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SME installs new international directors and member council representatives for 2017.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 23, 2016 -

Dedicated to advancement of manufacturing, SME has elected six international directors and council representatives for 2017. They include: Edye S. Buchanan, CMfgT, Fives North American Combustion Inc; Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, The Boeing Co (Retired); Matthew L. Hilgendorf, CMfgT, Black Horse LLC; Vincent W. Howell Sr, FSME, CMfgE, Corning Inc (Retired); Michael D. Packer, FSME, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co; and, Rebecca R. Taylor, The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.

Original Press Release

2017 SME International Directors and Member Council Representatives Prepared to Take Office

Press release date: Nov 17, 2016

Achievement, service attributes of new leaders elected for 2017

SME has elected and installed six international directors to serve as the governing body of the organization. The directors will begin their terms in January 2017.

“These accomplished professionals are valuable counselors and leaders who are committed to SME,” said Sandra Bouckley, FSME, 2017 SME president. “I look forward to working with them in continued support of our industry, its workforce and our members through education, engagement and advocacy.”

2017 SME international directors:

Edye S. Buchanan, CMfgT, Fives North American Combustion Inc.

Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, The Boeing Co. (Retired)

Matthew L. Hilgendorf, CMfgT, Black Horse LLC

Vincent W. Howell Sr., FSME, CMfgE, Corning Inc. (Retired)

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

Rebecca R. Taylor, The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

2017 SME Member Council representatives:

Melissa T. Dochter, Schneider Electric

Ronald A. Gill, CMfgE, The Boeing Co. (Retired)

John Kovalchuck, LSME, CMfgE, Macomb Community College

Cary J. Rosenberg, CMfgE, Watts Water Technologies Inc.

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