SME Logo

2017 SME International Directors and Member Council Representatives Prepared to Take Office

Share this

Achievement, service attributes of new leaders elected for 2017

(DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 15, 2016) — SME has elected and installed six international directors to serve as the governing body of the organization. The directors will begin their terms in January 2017.

“These accomplished professionals are valuable counselors and leaders who are committed to SME,” said Sandra Bouckley, FSME, 2017 SME president. “I look forward to working with them in continued support of our industry, its workforce and our members through education, engagement and advocacy.”

2017 SME International Directors 
Pictured from left to right are Jeffrey Krause, SME executive director and CEO;
Michael Packer, FSME, 2017 SME secretary; Matthew Hilgendorf, CMfgT, 2017-18
international director; Rebecca Taylor, 2017-18 international director; Vincent Howell
Sr., FSME, CMfgE, 2017-18 international director; and Edye Buchanan, CMfgT,
2017-18 international director.

2017 SME international directors:

View full 2017 SME Board of Directors.

2017 SME Member Council 
2017 elected and appointed Member Council representatives from left to right:
Jason Jones, PhD: John Kovalchuck, LSME, CMfgE; Melissa Dochter, Ronald Gill,
CMfgE; and Cary Rosenberg, CMfgE. Edye Buchanan (far right), CMfgT, 2017-18
international director, performed the swearing in ceremony.

2017 SME Member Council representatives:

View full 2017 SME Member Council.

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


If you have questions about the press release or need additional information, please contact SME Public Relations at