Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
For 58 years, SME’s Awards & Recognition Program has been acknowledging practitioners and researchers for their achievements in manufacturing technologies, processes, technical writing, education, research, management and service to SME. Recently, SME honored seven individuals during its 2014 International Awards Gala on June 9 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
“Regardless of the industry, field, degree or background, the 2014 honorees are manufacturing influencers. Their involvement in SME will continue to shape its future and the future of manufacturing for many years to come,” said SME President Michael F. Molnar.
In addition to the abovementioned awards, SME also presented The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME to SME Vice President Dean L. Bartles, PhD.
According to ASME Immediate Past President Madiha Kotb, “Dean Bartles’ leadership and vision have led to important advances in improving manufacturing efficiency, making him a worthy recipient of the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal. ASME is proud to partner with SME in recognizing his achievements.”
Bartles was recognized for his pioneering contributions to tank, mortar and artillery ammunition production processes as well as the multiple launch rocket system demilitarization process, which resulted in improvements in production rate efficiency, environmental control and energy utilization.
To submit a nomination for an SME International Honor Award, on or before Aug. 1, visit sme.org/honorawards. For more information on the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME, click here.
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 facebook.com/smemfg.