Khalil S. Taraman named President of SME Education Foundation.
Press Release Summary:
October 21, 2010 - Khalil S. Taraman, PhD, FSME, PE, and D.I.T. Chair of Manufacturing Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, has been named President of SME Education Foundation Board of Directors for 2011, his second term in this position. His total commitment to manufacturing engineering education, which spans more than 40 years, includes mentoring scores of young men and women and encouraging them to pursue viable careers in manufacturing, engineering, science, and technology.
Original Press Release
Award-Winning Manufacturing Leader Khalil S. Taraman Named President of SME Education Foundation
Press release date: October 20, 2010
Vice President/Secretary: Brian A. Ruestow, operations manager, F. W. Roberts Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lockport, N.Y.; Treasurer/Chair of Finance: Peter F. Mackie, senior vice president - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, St. Louis, Mo., and Assistant Treasurer/Vice Chair of Finance: Edward Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Civil Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, McLean, Va. Directors include: Ashok Agrawal, M.S., P.E., dean, Math, Science, Engineering and Technology Division (MSET), St. Louis Community College (STLCC), Florissant Valley, Mo. and director of the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing; Kathy Burnham, APR, senior vice president, Padilla Speer Beardsley, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; F. Brian Holmes, CMfgE, vice president operations, Columbia Plastics Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Barbara W. Kaufmann, director, 3M Foundation, manager, Education Giving/3M, St. Paul, Minn.; Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, EdD., president and CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), White Plains, N.Y.; Glen H. Pearson, director, Manufacturing Research & Engineering, Eastman Kodak Company (ret.), Rochester, N.Y.; Pamela J. Ruschau, Esq., attorney, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., Chicago, Ill.; Mike Sayen, vice president of Strategy, Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, Plano, Texas.; Mike Schmidt, director, Education and Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, Dearborn, Mich.; Susan E. Shimoyama, vice president, Global Sales Operations, Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Wis.; Bill Tacon, PhD, senior director, Workforce and Education, BioOhio, Columbus, Ohio, and William Taylor, associate vice president, Network Development & Expansion - Programs, National Academy Foundation (NAF), New York, N.Y. About Lawrence Technological University:
Lawrence Technological University offers more than 100 undergraduate, master and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Visit www.ltu.edu. About the SME Education Foundation:
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $31 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. For more information, visit the SME Education Foundation at www.smeef.org. Also visit www.CareerMe.org for information on advanced manufacturing careers and, our award-winning website for young people, www.ManufacturingisCool.com. Questions or comments may be directed to the SME Education Foundation by phone 313.425.3300, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note to Editors: jpeg photo available on request.