• The Association for Operations Management (APICS, Alexandria, VA) announces the 2006 board of directors. The board took office January 1.

    2006 APICS Board of Directors
    Nicholas M. Testa

    Joseph F. Shedlawski

    Robert J. Vokurka

    Vice President Customers,
    Janet Steiner Soukup

    Vice President Chapter Development,
    Ronald K. Althaus

    Vice President Education,
    Mary Moravec

    Past President,
    Thomas J. Krupka
  • The SME Education Foundation (SME-EF, Dearborn, MI), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing manufacturing education, and Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework for the development of a relevant, hands-on, summer educational program manufacturing, engineering, science and technology in three markets-each located in the greater areas of Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles and San Diego. Specific locations for the 2006 summer programs will be announced at a later date.