SME Chapter 216 is the premier professional society in the Lower Hudson River Valley. It brings together the local manufacturing community and manufacturers to explore advanced manufacturing concepts and supports our existing manufacturing base. Chapter 216 is also in the forefront to attract new manufacturers to the area. We support including manufacturing concepts in the local educational curriculum. We strive to recruit young manufacturing professionals and students of manufacturing into our society.


By seeking and maintaining alliances with other actively involved local professional societies and educational institutions, Chapter 216 will make information on emerging technologies available to our members. Through these alliances we will promote education for careers in technical fields in general and manufacturing in particular.



Chapter Chair

Reza Chuback
Email: rc2009@verizon.net
Phone: 718-694-4746

Nancy Figueredo, LBC
Email: nancy@jvmcontractingcorp.com
Phone: 347-821-8634

Roman Windas P.E., CMfgE
Phone: 914-490-8762

Mike Allen
Email: mike@fenbar.com
Phone: 914-769-5506


Our Events


  • Social Security Administration "My Account" Hijacked

    A Chapter 216 SME member received a letter from Social Security Administration on May 19, 2016 stating:

    “As you requested on May 12, we changed your direct deposit information...”

    They immediately called SSA to report they had not requested the change. They were directed to their local SSA office where a report was initiated. The May payment was not received until the end of July. More than five trips to the local SSA office were necessary.

    A SSA “myaccount” had not been set up by this person. A call was made to the SSA 800-772-1213 and the menu item “Help Desk” was selected. The agent walked the person through setting up a new account. She also made a direct deposit of the missing amount which showed up on the member’s bank statement three days later.
    Should you set up a SSA “myaccount”?
    Checkout the SSA link at


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