Australian elected as SME's 2011 president.
Press Release Summary:
January 21, 2011 - Reaching beyond North American borders, SME elected Paul D. Bradley, PE, managing director, Peterson Industries of Adelaide, South Australia. Bradley's career path gives him broad view of manufacturing, from apprenticing with Peterson's in 1980 to his current role of professional engineer/managing director. As president, Bradley will lead board in developing SME Strategic Plan 2015 and help strengthen Society's brand as "the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education, and networking."
Original Press Release
Australian Elected as Society of Manufacturing Engineers 2011 President
Press release date: January 18, 2011
Gillespie retired as quality assurance manager of Honeywell's Federal Manufacturing & Technologies division where he led a 200-employee group responsible for product and operating quality for the 2,800-employee plant. He has been extremely active in SME since becoming a student member in 1962. An SME Fellow, Gillespie has served on numerous SME committees over the years and led numerous SME technical conferences. He has degrees in both manufacturing engineering and mechanical engineering. Vice-President: Dennis S. Bray, PhD, FSME
Bray is the owner of Bray Innovation Group LLC. Previously, he was president and CEO of Cincinnati Inc. His entire career has been devoted to broadening the knowledge base of manufacturing. A member of the Society since 2002, Bray was elected to the SME College of Fellows in 2003. Additional honors include the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Ford Foundation Fellowship-University of Wisconsin. He holds a bachelors degree in engineering and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Secretary/Treasurer: Michael F. Molnar, FSME, CMfgE, PE
Molnar is the director of environmental policy and sustainable development for Cummins Inc. and is responsible for corporate initiatives such as energy efficiency, sustainability of operations and compliance affairs. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience in leadership roles across functions. He has held many leadership positions with SME since joining in 1982, including chair of the SME Member Council. Molnar was elected an SME Fellow in 2008 and holds BSME and MSMSE degrees from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. At-Large Executive Committee Member: Wayne Frost, CMfgE
Frost recently retired from John Deere Waterloo Works where he managed the lean manufacturing program. With John Deere for 37 years, he accepted increasingly responsible positions in manufacturing management, quality assurance and supply management. An active SME member since 1983, Frost has served at the international, regional and chapter levels. His honors include the SME Award of Merit, SME President's Award, the SME Waterloo Chapter Kurt E. Lear Award and the John Deere General Manager's Award. He earned a BS and MS from the University of Northern Iowa. The full roster of the 2011 SME Board of Directors is below: Directors Dean L. Bartles, PhD
General Dynamics Corporation Warren R. DeVries, PhD, FSME
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Barbara M. Fossum, PhD, FSME
University of Texas at Austin (Retired) Thomas R. Kurfess, PhD, FSME, CMfgT, PE
Clemson University Mark L. Michalski
MKS Instruments Robert R. Nesbitt, CMfgE
Eli Lilly and Company Richard C. Peters, LSME, CMfgE, PE
Timken Aerospace Aftermarket Solutions James W. Schlusemann
Navistar Inc. George E. West, Jr.
PACCAR Inc. About SME:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many membership programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, oil and gas and alternative energy.