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Arthur Pantelides, Ph.D., Promoted to Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Control for Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

October 17, 2013
Hollis Murphy
Chesapeake, VA

The U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Arthur Pantelides, to the newly created position of Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Control. Dr. Pantelides will be promoted from his current position as Director of Engineering to provide leadership and guidance in the execution of SMA's current goals.

Dr. Pantelides' extensive technical, managerial and operations experience spans over 20 years in the heavy industrial, automotive and consumer-related gear markets. His tenure with SMA includes the roles of Quality Assurance Systems Project Manager, New Product Design Engineer, R&D Project Manager, Mechanical Design Engineer and most recently, Director of Engineering. Throughout his career with Sumitomo, Dr. Pantelides' leadership has been instrumental in strategically integrating and optimizing the organization's technical, quality and engineering capabilities. In his new role as Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Control, he will become integrally involved in developing and establishing new strategic goals for all of SMA and its Latin American subsidiaries.

In addition to his career in geared solutions technology, Dr. Pantelides continuously engages in the pursuit and communication of knowledge, through his own continued education, research, academic writing and graduate-level professorship.  Dr. Pantelides graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. He also holds a Master of Engineering Management and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

SMA is continuously improving our organization to increase our value to our customers, both internal and external.  This move is another example of our drive to strengthen our foundation of business excellence.  For additional information on the promotion of Dr. Arthur Pantelides as Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Control for SMA, contact marketing@suminet.com.

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