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SNAME President R. Keith Michel Declares 2010 Annual Meeting & Expo a “Wonderful Success” 

11-16-2010 11:47 AM

R. Keith Michel, President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, commented today on the 2010 SNAME Annual Meeting and Expo. "In all aspects, the 2010 SNAME Annual Meeting was a wonderful success,” Michel declared. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those who attended the meeting, the many SNAME volunteers who organized the technical programs and social events, the meeting sponsors, and those that exhibited at our EXPO. We look to build on this success, and promise an exciting and stimulating meeting in Houston in 2011." Initial attendee numbers confirm President Michel’s findings. The first count indicates over 1,000 members and nonmembers of the Society attended and participated, exceeding expectations. For the first time, Bellevue, WA played host to SNAME’s largest annual event. Beyond attendance, highlights included: Over three dozen technical paper presentations, special sessions, and panel discussions; Presentation of prestigious awards and medals, including: Presentation of the Vice Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal to Joseph J. Cuneo, Presentation of the Davidson Medal to Apostolos D. Papanikolaou Presentation of the David W. Taylor Medal to Peter Tang-Jensen, Presentation of the Elmer A. Sperry Award to Takuma Yamaguchi Annual Meeting Banquet keynote address by Fred Harris, President of General Dynamics, NASSCO. The 2nd Annual SNAME Regatta, won by Team STX Canada Marine captained by Dan McGreer. A rare eagle by Mr. & Mrs. Peter Tang-Jensen in Tuesday’s SNAME Golf Challenge, won by Bruce Cowper, John Sparling, Paul Cooper, and Rupert Dubuisson. For more information on these developments, visit the online press release library on The 2011 Annual Meeting and Expo is November 16-18, 2011 in Houston, TX. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized non-profit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 8,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in or associated with the maritime, offshore, and small craft industries.

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