DEARBORN, MI - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors and four new members to its Member Council for the 2011-12 term. One individual was also elected to serve a one-year term as an International Director from January 2011 through December 2011. All will be installed on November 13, 2010, at the Board of Directors meeting in Dearborn, MI. Their terms officially begin on January 1, 2011.

International Directors for 2011 to 2012 include: Warren R. DeVries, Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Wayne F. Frost, retired as a Production System Project Manager and Product Quality Systems Auditor of John Deere Waterloo Works; LaRoux K. Gillespie, retired as Quality Assurance Manager of Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies Division; Thomas R. Kurfess, a leading expert in the field of micro-scale manufacturing metrology, with research focused on the design and development of high-precision manufacturing and metrology systems; Mark L. Michalski, Director of Operations for MKS Instruments, a provider of instrumentation for the manufacture of semiconductor and thin-film products; and George E. West Jr., Vice President of Manufacturing at PACCAR Inc., which designs and builds high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

James W. Schlusemann, Director of Global Business Integration for Navistar Inc.’s Engine group, was elected 2011 International Director for SME. Currently, he is leading a team charged with expanding Navistar’s engine business to China.

Newly elected members of the Member Council for 2011 to 2012 include: Timothy D. Bond, Manufacturing Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes on the 787 program; Helen Greathouse, founder of her own consulting company, Greenville Design; Brock T. Strunk, Senior Structures Engineer at Erickson Air-Crane Helicopter’s Inc.; and Robert L. Wolff, Professor and coordinator of the Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology BSET program at the University of Dayton.