A Message from The Chair – David Stemper

I have been the chair of the SME Chapter 43 for the past consecutive two years.   I am currently the plant manager at Hamilton Machine Company in Lebanon, TN.  I have been a member of SME in various chapters in several states since approx. 1987 and I have been involved in the Nashville chapter since about 2013 serving in several different board capacities.

Within SME National, there is access to a community of hundreds of thousands of manufacturers through events, learning opportunities, and technical communities.  For further information, please visit the SME National website: sme.org.

I encourage you to attend one of our monthly meetings to discover how you can benefit from being a member of SME Chapter 43!

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SME 43 Executive Committee

SME Chapter 43 has monthly executive meetings usually on the first Tuesday of every month.   We also typically have facility tours on the third Tuesday of every month with dinner to follow for networking opportunities for all members including several student chapters.

As a local arm of SME National, we strive to provide educational scholarships and financial assistance to local high schools, universities, and technical schools involved in educating individuals who will be employed in the manufacturing industry.  We also endeavor to connect employers with graduating students who are seeking employment.

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Executive Committee SME Chapter 43

David Stemper
David StemperSME Chair
Hamilton Machine

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Ane Marie Harb
Ane Marie HarbSME Chair Elect
Comefri USA

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Dr. Vishwas Bedekar
Dr. Vishwas BedekarSME Vice Chair
Leslie Callahan
Leslie CallahanSME Treasurer
Wayne Raney
Wayne RaneySME Secretary
Kyle Hooper
Kyle HooperSME Scholarship Chair
Rachel Hall
Rachel HallSME Officer Elect
Perry Hytken
Perry HytkenSME Golf Chair
Ace Machine
Jim Eisenbeck
Jim EisenbeckSME Marketing
Bryan Lynchard
Bryan LynchardSME Membership Chair
Hamilton Machine
Howard Hale
Howard HaleEducation Co-Chair
Manufacturers Services Corporation
Tom Welch
Tom WelchSME Photography Chair

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