New SME President

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announced the election of LaRoux K.

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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announced the election of LaRoux K. Gillespie as 2012 president. Mr. Gillespie is a metal finishing consultant and retired Kansas City Honeywell quality leader. He was sworn in—along with the rest of the 2012 SME executive committee and board of directors—at the Society’s Awards & Installation Banquet held November 12, 2011, in Chicago.

Today, Mr. Gillespie is an independent consultant and researcher. He writes about manufacturing for “Cutting Tool Engineering” and “MICROmanufacturing” magazines, and annually publishes other papers and reports on micromanufacturing and deburring.

Also elected to serve on the 2012 SME executive committee: President-Elect Dennis S. Bray, Ph.D; Vice President Michael F. Molnar; Secretary/Treasurer: Wayne Frost; At-Large Executive Committee Member Thomas R. Kurfess, Ph.D.