Senvol president elected chairman of SME’s AM Community Advisors

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Zach Simkin

Senvol President Zach Simkin has been elected to serve as chairman for SME’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Community. SME’s AM Technical Community Advisors serve as the primary resource for guidance to SME and its members on AM technologies, including materials, processes, industrial base, and workforce. The primary responsibility of the SME AM Advisory Committee is to advise SME on initiatives, activities, policy, and strategy related to AM.

“AM continues to be a major strategic initiative for SME and a vital emerging sector for manufacturing as a whole,” said Suzy Marzano, product development manager at SME who oversees SME’s Technical Communities. “We’re thrilled at Zach’s selection as chairman for the upcoming year; we appreciate his vision and leadership, and we look forward to working with him and the rest of the AM Community Advisors to help further SME’s leadership position in the industry.”

Community Advisors are chosen based on a combination of active industry contributions, reputation and personal commitment to expand the use of AM. Simkin is currently in the third year of a three-year term as an Advisor, and previously served as Vice Chair before being elected chairman.

The role of SME’s AM Community Advisors is to provide timely and expert guidance to SME on AM activities, initiatives, and content to best serve the AM community. The AM Advisors also serve as “faces of the industry” for SME. The advisors represent various stakeholders within the technical community.

Jennifer Fielding, the outgoing chair of SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community Advisors and Section Chief, Composite Performance and Applications Section at Air Force Research Laboratory, said, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Zach for several years. He is extremely committed to helping the AM industry advance and is a true thought leader in the industry. Under his stewardship, SME’s AM Advisory Committee will continue to pave the way for the industry’s advancement.”

SME promotes advanced manufacturing technology and develops a skilled workforce. Its member-led Additive Manufacturing Community focuses on the technologies and processes that help conceive, test, improve, and manufacture new products to bring them to market faster and most cost effectively.

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