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2018 SME Board of Directors

The SME Board of Directors is elected by the entire voting membership of SME. It is made up of industry and academic leaders whose diverse backgrounds represent years of experience from a wide array of manufacturing disciplines. Acting as the governing body of SME, it has the power to establish business policy for SME, order and conduct professional meetings, and guide its member units. The Board has absolute budget authority and complete responsibility for SME's property.

SME members interested in being considered for a seat on the Board may apply by submitting an International Director/Member Council Candidate Application .

Officers

PRESIDENT


Thomas KurfessThomas R. Kurfess, PhD, FSME, PE
Georgia Institute of Technology
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PRESIDENT-ELECT


Mark MichalskiMark L. Michalski
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VICE PRESIDENT


Susan SmythSusan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME
General Motors (retired)
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TREASURER


Michael PackerMichael D. Packer, FSME
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
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SECRETARY


Dianne ChongDianne Chong, PhD, FSME
The Boeing Co. (retired)
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INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS

 
Edye BuchananEdye S. Buchanan, CMfgT
BriskHeat
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    Winston ErevellesWinston F. Erevelles, PhD
St. Mary’s University
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Matthew HilgendorfMatthew L. Hilgendorf, CMfgT, EIT
Atkore International
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    Vincent HowellVincent W. Howell Sr., FSME, CMfgE
Corning Inc. (retired)
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Dean PhillipsDean S. Phillips
Link Systems
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    Ralph ResnickRalph L. Resnick, FSME 
National Center for Defense
Manufacturing & Machining
and America Makes
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James Schlusemann ReducedJames W. Schlusemann
Prosperia International
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    Rebecca TaylorRebecca R. Taylor
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
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