Brian Glowiak Becomes New Director of SME Education Foundation.

Press Release Summary:

As SME Education Foundation director, Brian Glowiak will be responsible for day-to-day leadership and strategic direction. SME chief executive officer Jeffrey Krause lauded Glowiak, specifically noting his "wealth of nonprofit and charitable giving experience" as well as his "extensive experience working within a foundation and his connections to the nonprofit industry." Glowiak joins SME from the FCA Foundation, where he served as vice president.

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SME Education Foundation Names New Director

Brian Glowiak joins SME to support the next generation of manufacturers

(DEARBORN, Mich.) – SME announced Brian Glowiak as the new director for the SME Education Foundation. Glowiak will be responsible for overall day-to-day leadership and strategic direction of the Foundation.  The SME Education Foundation prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing professionals through scholarships, grants and student programs, including the Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education.

“Brian brings a wealth of nonprofit and charitable giving experience to SME and the SME Education Foundation,” said Jeffrey Krause, SME chief executive officer. “His extensive experience working within a foundation and his connections to the nonprofit industry position him to be an asset to SME and our efforts to support today and tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce.”

Glowiak joins SME from the FCA Foundation (formerly The Chrysler Foundation), where he served as vice president, as well as the director of Civic Relations and Community Engagement for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He has a bachelor’s degree in management from Oakland University and a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.

“This is a great opportunity and I am excited to join the SME Education Foundation and to help lead its innovative efforts to develop a skilled future workforce,” said Glowiak. “Manufacturing is essential to the global economy and the SME Education Foundation plays an integral role in ensuring there is a pipeline of skilled and passionate workers."

About the SME Education Foundation

The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by SME in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $33 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at Follow @mfgeducation on Twitter or

About SME

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry. Follow @sme_mfg on Twitter or

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