DEARBORN, MI - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world’s leading professional society serving the manufacturing industry, is issuing its annual call for nominations for the 2011 International Honor Awards, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Award of Merit.
For more than 50 years, the International Honor Awards have honored academics and leading business people who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in their fields. Some previous recipients have included Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo!, Richard E. Morley, the father of the programmable controller, Gene Haas, founder and President of Haas Automation, and Masahiko Mori, President of Mori Seiki Co. Ltd.
There are seven distinct Honor Awards including those that recognize exceptional success in manufacturing management, research, productivity, manufacturing education or service to SME.
While the Honor Awards recognize those at the zenith of their engineering or industrial careers, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award honors engineers age 35 and under for exceptional accomplishments in technical publication, patents or technical professional society leadership.
Like the International Honor Awards, SME’s Award of Merit also has a long history. Since 1958, this award has recognized SME members who have made valued and balanced contributions to the society’s professional activities and growth.
This call for nominations coincides with the ramp up to the Bridging the Gaps: SME Annual Conference. Slated for June 6-8, 2010, in Nashville, TN.
The deadline to submit nominations for awards is August 1, 2010. Nomination forms can be downloaded from each individual award’s landing page (Honor Awards, Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and Award of Merit) or at sme.org/awards.