DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Wojcik has been introduced as the director of Membership at SME, an organization serving the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce. Wojcik will assume management of SME's Membership group operations as well as strategic direction, planning, implementation and measurement of membership programs.
"Membership is the foundation of SME as our members are the leaders and thinkers in the manufacturing industry, and our student members are the next generation of makers," said Jeffrey Krause, SME chief executive officer. "I am excited to welcome Christopher and his expertise in the membership space to help us serve our members and move manufacturing forward."
SME members are a collection of manufacturing professionals, researchers and educators, as well as high school and postsecondary (technical/trade, community college and university) students. Members connect through local chapters and in a variety of programs, including technical webinars and committees, as well as other activities at the local and national level. All of SME's current board of directors are SME members. Learn more about SME Membership at SME Connect.
Wojcik joins SME from the American Society of Interior Designers where he served as vice president of Membership and Industry Development. He also held Membership leadership positions at The American Medical Student Association and the Society of General Internal Medicine.
"I look forward to leading the membership activities and ensuring SME remains the cornerstone of the manufacturing profession. The organization has a great history of service through professional networking, education and fostering innovation," said Wojcik. "SME and our members are poised to continue transforming the manufacturing profession in a unique way, given our expertise in training and dedication to the future of the industry."
SME's growth strategy for Membership ranges from new high school student membership to bolstering programs for college and trade school students, as well as manufacturing practitioners through all aspects of their careers. Much of these efforts will focus on building membership programs for companies and organizations to support their employees.
View a biography for Wojcik here. He will join SME on Jan. 13.
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a non-profit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, governments 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 skill needs for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.