“I felt it was important to join the IAB to share the work we are doing in the ASME MBE Committee and to hear the perspectives from the included companies,” says Jennifer. Read the ASME Foundation’s Impact Stories to learn more about how ASME offers educational opportunities, provides career support, and fosters innovation.
Jennifer believes standards are the lynchpin to a digital transformation. In addition to her new position on the ASME IAB, she is co-chair of the ASME MBE Steering Committee. She also serves as a member of the ASME Y14.46 Subcommittee on Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing (AM), ASME Y14.47 Model Organization Practices, and ASME Y14.37 Composite Part Drawings.
ASME established the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) in 1987 to help ensure that ASME programs are relevant and effective for its members in industry and to strengthen the Society’s ties with industry.
The IAB is comprised of industry executives in the C-suites of large, medium, and small companies that employ ASME members. These companies represent the technological diversity aligned with ASME’s five core technology areas: Manufacturing, Pressure Technology, Clean Energy, Bioengineering, and Robotics.
Membership in the IAB requires the representative of the company to attend meetings in-person twice a year. During these meetings, ASME provides industry executives an opportunity to share their engineering insights into areas beyond their specific industry. This allows them to learn how other companies are developing their engineering processes to keep up with new technological developments and to strengthen their own networks.
IAB Member companies also provide their varied perspectives to ASME so ASME can better formulate and execute its vision in support of the profession and improve its global reach in shaping the next generation of engineers.
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business specializing in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, which maintains the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with the hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, and as such, is an expert in multiple CAD packages (e.g., Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor). She holds a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism and is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook. Because standards are the lynchpin to a digital transformation, she also serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.