SME Chapter 18 Welcome

Welcome to SME's Dayton Chapter 18 website. We're always looking for new members, plant tours, presentations, initiatives, etc. to get involved with and participate in. Through participation and sharing of our knowledge and experiences, we'll all benefit and improve our lives both personally and professionally.

Chapter 18 currently consists of over 230 members, and has been a local Chapter since 1938. Chapter 18 is just one of the many chapters around the country. To learn more about SME, please visit

We accept and encourage any and all suggestions, ideas, and comments regarding this website and our local Chapter as a whole. Please click on either the "Officers" or "Contact Us" link to let us know what you think. Your input is valued and appreciated, and all suggestions will be reviewed. Thanks, enjoy, and have a Great Day!!!


SME Officers are listed below. Contact information for each officer is released to membership as needed.

  • Chairman - Jacob Petitjean, B.F. Goodrich
  • Vice Chairman / Chairman Elect - Adam Baird, Dayton Gear
  • Secretary - Jeremy Johnson, Custom Manufacturing Solutions
  • Treasurer - Adam Baird, Dayton Gear
  • Member Relations - Jerry Gehret, Knox Machinery
  • Chapter Advisor - TBD
  • Affiliate Societies Representative - Jim Woessner, Dayton Supply and Tool

Committee Chairmen

  • Constitution and Bylaws - Bill Brownsberger, CMfgE
  • Program Committee - Jerry Gehret, Knox Machinery
  • Education Committee -
  • Long Range Planning - Bill Brownsberger, CMfgE, Machinex, Inc.
  • Golf Committee Co-Chairmen - Jerry Gehret, Knox Machinery
  • Webmaster - Earl Gregorich, Tactical Insights, LLC


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    3D Robotics Works To 'Demilitarize' Drones

    Dayton No. 18

    3D Robotics CEO and Co-Founder Chris Anderson shows off the Iris, an insect-like drone that's rigged with a leveling...

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    Why American Manufacturing Still Matters

    Dayton No. 18

    We cannot be only a nation of ideas and services; we cannot depend on others to make the critical tools...

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    Millennials & What They Bring to the Manufacturing Table

    Dayton No. 18

    Young professionals of the Millennial generation haven't been jumping at the chance for a career in manufacturing....

CURRENT Chapter Info

Manufacturing Attracting the Next Generation

The Edge Factor is an initiative supporting the SME Education Foundation's mission of inspiring the next generation of contributors to the manufacturing industry. This film project aims to advance the image of manufacturing—the backbone of our economy—in order to attract young people to the field. Click the banner add to the right to get more information on Edge Factor.

SME Education Foundation
Selects Local Fairmont High School
for Exemplary Status

Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum at Fairmont High School
Generates Community Support for Workforce Development

Fairmont High School, Kettering, Ohio, has been selected an exemplary school by the SME Education Foundation, one of six schools in six states where partnerships are fueling a comprehensive community-based approach to manufacturing education.

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