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Caterpillar VP Joins SME Education Foundation Board

January 4, 2011
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DEARBORN, MI - David P. Bozeman, vice president, Caterpillar Inc., Integrated Manufacturing Division, Peoria, IL, has been named to the 2011 SME Education Foundation Board of Directors. Bozeman joins four directors named last fall serving a two-year term that began January 1, 2011.

David P. Bozeman, vice president of Caterpillar’s newly-created, Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division, has responsibility for Caterpillar’s core North American manufacturing operations located in East Peoria, Decatur and Aurora, IL,; Monterrey and Torreon, Mexico; Peterlee, UK and Thiruvallur, India. He was named to lead this new division on June 1, 2010. Prior, he was vice president of Caterpillar’s Core Components Division. Bozeman is a member of the board of directors for Caterpillar’s China Machinery Components Co. and Advanced Filtration Systems, Inc. He also serves on Bradley University’s Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Advisory Board. A native of Chicago, IL, Bozeman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Mechanical Design from Bradley University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Newly-named directors include:

  • Ashok Agrawal, M.S., P.E., dean, Math, Science, Engineering and Technology Division (MSET), St. Louis Community College (STLCC), Florissant Valley, Mo. and director of the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing.

  • Kathy Burnham, APR, senior vice president, Padilla Speer Beardsley, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., directs strategic planning, conducts research and manages integrated marketing communications programs.

  • Mike Schmidt, director, Education and Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, Dearborn, Mich., oversees Ford’s major national partnerships with public K-12 education which includes the Henry Ford Academy and the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS), as well as the company’s relationships with colleges and universities.

  • Susan E. Shimoyama, vice president, Global Sales Operations, Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Wis., directs its sales force; and a new organization within Rockwell which she created, developed and implemented resulting in a transformed global market-to-quote processes.

    The Foundation’s board members, representing business, industry and academia, were selected based on their involvement and commitment to issues critical to preparing the next generation for tech-based careers in a global economy.

    Officers include: President: Khalil S. Taraman, PhD, FSME, PE and D.I.T. Chair of Manufacturing Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI.; Vice President/Secretary: Brian A. Ruestow, operations manager, F. W. Roberts Manufacturing Co. Inc., Lockport, NY; Treasurer/Chair of Finance: Peter F. Mackie, senior vice president – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, St. Louis, MO, and Assistant Treasurer/Vice Chair of Finance: Edward Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Civil Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, McLean, VA.

    Directors include: F. Brian Holmes, CMfgE, vice president operations, Columbia Plastics Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Barbara W. Kaufmann, director, 3M Foundation, manager, Education Giving/3M, St. Paul, Minn.; Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, EdD., president and CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), White Plains, N.Y.; Glen H. Pearson, director, Manufacturing Research & Engineering, Eastman Kodak Company (ret.), Rochester, N.Y.; Pamela J. Ruschau, Esq., attorney, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., Chicago, IL; Mike Sayen, vice president of Strategy, Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, Plano, TX.; Bill Tacon, PhD, senior director, Workforce and Education, BioOhio, Columbus, OH, and William Taylor, associate vice president, Network Development & Expansion – Programs, National Academy Foundation (NAF), New York, NY.

    About the SME Education Foundation:

    The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $31 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. For more information, visit the SME Education Foundation at www.smeef.org. Also visit www.CareerMe.org for information on advanced manufacturing careers and, our award-winning website for young people, www.ManufacturingisCool.com.

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