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Mark Stocker elected Vice President of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)

Congratulations to Mark Stocker, for his recent election to Vice President of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) for 2023. He will then serve as President in 2024 and Immediate Past President in 2025.

“I have been a member of ASPE for around 30 years and have benefited greatly from the opportunities that membership of the society has given me to interact with so many of the world’s leading precision engineers. I am honored to have been elected to this role and look forward to serving the society over the next three years.”  
– Mark Stocker

Mark Stocker is the CTO of Fives’ Grinding - Ultra Precision Business Line’s R&D group, located at Cranfield Precision, a world leader in the design and manufacture of grinding solutions and ultra-precision machine systems.

Mark has 35 years of experience in the precision engineering field. He holds a master’s degree in Machine System Design from the Cranfield University. Following graduation, he joined Cranfield Precision, now a subsidiary of Fives Landis Ltd., specializing in ultra-precision optical freeform grinding machines for the high-end optics and molds markets including medical and aerospace components. In 2000, he joined Corning Incorporated’s Precision Machine Systems Group, based in Corning NY (USA), where he was promoted to Development Associate in 2006, in recognition of his ‘outstanding scientific contributions’ to the company. In 2007, he rejoined Cranfield Precision.

He is a Fellow of the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has been being an active member of euspen (European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology) and ASPE. He served as Director at Large and Chair of the Precision Design Technical Leadership Committee for ASPE from 2015-17. In 2021, he was elected to ASPE’s College of Fellows.

About American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)

The American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) strives to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of precision engineering through education and training and to promote its use by science and industry. This encompasses the design, development, and manufacturing of and for high-accuracy components, instruments, and machines. ASPE members represent a variety of technical areas – from engineering (mechanical, electrical, optical and industrial) to materials science, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science – and are employed in industry, academia and national labs. 

The American Society for Precision Engineering was incorporated in November 1986, and held its first Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. ASPE continues to hold annual meetings that cover a variety of topics including tutorials taught by leading experts, an open forum for informal presentations, a business forum to discuss a wide range of advanced technology products with over 150 papers in technical talks and poster sessions represented.