NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Reelected to Serve as a 2019 SME International Director


Blairsville, Pa. — January 22, 2019.The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that NCDMM President and Chief Executive Officer, America Makes Founding Director, and Fellow of SME (FSME), Ralph Resnick was recently reelected to serve as a 2019 SME International Director.

“I am honored to continue to serve SME as an International Director,” said Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President and Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to sharing the responsibility of the ongoing growth and viability of this very large and esteemed professional society with my fellow International Directors. With members in 70 countries and a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing engineers, executives, and practitioners annually.”

The International Directors serve as the governing body of SME and are elected by the entire voting membership of SME. The 2019 SME International Directors’ term commenced this month. Mr. Resnick proudly joins five other industry leaders as 2019 SME International Directors, including:

  • Winston F. Erevelles, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering and Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology,  St. Mary’s University
  • Vincent W. Howell, Sr., FSME, CMfgE, Corning Inc. (retired)
  • Thomas R. Kurfess, Ph.D., FSME, P.E., Chief Manufacturing Officer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dean S. Phillips, Production Enhancement Engineer, LINK Systems
  • Steven R. Schmid, Ph.D., FSME, P.E., Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Program Director for Manufacturing Machines and Equipment, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Rebecca R. Taylor, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
  • Albert J. Wavering, FSME, Chief of the Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) of the Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

SME also recognized the International Directors serving in new leadership roles. Officers include:

  • President: Mark L. Michalski, MKS Instruments
  • President-Elect: Susan M. Smyth, Ph.D., FSME, General Motors (retired)
  • Vice President: Michael D. Packer, FSME, VP, Manufacturing Strategy & Technical Integration, Lockheed Martin
  • Treasurer: Dianne Chong, Ph.D., FSME, The Boeing Co. (retired)
  • Secretary: Jim W. Schlusemann, President, Prosperia International

Additionally, SME also recognized its 2018 Class of Fellows, who are selected once a year from among the highest achievers of industry, academia and government, and nominated only by honorary, fellow, life or professional members of SME. Those selected as fellows have 20 years or more of manufacturing experience and expertise. They have contributed notably to the social, technological and educational benefit of manufacturing and the engineering profession.

2018 SME College of Fellows are:

  • Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam, Ph.D., FSME, Rockwell International Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Frank W. Gayle, ScD, FSME, Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, Office of Advanced Manufacturing, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Jack Hu, PhD, FSME, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing and Vice President for Research, The University of Michigan
  • Bernhard Karpuschewski, Dr.-Ing., FSME, Professor and Director, Leibniz IWT University of Bremen
  • Ming C. Leu, Ph.D., FSME, Keith and Pat Bailey Distinguished Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Hamid R. Parsaei, Ph.D., FSME, P.E., Professor, Texas A&M University
  • John D. Russell, DSc, FSME, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators, and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets, such as events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing, including aerospace and defense, energy, medical, and motorized vehicles.

NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas — both commercial and defense—continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes — the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at

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 skills needed for the industry. Learn more at, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or

Source: NCDMM


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