SME Names Its 2015 Award of Merit Winners Recipients

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Annual recognition program designates SME members who have made significant contributions to the industry and organization

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This year’s award recipients have demonstrated their commitment to SME and its vision, mission and purpose.

SME has recently selected five SME members to receive its 2015 Award of Merit. This award is given to SME members who, through their leadership and volunteerism, have grown their local chapters, introduced and promoted specific manufacturing technologies to a broader audience, and mentored and interacted with young people to promote the importance of manufacturing.

“This year’s award recipients have demonstrated their commitment to SME and its vision, mission and purpose,” said 2015 SME President Wayne F. Frost, CMfgE. “Their dedication to SME is unparalleled and illustrates how our members help set SME apart from other organizations.”

2015 SME Award of Merit recipients:

  •     Louis C. “Lou” Dorworth, Abaris Training Resources Inc., Reno, Nevada.
  •     Edward G. "Ed" Halloran, LSME, CMfgE, PE, HALCO Management Systems, Langley, Washington.
  •     You-Min Huang, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
  •     Don Patz, Patz Technical Services Inc., Seminole, Florida.
  •     Jerry R. Walters, Retired, Franklin, Tennessee.

Since the award’s establishment, more than 500 SME members have received the Award of Merit. To be considered for this particular award, the individual must be a member in good standing and have had a minimum of six years of membership service in SME to be eligible for consideration. Members are typically nominated by a local SME chapter and/or Technical Community. The 2015 awardees will receive their awards at a local chapter event and/or at an SME event of their choosing.

To nominate an SME member for this award or for additional details, visit Nominations are accepted annually by Aug. 1.

About SME
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 the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or

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