NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 – ASME President Marc W. Goldsmith and ASME Executive Director Thomas G. Loughlin, have been inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineering.
In ceremonies today in Mexico City, Goldsmith, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Loughlin, a resident of Summit, N.J., are recognized as members of the prestigious academy based on their ethical, academic, and professional merits. Each is recognized for outstanding contributions to the progress of engineering in the Pan American market.
By incorporating the two ASME officers as members, Pan American Academy of Engineering acknowledges their contributions, while creating an awareness in the engineering community about the need to support continued professional improvement.
Goldsmith, currently serving as the 131st president of ASME, has been an active member of the Society for more than 24 years. An expert in energy and nuclear engineering, Goldsmith is the founder of Marc Goldsmith & Associates LLC, a consultancy that advises gas and electric firms on strategies for addressing technology, policy, and business processes. He also has held posts at Stone & Webster Management Consultants and Arthur D. Little.
A fellow of ASME and recipient of the Society's Dedicated Service Award in 2001, Goldsmith holds a degree of nuclear engineer and a master of science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. He also received a B.S. in marine nuclear science from State University New York Maritime College, Fort Schulyer, N.Y.
Loughlin became executive director of ASME in 2008. He is responsible for the Society's wide-ranging technical and educational programs, strategic initiatives, finance, operations, and staff.
A certified association executive as well as fellow of ASME, Loughlin received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College. He is also the recipient of the Keystone Award for Excellence in Membership from the American Society of Association Executives.
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.