About Us

SME Chapter 45 Fond Du Lac is an organization that promotes manufacturing excellence and teamwork through developing relationships with professionals in the industry. Our purpose is to make advancements in future engineering and to attract new generations to engineering and to Chapter 45.

Dr. Farris Saifkani is a longtime member of SME Chapter 45. He has degrees in both electrical and manufacturing engineering. Farris has been instrumental in mentoring and training young manufacturing engineers for many years.

Jim Bessette has a been an SME member for several years. He has a bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering from UW-Stout and an MBA from Columbia Southern University. Jim also has a Lean Journey Series Certificate and currently works in Continuous Improvement. 

Farris Saifkani
Jim Bessette
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