Pictured left to right: 2018 SME International Directors Ralph Resnick, Mark Michalski, Winston Erevelles, Dean Phillips and Jim Schlusemann are sworn in by 2017 SME President Sandra Bouckley. Not pictured: Susan Smyth.
Pictured left to right: 2018 SME International Directors Ralph Resnick, Mark Michalski, Winston Erevelles, Dean Phillips and Jim Schlusemann are sworn in by 2017 SME President Sandra Bouckley. Not pictured: Susan Smyth.

The 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 2018.

The new directors are:

  • Winston Erevelles, St. Mary’s University
  • Mark Michalski, MKS Instruments
  • Dean Phillips, LINK Systems
  • Ralph Resnick, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and America Makes
  • Jim Schlusemann, Prosperia International
  • Susan Smyth, PhD, FSME, General Motors

‘Our international directors are accomplished professionals who are committed to SME,’ said Tom Kurfess, 2018 SME president. I’ll value their counsel and leadership.’

SME members have also elected four new member council representatives. The representatives are:

  • Vesna Cota, Tyco Electronics Canada ULC
  • Lonnie Love, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Kyle Riegel, United Equipment Accessories
  • Brock Strunk, Epic Aircraft LLC.

This story is reprinted from material from the SMEwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.