Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) announces the promotion of Dr. Arthur S. Pantelides to the position of Director of Engineering to oversee the Engineering, Design, and Research and Development (R&D) Groups. Dr. Pantelides has more than 15 years experience in the heavy industrial, automotive, as well as consumer-related gear markets, working in international manufacturing operations. He recently received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University and also holds a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University.
Mr. Ron Smith, CEO of SMA, said of Dr. Pantelides, "Arthur possesses a passion for our business, loyalty to our company and employees, and a leadership style that brings out commitment and enthusiasm in those fortunate to work directly with him". Dr. Pantelides brings an intimate knowledge of the power transmission industry, a keen understanding of the internal SMA organization, and a comprehensive knowledge of the engineering structure to this key leadership position. His most recent accomplishments include standardization of the R & D process on a global scale and also integration of regional facility engineers under centralized control at headquarters in Virginia.
The appointment of Dr. Pantelides to this important position strengthens Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America's key leadership at a strategically significant period of stagnate economic growth. As Director of Engineering, Dr. Pantelides' proven knowledge and skills will increase SMA's competitive advantage.