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SME Announces 2011 Election Results For International Directors And Member Council

DEARBORN, Mich.-The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the election of six new members to its Board of Directors and four new members to its Member Council for the 2011-12 term; one individual was also elected to serve a one-year term as an International Director from January 2011 through December 2011. All will be installed on November 13, 2010, at the SME Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Dearborn, Mich. Their terms officially begin on January 1, 2011.

The directors include:

  • Warren R. DeVries, PhD, dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County;

  • Wayne F. Frost, a retired production system project manager and product quality systems auditor of John Deere Waterloo Works of 37 years;

  • LaRoux K. Gillespie, PE, a retired quality assurance manager of Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing and Technologies Division;

  • Thomas R. Kurfess, PhD, PE, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of microscale manufacturing metrology;

  • Mark L. Michalski, director of operations for MKS Instruments;

  • George E. West Jr., vice president of manufacturing at PACCAR Inc.; and

  • James W. Schlusemann, director of global business integration for Navistar Inc.’s Engine Group.

    The Member Council members include:

  • Timothy D. Bond, manufacturing engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes on the 787 program;
  • Helen Greathouse, founder of consulting company, Greenville Design;

  • Brock T. Strunk, senior structures engineer at Erickson Air-Crane Helicopter’s Inc.; and

  • Robert L. Wolff, professor and coordinator of the Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology BSET program at the University of Dayton.
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