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

Dave Sulli CMfgE, 2020 Chair,WebDave  master/bulletin editor

Dave has been an SME member for more than 26 years and has served Chapter 44 as Chair and Chair Elect, multiple times within the last 10 years. He is a Senior Mfg Engineer at Cohu Inc.(Formerly Delta Design)

Alan Douglas, 2020 Vice Chair/Scribe

Alan has been an SME member for 13 years, a Chapter 44 officer for multiple years, and is an Engineering Manager at Collins Aerospace.

Ivan (Roberto) Estrella, 2020 Membership Chair

Roberto has been an SME member for over 11 years and our chair for 1 year.


Tony Kalwasinski, 2020 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