Brian Glowiak Named New Director of SME Education Foundation

SME announced Brian Glowiak as the new director for the SME Education Foundation. Glowiak will be responsible for overall day-to-day leadership and strategic direction of the Foundation.  The SME Education Foundation prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing professionals through scholarships, grants and student programs, including the Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education.

“Brian brings a wealth of nonprofit and charitable giving experience to SME and the SME Education Foundation,” said Jeffrey Krause, SME chief executive officer. “His extensive experience working within a foundation and his connections to the nonprofit industry position him to be an asset to SME and our efforts to support today and tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce.”

Glowiak joins SME from the FCA Foundation (formerly The Chrysler Foundation), where he served as vice president, as well as the director of Civic Relations and Community Engagement for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He has a bachelor’s degree in management from Oakland University and a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.

“This is a great opportunity and I am excited to join the SME Education Foundation and to help lead its innovative efforts to develop a skilled future workforce,” said Glowiak. “Manufacturing is essential to the global economy and the SME Education Foundation plays an integral role in ensuring there is a pipeline of skilled and passionate workers."

The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by SME in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $33 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations and individual donors.

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