DEARBORN, MI ― The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announced that Joe LaRussa, PE, has been named its Director of Membership. LaRussa will be responsible for increasing awareness of the value the society has to offer manufacturing professionals. Debbie Holton, who was previously responsible for SME’s membership activities, will be assuming a leadership role as Director of Industry Strategy and Product Development, focusing on both existing and new event strategies that engage SME members and outside organizations.
Before joining SME, LaRussa was Project Manager, Customer Quality, for Chrysler Group LLC. Prior to that, he held various positions in product development, project management and manufacturing engineering at Visteon Corp., culminating with his position as a Mobile Electronics Project Manager.