Wilhelm honored by Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has named Dr. Wilbert Wilhelm a recipient of one of the 2011 SME International Honor Awards.

Photo of Dr. Wilbert WilhelmWilhelm is the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is being recognized with the SME Gold Medal for his outstanding service to the manufacturing engineering profession through published literature, technical writings and lectures. Wilhelm received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Tech.

These awards recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of manufacturing engineering in such areas as manufacturing technologies, technical writing, education, research, management and service to the Society.

"SME is proud to pay tribute to these six individuals," said Paul D. Bradley, P.E., SME president. "Through their diligent research efforts and technical achievements, they have each significantly contributed to advancing the manufacturing industry."

The winners will be honored at the International Awards Gala, which takes place at the SME Annual Conference June 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash.

For more information about the SME International Honor Awards, visithttp://sme.org/honorawards.

About SME
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers
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