Achievement, service attributes of new leaders; will take office in January
(DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 9, 2017) — SME has elected and installed six international directors to serve as the governing body of the organization. The directors will begin their terms in January 2018.
“Our international directors are accomplished professionals who are committed to SME. I’ll value their counsel and leadership,” said Tom Kurfess, PhD, FSME, PE, 2018 SME president. “And I look forward to working with them to advocate for our industry, its workforce and our members.”
2018 SME international directors:
- Winston Erevelles, PhD, St. Mary’s University
- Mark Michalski, MKS Instruments
- Dean Phillips, LINK Systems
- Ralph Resnick, FSME, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and America Makes
- Jim Schlusemann, Prosperia International
- Susan Smyth, PhD, FSME, General Motors
Pictured left to right: 2018 SME International Directors Ralph Resnick, Mark Michalski, Winston Erevelles, Dean Phillips
and Jim Schlusemann are sworn in by 2017 SME President Sandra Bouckley. Not pictured: Susan Smyth.
SME members have also elected four new Member Council representatives. The council works to recognize and meet the needs of members and counsel SME leadership on effective membership recruitment, retention and engagement.
2018 SME Member Council representatives:
Pictured left to right: 2018 SME Member Council representatives Kyle Riegel, Brock Strunk, Vesna Cota,
Jason Jones, Karl Haapala and Lonnie Love are sworn in by 2017 SME President Sandra Bouckley.
Applications from SME members interested in consideration for Board or Member Council seats must submit applications before Feb. 15, 2018.
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