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SME International Awards & Recognition Committee

The SME International Awards & Recognition Committee is responsible for administering SME's world-class awards and Fellows programs, which recognize individuals and companies for manufacturing excellence.

K. Scott Smith, PhD, FSME
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Charlotte, N.C.
Jeffrey A. Abell, FSME, CMfgE, PE
General Motors
Rochester Hills, Michigan 
Luke McHale
Senior Manager
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
Fort Worth, Texas

Steven R. Schmid, PhD, PE
Associate Professor
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind.
John W. Sutherland, PhD, FSME
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Ind.  
Ralph L. Resnick, FSME
President and Executive Director
National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining
Blairsville, Pa.
Founding Director
America Makes
Youngstown, Ohio

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