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SME Education Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

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Siemens and Automation Federation executives to support Foundation’s mission of preparing the next generation of manufacturers

SMEEF(DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 23, 2015) — The SME Education Foundation announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring a vast amount of knowledge and a devoted passion for educating younger generations about manufacturing and the many careers opportunities that exist within the industry. Joining the Board are John Miller and Michael Marlowe.

“I am excited to welcome our newest members to the SME Education Foundation Board of Directors,” said Brian Ruestow, president of the SME Education Foundation. “Both John and Mike bring years of industry experience to the table and will help generate increased awareness, dedicated funding and educational development of the next-generation manufacturing workforce.”

Miller is vice president of strategy for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. In this role, he is responsible for establishing Siemens PLM Software’s strategic framework globally, business planning, market intelligence, partner ecosystem, pricing and packaging.

Marlowe is the managing director/director of government relations for the Automation Federation. Through the Automation Federation, Marlowe promotes awareness, programs and services that continually advance the automation profession to the industry and the workforce of tomorrow.

Marlowe and Miller bring their professional experiences to the Board to further the mission of the SME Education Foundation, to prepare youth for advanced manufacturing careers through outreach programs encouraging students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a particular focus on technology and engineering.

About the SME Education Foundation
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by SME in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $33 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at Follow @mfgeducation on Twitter or

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. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or


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