BioOhio’s Bill Tacon named to Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation board

June 25, 2009

Bill Tacon, BioOhio senior director of workforce and education, has been selected by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation to serve a two-year term on its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2010.

Tacon leads BioOhio’s statewide strategy to build a world-class bioscience workforce infrastructure aligned with industry needs. Central to this has been the establishment of industry-academic partnerships, which aim to develop educational curriculum and content that better prepare Ohio’s future workforce.

About the SME Education Foundation:

The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $29 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at and award-winning Web site, Manufacturing is Cool!