SME Honors its Most Loyal Members with the 2010 Award of Merit

DEARBORN, Mich., February 4, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers announced today the winners of this year’s Award of Merit.
 
“For more than 50 years, SME has presented the Award of Merit to honor members who have made valued contributions to the Society’s professional activities and growth,” said Barbara M. Fossum, PhD, FSME, SME president 2010.
 
“We’re pleased to continue this long tradition with five dedicated recipients,” she said.
 
This year’s recipients include:
 
Raju Dandu, PhD
Professor
Department of Engineering Technology
Kansas State University at Salina
Salina, Kan.
 
Dandu is currently a Society membership consultant, the faculty advisor for Student Chapter S277, and chair of the Student Relations Subcommittee. Among his many efforts on behalf of SME, Dandu has helped organize well-attended events for Mid-Kansas Chapter No. 230. Within this chapter, he also held a number of chapter leadership roles including chair, treasurer and secretary. Read More
 
Vincent Wyatt Howell, Sr., CMfgE
Engineering Project Portfolio Manager
Project Management Engineering, Display Technologies
Corning Inc.
Corning, N.Y.
 
Vincent W. Howell has been a member of SME for nearly 30 years. During this time, he has served in the secretary, Chair-Elect and Chair roles of two SME chapters – Lexington, Ky. and Elmira, N.Y. As the current chairman of Elmira Chapter No. 24, Howell has led efforts to increase chapter activities, chapter awareness, and membership. Additionally, Howell has been an advocate for the engineering profession to both the general public and young people. His opinion piece, “Engineering Still a Strong Career Choice,” appeared in the Elmira newspaper, the “Star-Gazette.” Read More
 
Mark Michalski
Director of Operations
MKS Instruments
Lexington, Mass.
 
Mark Michalski became a member of SME in 1992. Since then, he has held several leadership roles. Locally, Michalski served as an executive board member and chair of Boston Chapter No. 33. Michalski has been a member of the SME Leadership Series team as well as a primary speaker at more than a dozen Series conferences around the U.S. During these events, Michalski has focused his efforts on training others how to recruit new SME members. Currently, Michalski serves as chair of the Chapter Enhancement Committee and will be assuming the role of chair of the Member Council in 2010. Read More
 
Randall T. Raikes
Mechanical Engineer
Waukesha, Wis.
 
Randall “Randy” Raikes has held numerous leadership roles within the Society including secretary, chair-elect and chair of Milwaukee Chapter 04. He currently serves as the chapter’s bulletin and web page editor and is dedicated to enhancing its overall visibility. Additionally, Raikes has devoted his efforts to inspiring the next generation of engineers by serving as a student liaison with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. For his outstanding service to the Society and others, SME previously presented Raikes with the SME President’s Award in 2005 and 2007.  Read More
 
Phillip S. Waldrop, PhD, CSTM
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Ga.
 
Phillip S. Waldrop has been an SME member for more than 30 years. During this time, he has served the Society in a number of roles including being elected chair of Dallas Chapter No. 195, and later, the chair of Central Ogeechee River Chapter No. 262 in Georgia. He is currently the faculty advisor of Student Chapter S085 as well as a membership consultant to student chapters at Georgia Southern University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Alabama Huntsville and Southern Polytechnic State University. Read More
 
Nominations for the 2011 Award of Merit are due August 1, 2010 and forms can be downloaded at www.sme.org/awards.
 
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About SME:
Founded in 1932, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking.Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, oil and gas and alternative energy. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.
 
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