Engineering Technology Associate Professor Receives the 2010 Joseph A. Siegel Service
Carl Williams, CMfgE, EMCP, PE, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, is
recipient of one of four 2010 Society of Manufacturing Engineers International Honor
Awards. Williams is recognized with the Joseph A. Siegel Service Award for his significant
and unique contributions to the Society.
Williams has been an active and dedicated SME member since 1980. During this time,
he has served 17 consecutive years in various elected positions, including three terms
with the SME Board of Directors and two terms on the Member Council. For his many
efforts on behalf of the Society, Williams was previously honored with SME's long-established
Award of Merit. He has also been instrumental in developing SME's growing Lean Certification
Program, now considered to be the most comprehensive and rigorous training of its
kind in industry. Currently, Williams is an SME Membership Consultant to chapters
in Arkansas, North Mississippi and West Tennessee. Additionally, he is the faculty
advisor of University of Memphis S140 and serves on the Manufacturing Enterprise Council.
For more than 20 years, Williams has served SME in ABET accreditation as a program
evaluator and on various commissions. Prior his current full-time position with the
University of Memphis, Williams spent 22 years as a manufacturing engineer and small
business owner, completing high-level projects in 35 states, Canada and Japan.
“It is really quite overwhelming to receive this Named International Award as they
have only four with each being for a different purpose. It is very unusual that all
four are in academia, but interesting that one is from Ireland, another from Germany,
and the other American is the BMW Chair of Excellence with Clemson,” said Williams.
“This award is even overwhelming to me when I see the list of those previously honored with the Siegel Award, and realizing that most were my mentors.”
2010 SME International Honor Awards