NCMS President and CEO Lisa Strama Receives 2022 International Honor Award from SME

Ann Arbor, MI, June 8, 2022—National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) President and CEO Lisa Strama has been recognized with a 2022 International Honor Award from SME, the nonprofit association of professionals, educators, and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry.   

Strama received the Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award, which recognizes exceptional success in the integration of the infrastructure and processes of manufacturing through innovative use of human, technical, and financial resources. 

Strama was honored, along with six other industry and academic leaders, for contributions in the areas of manufacturing technologies, processes, technical writing, education, research and management, and service to SME.  

“I’m proud to acknowledge that all the recipients of this year’s International Honors Awards are active members of our organization,” said Bob Willig, executive director and CEO of SME. “These diverse leaders come from a variety of industries and backgrounds; each will continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in manufacturing.”  

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