SME Education Foundation announces its 2013 Board of Directors and the collective commitment of its industry partners and donors to STEM education.
“We are fortunate to have a board representing major facets of business, industry and academia, their domestic and international acumen and collective commitment to STEM education,” says Bart A. Aslin, CEO, SME Education Foundation. “The mantra of STEM is global and as important in Europe,
Brian A. Ruestow, operations manager, F. W. Roberts Manufacturing Co., Inc.,
Kathy Burnham, senior vice president, Padilla Speer Beardsley,
Treasurer/Chair of Finance:
Peter F. Mackie, vice president – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC,
Edward M. Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Civil Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, McLean, Va.
Ashok Agrawal, managing director – Professional Development, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Washington, D.C.
David P. Bozeman, vice president, Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division, Caterpillar Inc., East Peoria, Ill.
Barbara M. Fossum, PhD, FSME, CEO, (Interim) American Society of Anesthesiologists,
Elizabeth Kautzmann, product manager, Laser FANUC FA America,
Lazaro J. Lopez, EdD, principal,
Irving Pressley McPhail, EdD, president and CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), White Plains, N.Y.
Julian E. Pate III, director, The Michigan Engineering Zone,
Ted Peachee, executive vice president, Emerson (NYSE: EMR),
Pamela J. Ruschau, Esq., Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.,
Mike Sayen, vice president, Strategy, Siemens PLM Software,
Mike Schmidt, director of Education and Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund,
Susan E. Shimoyama, vice president, Global Sales Operations, Rockwell Automation,
William Taylor, associate vice president, Network Development & Expansion Programs, National Academy Foundation (NAF),
Peter T. Zierhut, director, Haas Europe & Special Programs, Haas Automation, Inc.,
SME Education Foundation funding is directed to STEM-based manufacturing education programs including the
In 2013, the Foundation will fund the third phase of a new community-based program, PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), which is designed to create strong partnerships between schools, organizations, and businesses. Its primary purpose is to transform manufacturing education and measurably change public perception of manufacturing as a career.
Corporate funding and donor contributions are provided by: 3M, Algonquin Industries, Inc.; Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT); Boeing Company; CNC Software, Inc.; Emerson Charitable Trust; FLEXCon Corporation; Ford Motor Company Fund; Gene Haas Foundation; Google Ann Arbor; Haworth, Inc.; Interstate Diesel Service Inc.; Iverson & Company; Jodela Creations; Northrop Grumman; Norton McMurray Manufacturing; Peak Manufacturing, Inc.; Padilla Speer Beardsley; Portsmouth Metal Stamping Inc.; Rockwell Automation; Sandvik Coromant Corporation, and Siemens PLM Software.