Dean Peters named chair-elect of SME Member Council

Congratulations to Dean Brett Peters, who was recently named chair-elect of the SME Member Council, an association of professionals, educators and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry.

“Given the manufacturing activity in the region, the growing importance of advanced manufacturing to Milwaukee and the state, and the excellent manufacturing-related research and education offered by UWM, it’s important for the university and college to be connected to the leading manufacturing-related professional society,” Peters says.

SME helps manufacturers innovate, grow and prosper by promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and connecting the manufacturing industry. The SME Member Council helps the organization recognize and meet needs of its membership in a rapidly changing environment, building on the long-term SME strategic goals, strengthening local activities and formulating recommendations relative to SME membership recruitment, retention and engagement.

“The council represents an opportunity to not only shape the future of manufacturing in the nation,” Peters says, “but to elevate UWM’s role in that future.”