Your Chapter 44 Volunteers

These are your neighbors, friends, coworkers, and tireless volunteers who dedicate much time and talent to educate, enrich, and grow our chapter. Since there is strength in numbers, why not join in on the fun?

Our Team

Ruishan Chow, 2021 ChairRuishan 

Ruishan has recently joined SME and is currently the Regional Director of Employer Engagement, Advanced manufacturing , San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Monica Rosas, 2021 Chair-ElectMonica 

Monica has also recently joined SME and works as an Industry Connections Coordinator.

Dave Sulli CMfgE, 2021 Web master/Bulletin EditorDave 

Dave has been an SME member for more than 27 years and has served Chapter 44 as Chair and Chair Elect, multiple times within the last 10 years. He is a former Senior Mfg Engineer and continues to run his small company. (Conceptual Polymer)

Alan Douglas, 2021 Advisor

Alan has been an SME member for 14 years, a Chapter 44 officer for multiple years, and is now retired from his Engineering manager position at Collins Aerospace to enjoy the good life.

Ivan (Roberto) Estrella, 2021 Membership Chair

Roberto has been an SME member for over 11 years and our chair for 1 year. He is currently a Controls Engineering Technician at a medical devices company.


Tony Kalwasinski, 2021 Treasurer

  Tony  Tony has been a member of SME for more than 17 years, and was recently our Chair and Chair Elect.


  • This Month's Tip:

    Updated: 01.20.16

    Becoming a chapter officer provides many benefits, the result of which allows:
     Including your SME chapter title in your resume and LinkedIn profile to tell the world that you are willing to go the extra mile to not only keep up to date with the latest in manufacturing engineering technologies, but also to help your fellow SME members and coworkers benefit from events that are developed and promoted by this chapter.

Our Vision

Our core vision is to exponentially enhance our members' skills and productivity through participation in local manufacturing-related events such as seminars, webinars, presentations, and technology-based shows.

Our Mission

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Chapter 44 is dedicated to bringing people and information together to advance manufacturing knowledge.
We are internationally recognized by manufacturing practitioners, companies, and other organizations as their source for information, education and networking.

Our Projects

The Chapter 44 team is dedicated to serving SME members in the San Diego area. Our current roster is listed above and includes the following super-valuable advisor:

  Michele Nash-Hoff