Michael J. Vinarcik
Citation: No citation is given for this award.
Biography: Michael J. Vinarcik is a quality reliability engineer
for North American Truck Quality, Ford Motor Company, and is nearing
completion of the Ford Motor Company Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
He received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from The Ohio State
University in 1990 and an M.B.A. with distinction from the University
of Michigan in 1997. Mr. Vinarcik founded and chairs the Detroit Engineers
Week Council and worked with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Association to develop a science fair award called The Herbert Hoover
Young Engineer Award.
Mr. Vinarcik has received such honors as: The Engineering Society of
Detroit Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award (1999), TMS Young
Leader Intern (1998), ASM International Detroit Chapter Young Member
of the Year (1997), and the Alpha Sigma Mu (1989). He is active on the
TMS Professional Registration Committee, Young Leaders Committee and
various ASM committees.