ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SME, for over 80 years a leader in advanced manufacturing and workforce development, recognized seven individuals from industry and academia with its 2016 International Honor Awards. The honorees received their awards during SME's International Awards Gala on May 15 in Orlando.
These annual awards acknowledge the profound impact made by the honorees in manufacturing technologies, processes, technical writing, education, research and management, as well as service to SME.
2016 International Honor Award winners:
Patrick M. "Pat" Shanahan, The Boeing Co., Seattle: Eli Whitney Productivity Award
Peter F. Mackie, Wells Fargo Advisors, Frontenac Branch, St. Louis: Joseph A. Siegel Service Award
George A. Hazelrigg, PhD, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia: SME Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award
Jian Cao, PhD, FSME, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal
Joseph J. Beaman Jr., ScD, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas: SME Albert M. Sargent Progress Award
Placid M. Ferreira, PhD, FSME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois: SME Education Award
Serope Kalpakjian, FSME, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: SME Gold Medal
Additionally, Paul D. Bradley, FSME, PE, Peterson Industries Pty Ltd., was recognized as an SME Fellow for his career accomplishments and his service to SME as a member, president, international director and board member.
Emmanuel De Moor, PhD, assistant professor, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials, Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, and Srikanth Pilla, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Automotive Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, each received SME's Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award of 2016.
Individual images of awardees at the event are available.
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 facebook.com/SMEmfg.
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