The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected LaRoux K. Gillespie as its 2012 president. The metal finishing consultant and retired Kansas City Honeywell quality leader was sworn in along with the rest of the organization’s 2012 executive committee and board of directors at its Chicago Awards & Installation banquet in November.
Mr. Gillespie has held a number of leadership roles throughout his more than four decades with the Society. His other experience ranges from serving as a process engineer dealing with micro-size parts to leading large groups responsible for product and operating quality. According to the organization, this career path provides him with a broad view of manufacturing. Today, he is an independent consultant and researcher.
Others elected to serve on the 2012 SME Executive Committee include: President-Elect Dennis S. Bray; vice president Michael F. Molnar; Sectretary/Treasurer Wayne Frost; andat-large executive committee member Thomas R. Kurfess.