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SME Spokane WA Chapter member profile: John Dickson

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Sme connection profiles-john dickson

  1. 1. September 15, 2013 SME MANUFACTURING, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON CHAPTER 248 Listen to John A. Dunlop, Program manager at KeytronicsEMS "Spokane's SME organization is exceptional. The leadership is dedicated to the cause and past leaders remain involved to ensure that the contacts Professional Networking for Manuand traditions of the organization continue. Traditions include nearly monthly facturing, Engineering, Production, tours of local manufacturing companies Business and Lean Leaders... to learn best in class production and Lean techniques. The group also sponsors a student paper night that offers SME Chapter 248 Member Profile: John Dickson, (above and right) formerly lean operations manager with the F-22 program at both contacts and awards. This is certainly the premier manufacturing and the Boeing Phantom works in Seattle and currently the Chief Operating Officer of Spokane County in WA state. John served as the chair of SME’s chapter 248 in Spokane, WA while concurrently serving on the board and as chair of Spokane’s “Inland Northwest Lean engineering organization in Spokane." —- Membership in SME is open to Management Consortium”. While managing operations at larger municipal and state governmental organizations in Spobusiness professionals interested in kane (such as COO of Spokane County, and Area Director of the WA state Employment Security Department for Eastern manufacturing or lean. To apply for Washington. Prior to moving into the Spokane area John held various positions with Boeing including: F-22 Program membership in SME go here: Process Engineering, MR&D and Lean Manager, Composites Fabrication/Assembly Team Manager, and the Sea Launch Lean Manager. At night John teaches the Dale Carnegie course and was rated No. 2 trainer in the world in 2005 (out of fillintheform-and-return, SEE ALSO: 3000) (SEE Below:) Spokane, WA — A panel made up of the current chairs of various technical and professional societies lead discussions informing the joint society meeting about their individual group's mission and focus. An interactive brainstorming session was also conducted to identify problems in common, and to see if solutions could emerge that would reduce redundancy and duplication of effort, increase networking and educational opportunity and identify areas of cooperation that would tend to strengthen the viability of each of the individual organizations, without compromising their own mission. Also shown below are meeting participants from a cross section of technical and professional societies located in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The meeting served as both a networking event and as a forum for the societies involved to discuss potential mutual solutions to problems that the organizations face in common. Representatives from Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, the Spokane School District and Greater Spokane Inc. (the local chamber of commerce and economic development group) were in attendance, as well as many business and industry leaders. (Included members from: SME, PMI, ASM, LMC, ASQ, ASME, APICS, NAPM and others) John Dickson, presiding over an a executive committee meeting of Spokane, WA professional and technical organizations □ Editorial and pictorial by Dave Davidson