feasibility.

Anthony founded TLG in 2015 after years of working with clients who were slow to respond to technology change and lost their competitive advantage. TLG was thus created to help companies apply these emerging advanced technologies to achieve profound change for their organizations. The firm offers a unique combination of big, strategic thinkers who have a relentless drive for action, a dedicated and experienced enablement team capable of collaborative and creative problem solving, coupled with the customer intimacy and dedication of a mom and pop. TLG has a collective 50+ years of experience in high-technology industries with innovative product startups, like Everykey, and tech giants, like Oracle, Autodesk and PTC.

Prior to establishing The Lanterman Group, Anthony was the President and CTO of an Ohio-based additive manufacturing company. While there, he led the company’s triple-digit growth, gained entry into the America Makes consortium (while also serving as secretary of the America Makes IP sub-committee), and helped the company receive four program awards. In addition to his work as an additive manufacturing executive, Anthony spent 15 years in the software industry, where he held key management positions at Oracle and PTC.

Anthony is also on the Board of Directors for the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), where he is responsible for the creation of programs centered on additive manufacturing technologies expected to fuel economic growth strategies for Ohio’s incubation efforts. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Tom Santelle | Vice President of The Lanterman Group

After more than 30 years in the engineering industry as a business management leader, Tom joined the team as Vice President in 2016 to share his passion for manufacturing, science and technology and collaborate with imaginative professionals who are inspired to think differently and attain the unattainable. He thrives while working with innovative organizations, enjoys making ideas tangible, and excels at organizing complex project details.

Prior to joining The Lanterman Group, Tom worked as the President and CEO of Real Time Consulting, Inc., a successful software engineering company specializing in the development of mission critical data collection and visualization solutions for DoJ and DoD special forces. Tom has also worked in the engineering and technical field for more than 25 years, as a design engineer, an application engineer, and R&D program director for an additive manufacturing company. As Director of Strategic Programs, he facilitated the technical execution and process engineering of state, federal, and privately funded development activities. Tom also has a 14 year work history with Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design software, where he was an application engineer and senior instructor and led the company’s efforts to expand its Authorized Training Center network. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Akron.

Strategic Partners

Our team works closely with industry experts to help our clients reach their greatest potential. Our strategic partners have years of experience in launching new initiatives that lead to high-impact and high-profitability for both startups and corporations.

Nick Bush | Principal of Bush Consulting Group | Business Strategy

Nick is the founder and Principal of Bush Consulting Group and partners with The Lanterman Group on various projects to provide business strategy including the National Institute economic sustainability project. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm in conducting and leading growth strategy assignments in diverse fields ranging from specialty chemicals and medical devices to software. Prior to working as a consultant, Nick served in top leadership roles at a Cleveland-based product technology consulting firm and for a leading strategy firm spinout in Providence, Rhode Island, and Chicago. He holds degrees in business and political science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Timothy W. Simpson, Ph.D. | Professor at Penn State University | Metal Additive Manufacturing

Timothy serves as a Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing at Pennsylvania State University. He has strong relationships with commercialization partners and is actively involved in creating a stronger community between universities and industry. His areas of expertise include 3D printing, additive manufacturing, engineering design, design optimization, and launching innovative products. Timothy serves as Director of Additive Manufacturing and Design Graduate Program at Pennsylvania State University, where coordinates and oversees all aspects of the first-of-its-kind online and in resident graduate program. He is also Co-Director of Penn State CIMP-3D, a world-class resource for advancing and deploying additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Timothy works with The Lanterman Group on projects focused on additive manufacturing and design. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Brett P. Conner, Ph.D. | Professor at Youngstown State University | Metal Additive Manufacturing

Brett serves as Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as well as Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at Youngstown State University. He has 15 years of experience managing teams to transition technology from the earliest stages of development through to commercialization. Brett has led innovation and research & development activities within large and small organizations in government, industry, and academia. He is an Air Force veteran with research, development, acquisition and policy experience. Post-Air Force career includes leading a contractor team providing technology development expertise in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP) Joint Program Office. Brett collaborates with The Lanterman Group on various projects. He currently leads cutting-edge research in the field of additive manufacturing. Brett received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Aaron Magnin | Technical Product Manager at Autodesk | Additive Manufacturing Simulation

Aaron serves as a Technical Marketing Manager at Fusion 360 at Autodesk. He has over 10 years of experience in manufacturing including work with sheet metal, a plumbing manufacturer, and some work with recreational sports products. His current focus is in application engineering and focused on simulation products & technical presentations. His expertise is in FEA, CFD, plastic injection simulation, and technical instruction. Aaron attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering.