Honored for Achievement in Business and
Advancement of Manufacturing Profession
(DEARBORN, Mich., July 27, 2016) — SME, which serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and is recognized as a key resource for the industry, has elected Sandra L. Bouckley, FSME, to its 2016 College of Fellows.
Bouckley is the 2017 SME president. Previously, she was the vice president of
manufacturing systems, supply chain management and lean at GKN Driveline
Americas, leading operational excellence by driving lean manufacturing
and investment efficiency to establish an optimized manufacturing
footprint for the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. Bouckley had
global leadership responsibilities on the GKN Driveline Global
Manufacturing Systems Council and had been with GKN since January 2015. Bouckley holds an MBA from Michigan State University, a master's degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University. She is a professional engineer registered in the Province of Ontario, Canada. Bouckley was elected to the SME Board of Directors and is serving through 2018. In 2016, she was elected SME president-elect, and in January 2017, will begin her term as SME president. She has been an SME member since 2004.
Bouckley is one of 10 SME Fellows elected this year. Fellows are professionals from industry, research and academia with more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and have had a demonstrated impact on the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession.
“Inclusion in the SME College of Fellows is a prestigious recognition for a career well-served,” said 2016 SME President Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME. “These accomplished professionals instruct, inspire and lead. We’re proud to recognize their accomplishments, achievements and contributions to manufacturing.”
The 2016 SME Fellows will be recognized during SME’s Fall Awards & Installation Banquet Nov. 12 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. As part of their recognition, the 2016 Fellows will receive lifetime, dues-free membership and can utilize the credentials “FSME” (“Fellow of SME”) after their names.
Nominations for the 2017 Class of SME Fellows are due on Dec. 1. Award information and nomination form can be found at sme.org/fellows. Nominees must be members of 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 sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
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