ASME and SME mutually cease merger exploration

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "ASME and SME mutually cease merger exploration", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 2.



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ASME and SME mutually cease merger exploration

ASME and SME mutually cease merger exploration

Keyword: ASME

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) have mutually ceased exploration of a possible merger.

ASME International President Robert E. Nickell and SME President Cecil W. Schneider, in jointly making this announcement, observed that the investigation phase was conducted in an extremely positive and professional manner and involved many volunteer and staff members from both organizations.

These two large and successful engineering societies will continue as separate organizations and, where possible, will continue to conduct joint activities and look for additional opportunities in which to work together in the future.

ASME, established in 1880, has as its mission to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional wellbeing of its members and, through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the wellbeing of mankind. Headquartered in New York City, ASME has some 125,000 members.

SME, established in 1932, has as its mission to serve its members and the international manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge and learning. Headquartered in Dearborn, MI, SME has some 65,000 members.

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