Some of the many notable SME Fellows include Masahiko Mori, president of Mori Seiki Co. Ltd., John W. Sutherland, PhD, Henes Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director, Sustainable Futures Institute at Michigan Tech, and Richard E. Morley, the father of the programmable controller and a leader in the field of advanced technological development.
Candidates must be SME members in good standing, have a minimum of a B.S. degree or its equivalent in terms of experience, have 20 years of professional (manufacturing-related) experience, and must have made outstanding contributions in manufacturing, industrial, or educational leadership. Election to the SME College of Fellows carries lifetime membership in the Society.
Nomination forms and additional information on these and other SME awards may be found by going to www.sme.org/awards.
The deadline date to submit nominations and the required letters of recommendation is December 1, 2009. Submit nominations to [email protected], fax to 313.425.3406, or mail to Fellows Selection Committee, c/o Executive Offices, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, One SME Dr., P.O. Box 930, Dearborn, MI 48121.