SME Announces 2023 Award of Merit Honorees

SME’s Award of Merit has, since 1958, recognized accomplishments from its members.

SME’s Award of Merit has, since 1958, recognized accomplishments from its members.

Timothy D. “Tim” Bond, LSME, CMfgE (left), and Farhad Ghadamli, CAM-F, recipients of the 2023 SME Award of Merit. Image courtesy of Business Wire.

SME has announced that Timothy D. “Tim” Bond, LSME, CMfgE, and Farhad Ghadamli, CAM-F, are its 2023 SME Award of Merit recipients. Bond is a retired project manager from Marysville, WA, and Ghadamli is an engineer specializing in additive manufacturing with Dm3d in Auburn Hills, MI.

Bond worked in manufacturing for the past 46 years, most recently for Boeing Commercial Aircraft. After many experiences in varied environments, he decided to retire and focus on consulting over the last 5 years. His past volunteer work has involved working with high schools, community colleges and universities with aim to engage youth in a career field that would provide learning and opportunity.

Ghadamli is a mechanical engineer who has devoted his professional career to advanced manufacturing, more specifically, the additive manufacturing industry. His experience includes work with numerous additive manufacturing original equipment manufacturers doing 3D printing with metals, plastics, composites and sand. Ghadamli says he has passion for leadership and a drive for supporting the U.S. manufacturing sector and plans to continue being involved.

“These two engineers have moved manufacturing forward in very different ways during the course of their careers, though their efforts have been exemplary,” says James Schlusemann, LSME, 2023 SME president. “They’ve served SME for a combined 53 years, sharing their knowledge and helping to build manufacturing up at many different levels in different ways. We’re honored to salute them with this award.”

Bond partnered with SME since becoming a member in 1981 and has 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 subareas within the industry such as 3D printing, composites, artificial intelligence and systems integration.

Ghadamli was chair of SME’s largest professional chapter and has also participated in SME technical and nontechnical committees. Ghadamli is currently serving a 2-year term on the SME Member Council.

SME’s Award of Merit has, since 1958, recognized accomplishments from its members. To nominate a SME member for the 2024 Award of Merit by the Aug. 1 deadline, click here for eligibility requirements and nominating details.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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