SME announces 2023 Award of Merit honourees

April 6, 2023

Timothy Bond (left) and Farhad Ghadamli (right) have received the 2023 SME Award of Merit (Courtesy SME)
Timothy Bond (left) and Farhad Ghadamli (right) have received the 2023 SME Award of Merit (Courtesy SME)

SME, the non-profit association dedicated to advancing the widespread adoption and development of manufacturing technologies, has awarded Timothy D Bond, LSME, CMfgE, and Farhad Ghadamli, CAM-F, it’s 2023 SME Award of Merit.

Before retirement, Bond worked in manufacturing for forty-six years, most recently for Boeing Commercial Aircraft. His past volunteer work has involved working with high schools, community colleges and universities with the goal being to engage youth in a career field that would provide both learning and opportunity.

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After becoming an SME member in 1981, Bond has reportedly seen many benefits of membership, at different rungs on his career ladder. His work with students helped them focus on STEM learning and manufacturing-related knowledge about customer relations, engineering, supply chain and sub-areas within the industry such as Additive Manufacturing composites, artificial intelligence and systems integration.

Farhad Ghadamli is an engineer specialising in Additiv Manufacturing with Dm3d, Auburn Hills, Michigan. His experience includes work with numerous AM OEMs doing Additive Manufacturing with metals, plastics, composites and sand. Ghadamli is noted as having a huge passion for leadership and a drive for supporting the US manufacturing sector and plans to continue being involved.

Ghadamli was chair of SME’s largest professional chapter and has also participated in SME technical and nontechnical committees. Ghadamli is currently serving a two-year term on the SME Member Council.

“These two engineers have moved manufacturing forward in very different ways during the course of their careers, though their efforts have been exemplary,” stated James Schlusemann, LSME, 2023 SME president. “They’ve served SME for a combined fifty-three years, sharing their knowledge and helping to build manufacturing up at many different levels in different ways. We’re honoured to salute them with this award.”

SME’s Award of Merit has, since 1958, recognised exceptional accomplishments from among its members. Those interested in naming an SME member for the 2024 Award of Merit by August 1, 2023, can find more details here.

www.sme.org

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