SME has supported manufacturing for nearly 90 years, from our founding as the American Society of Tool Engineers to our evolution as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1969 to becoming SME in 2013. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools and communities, we share knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges.
A Rich History of Supporting Manufacturing
SME was created as a professional membership organization but has grown beyond that to serve the manufacturing industry even more broadly with events, workforce development and media products
SME's Previous Presidents
Since SME was formed in 1932, its esteemed community of presidents have been an important part of the organization's history and an integral part of its future. SME presidents are leaders in manufacturing and academia who contribute their technical expertise and valuable career experiences to the organization and industry.