DENNIS S. BRAY, PHD, FSME
Dennis S. Bray, PhD, FSME, is president and chief executive officer of Contour Precision Group LLC. Prior to joining Contour Precision in 2010, Bray was the managing member of Bray Innovation Group LLC. Previously, he was president and CEO of Cincinnati Inc. and at one time served as its executive vice president. Bray was executive vice president and chief technology officer for Ingersoll International and served in various management positions with its subsidiary Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. He was elected to the SME College of Fellows in 2003 and currently serves on the executive, budget, finance and strategic planning committees. Bray previously chaired SME's former Manufacturing Enterprise Council (MEC) and provided leadership to the development of the Technical Community Network (TCN). Throughout his career, he has participated in numerous conferences and events for different organizations, serving in many capacities, including session chair, panelist, technical paper presenter and speaker. Bray’s honors include the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Ford Foundation Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Member Since 1985
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MARK C. TOMLINSON, CMfgE, EMCP
SME Executive Director/CEO
Mark C. Tomlinson is executive director/CEO of SME, Dearborn, Mich. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Society with business responsibilities for events, professional development, membership and publications, the SME Education Foundation (SME-EF) and all additional business-support operations. Tomlinson joined SME in 2004 as director of membership with responsibility for chapter and Technical Community activities. In 2005, he was named managing director of membership, expanding his role to include responsibility for SME membership activities worldwide. Tomlinson has held a variety of positions in the global manufacturing community. He previously served as director of proposal and estimating at Cincinnati/Lamb where he was responsible for global proposal and estimating for all Cincinnati and Lamb product lines. Prior to this, Tomlinson served as vice president of Lamb Technicon Machining, where he was responsible for the company's machining systems engineering U.S. operations, including product engineering, new product development, controls, CAD, proposal and related engineering support functions. Tomlinson also directed market planning and manufacturing engineering activities for the body and assembly and machine tool divisions of the company. He began his career in the machine tool industry at Buhr Industries, where he worked for three years. Tomlinson currently holds one patent (U.S. 4,629,384) titled "Transfer and Locator of Workpieces for a Gang Machine." He is the past chair of SME's former Manufacturing Enterprise Council (MEC), a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Science and a trustee of Lighthouse Community Development, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to those in need. Tomlinson holds a degree from Ferris State University and received his master's in engineering business management from Warwick University, England, in July 1998. Member Since 1996
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