Executive Committee Includes Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, NCDMM
DEARBORN, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 22, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) today announced the appointment of seven executive committee members for the AeroDef Manufacturing Exposition and Conference, to be held Tuesday–Thursday, April 5-7, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
With pressure mounting for manufacturers and suppliers to innovate and drive technology development throughout the supply chain, major aerospace and defense OEMs are working with SME to create a vertically integrated event that will focus on helping manufacturing professionals keep current with new technologies and advanced manufacturing processes.
AeroDef Manufacturing will be the most comprehensive exposition and technical conference devoted to the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry in the world.
The expo will include demonstrations of innovative, enabling technologies and advanced, integrated systems for manufacturing in the military and commercial aerospace, defense and space industries. Educational sessions will have a heavy emphasis on what the industry needs to know to move forward in advancing U.S. aerospace and defense manufacturing.
Executive committee members, representing the commitment of their companies to make AeroDef Manufacturing cutting edge in terms of educational sessions and demos of the latest aerospace and defense manufacturing technologies and integrated systems, include:
Dean Bartles PhD.
VP & GM Large Caliber Ammunition
General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems Division
Sector Director, Manufacturing Engineering Operations
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
VP of Assembly, Factory and Support Technologies, Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology
The Boeing Company
VP & Chief Technology Officer, Director Corporate Development and Manufacturing Consortium
National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining
Director, Production Engineering & Technology
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Manufacturing Engineering Process Development
Bell Helicopter Textron
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
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Founded in 1932, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, oil and gas and alternative energy. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.