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Some of the many notable SME Fellows include Masahiko Mori, president of Mori Seiki Co. Ltd.; John W. Sutherland, Ph.D., Richard and Elizabeth Henes chair professor of mechanical engineering and director of Sustainable Futures Institute at Michigan Tech; and Richard E. Morley, the father of the programmable controller and a leader in the field of advanced technological development.
Candidates must be SME members in good standing, have a minimum of a BS degree or its equivalent in terms of experience, have 20 years of professional (manufacturing-related) experience and must have made outstanding contributions in manufacturing, industrial or educational leadership. Election to the SME College of Fellows carries a lifetime membership in the Society.
Nomination forms and additional information on these and other SME awards may be found at www.sme.org/awards.
The deadline date to submit nominations and the required letters of recommendation is December 1, 2009. Submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (313) 425-3406 or mail to Fellows Selection Committee, c/o Executive Offices, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME Drive, P.O. Box 930, Dearborn, MI, 48121.