Sprentall Named Industrial Laser Community Relations Manager


DEARBORN, Mich., June 9, 2006 - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(SME) today announced Susan Sprentall as its Industrial Laser Community
Relations Manager.

"The group's goal is to channel the energy of competitors to work together in
promoting the use of lasers in the manufacturing arena" says Sprentall, who
also operates American Laser Management Co., Inc. "Removing the mysteries
of laser processing along with uniting the number of exhibitions and
conferences is a task each ILG company initially identified, but concluded
working together is more efficient and cost effective. However, to accomplish
our goals will take more resources than the volunteer efforts can assemble,
by aligning our group with SME we will move this effort exponentially."

The Industrial Laser Group is represented as the Industrial Laser Community
within SME's Technical Community Network. The Technical Community
Network provides a flexible framework for meeting the current information
needs of manufacturing engineers and their companies. The network consists
of eight technical communities that represent key knowledge areas within the
manufacturing enterprise. Each community includes a number of highly
focused tech groups addressing specific processes, methods or applications
of manufacturing technology. The Industrial Laser Community is expected to
include tech groups for medical, welding, marking, and other areas.

For more Information:
Letters of invitation and membership applications are being sent to all laser
technology suppliers. For more information contact SME customer service at
(800) 733-4763 or email service@sme.org.

About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional
society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs,
publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME
promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps
keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and
technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a
million manufacturing engineers and executives annually. The Society has
members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of
chapters worldwide.

Contact: Alex Yovanovich
SME Public Relations
(313) 425-3155
communications@sme.org

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