BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s MKS Instruments’ Mark Michalski Installed As President Of SME

SOUTHFIELD, MI — SME, a manufacturing association promoting the interests of manufacturing industries, advanced manufacturing technologies and the development of the manufacturing workforce, has recognized several professionals assuming new leadership roles in the organization for 2019. These manufacturing professionals were recognized at the annual SME Installation and Awards Gala on Dec. 2

Officers of SME are chosen by a nominating committee and selected by the SME Board of Directors. These directors are elected annually by the entire voting membership of the organization.

2019 officers installed are:

  • President: Mark L. Michalski, MKS Instruments (retired), Wilmington, Massachusetts
  • President-Elect: Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME, General Motors (retired), Warren, Michigan
  • Vice President: Michael D. Packer, FSME, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas
  • Treasurer: Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, The Boeing Co. (retired), Seattle
  • Secretary: James W. Schlusemann, Prosperia International, Batavia, Illinois

About SME

SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With more than 85 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through an education foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or

(NOTE: The above press release is from SME via PRNewswire.)

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