CMS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR 2014 PAPERS BENBROOK, TX—The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced their official Call for Papers for the 30th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals around the globe. The organization seeks papers that explore the successful deployment of 3D coordinate measurement systems, industry best practices, scientific research and developments, and initiatives associated with portable metrology and related applications. The 2014 CMSC will be held in North Charleston, SC from July 21 - 25, 2014. The Coordinate Metrology Society convenes each year at the CMSC, a unique event designed for users of portable, high-precision measurement technology utilized to inspect manufactured and assembled components on the factory floor. CMS community members and metrology professionals in manufacturing, scientific research, and academia are encouraged to submit abstracts for technical papers and presentations by the deadline of March 14,2014. Guidelines for presentations and technical papers can be downloaded at2014 CMSC Guidelines. The CMS Executive Committee peer-reviews each abstract for presentation at CMSC 2014.Notification of acceptance will occur on April 4, 2014. For more information about presenting a technical paper at CMSC 2014, contact Scott Sandwith, Technical Presentations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CMS Executive Committee considers all technical papers presented at the CMSC, and selects the top papers for publication in the Journal of the CMSC. At CMSC 2013, twenty-six expert presentations were delivered by industry leaders from The Boeing Company, NIST, NPL, FermiLab, API Services, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada, Spirit Aerosystems, New River Kinematics, Lockheed Martin, Nuclear FiRST DTC, Rolls-Royce UTC, University of Manchester, The Nuclear AMRC, Variation Reduction Solutions, Inc., Delcam, 3D Systems, LMI Technologies, 8 Tree, University of North Carolina, Dassault Systemes, ISRO Satellite Centre, ElectroImpact, East Coast Metrology, University of Bath, Coast Composites and other companies and educational institutions covering technology, theory, and practice to advance the field of 3D metrology. AMT ANNOUNCES DATES FOR SMARTFORCE STUDENT SUMMIT AT IMTS 2014 McLEAN, VA—The Association for Manufacturing Technology announced the Smartforce Student Summit will take place Monday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 13, during the week of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, which will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The Smartforce Student Summit will be a place where educators, administrators, students, and parents can experience an in-depth introduction to manufacturing. The summit will feature interactive displays from leading national education organizations, manufacturing technology providers, career and technical schools, community colleges, and engineering schools. Summit attendees will also have an opportunity to visit IMTS, North America’s largest industrial trade show, which features the world’s most innovative manufacturing technology, attracting more than 100,000 visitors to exhibition space totaling more than 1 million square feet. “The importance of STEM education has been a hot topic because of the value it delivers for careers and for the overall economy. With manufacturing experiencing a massive shortage of skilled workers, we really want students to see first-hand the fantastic career opportunities available within the industry,” said Greg Jones, AMT vice president, Smartforce Development. “We’ve seen an increase in STEM programs and STEM academies around the country, and the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS provides an ideal venue for students and educators to experience real-world examples that connect STEM education to rewarding career choices.” Students have long been a part of IMTS, with school groups, scouting troops and others touring the show floor to gain an understanding of the technologies utilized within manufacturing.The Smartforce Student Summit will ramp up the student experience at IMTS by offering speakers, hands-on displays, and a chance for students to interact one-on-one with young manufacturing professionals. MANUFACTURING GROWTH CONTINUES, ACCORDING TO ASQ OUTLOOK SURVEY MILWAUKEE, WI—Sixty-five percent of manufacturers experienced revenue growth in 2013 but nearly half still consider the economy the biggest challenge, according to results of the ASQ 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey. While 64 percent of respondents worldwide expect increased revenue in 2014, that percentage is down from years past, albeit slightly. In last year’s Manufacturing Outlook Survey, 65 percent anticipated growth in 2013, and 66 percent of respondents to the 2012 outlook survey anticipated growth in 2013. In both 2012 and 2013, 70 percent of manufacturers said they experienced revenue growth compared to just 65 percent in this year’s Manufacturing Outlook Survey. Despite expecting increased revenues in 2014, 46 percent of the respondents say the economy continues to be the biggest hurdle to operations. PEOPLE NEWS NATEL NAMES DANNELLY DIRECTOR OF SALES CHATSWORTH, CA—Warren J. Dannelly, a leading senior sales executive with 25 years of high-level, industrial technological experience, has been named Director of Sales at NATEL, announced President and CEO Sudesh Arora. Dannelly has vast experience in leading and executing strategic sales initiatives for multiple product lines with demanding time frames.Through years of developing key alliances with suppliers, customers and industrial leaders, Dannelly has the exceptional wide-ranging skills NATEL seeks as it enhances its highreliability, error-free electronics manufacturing that delivers customer solutions. NATEL, which recently acquired EPIC Technologies, has become one of the country’s most capable electronics manufacturing companies with distinctive capabilities that rival second-tier EMS competitors. Since 2006, Dannelly held the position of Vice President, Global Sales for Endicott Interconnect Technologies (EIT), where he managed sales teams pursuing aerospace, defense, high performance, computing, high-density industrial and medical markets in the U.S., Europe and Israel. He facilitated EIT’s processes to become an approved supplier at all tier-one U. S. aerospace and defense companies and to achieve preferred supplier levels. He has also been Business Director, Military Programs at Tyco Printed Circuit Group, and Business Development and Strategic Accounts Manager at Raytheon Systems. Dannelly earned his Bachelor’s Degree Summa Cum Laude in Industrial Technology at Southern Illinois University. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Ground-to-Air Systems Technician.
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