ASME announces new president
Sam Y. Zamrik, a technical consultant and professor emeritus of engineering mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University, was named president-elect of ASME during this week’s proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Chicago. His one-year term as president commences in June.
A member of ASME for more than 34 years, Zamrik is a society fellow and served as a member of the board of governors from 2002 to 2005. His other service positions include a stint as vice president of materials and structures from 1999 to 2002, and he served on the board of professional development from 1995 to 2001. Zamrik has also served on or chaired a number of other boards or divisions, was the editor of the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessels Technology from 1993 to 2005 and has published more than 180 technical papers and reports on fatigue analysis, life prediction, biaxial loading and thermal analysis.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey