SME has elected six outstanding members to its prestigious College of Fellows. The 2013 class joins the more than 360 other SME members who have been elected as Fellows since the program’s inception in 1986, and represents various segments of manufacturing. The 2013 Fellows will be honored at SME’s Fall Awards and Installation Banquet, held in Dearborn, Mich., November 9, 2013.
“The 2013 Class of Fellows represents the best and the brightest from both industry and academia — all of whom have dedicated their highly respected careers to engineering and manufacturing. Their commitment to SME and to advancing manufacturing is both admirable and impressive,” said 2013 SME President Dennis S. Bray, PhD, FSME.
An SME Fellow is a member recognized by their peers and the manufacturing community as key contributors to the social, technical and educational progress of manufacturing. This honor can only be earned through 20 or more years of dedication and service to manufacturing.
The 2013 Class of SME Fellows
M. Helmi Attia, PhD, FSME: Manager of Advanced Material Removal Processes, Aerospace Manufacturing, National Research Council Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
M. Helmi Attia is a professional engineer of Ontario, Canada, and an adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. Before joining the NRC in 2002, Attia was principal research engineer, Ontario Hydro Technologies, and manager of fabrication technology, Spar Aerospace Technology Ltd. He received numerous recognitions from ASME and ASTM for being the principal organizer and editor of symposia related to manufacturing and tribology. Attia has authored/coauthored some 180 papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, and more than 100 technical research reports.
Doug Genord, FSME: Technical Fellow, The Boeing Co., Federal Way, Wash.
Doug Genord has more than 30 years’ experience developing manufacturing and quality systems for fabrication and assembly operations. Genord supports the development and implementation of Boeing’s advanced manufacturing strategy. He is currently chair of SME’s Product & Process Design and Management Community and was a member of the SME Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006. Genord served on and chaired several SME steering, advisory and organizing committees, including the the Diversity in Manufacturing Action Council and WESTEC.
John W. Gillespie Jr., PhD, FSME: Director, University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials, Newark, Del.
John W. Gillespie Jr. has served the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials in several roles since 1981. He has authored/coauthored more than 650 publications in composites science and technology including 13 book/book chapters, 15 patents, and more than 250 refereed journal papers and 400 proceeding papers. Gillespie is a fellow of the American Society for Composites, recipient of the 2013 American Society for Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Award for Innovation and the first academic recipient of SME’s J.H. “Jud” Hall Composites Manufacturing Award.
Vincent W. Howell Sr., FSME, CMfgE: Manager, Information Security and Policy, Corning Inc., Corning, N.Y.