Researcher Inducted into Hall of Fame


Van D. Sherrill, visiting researcher at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, has been inducted into the N.C. State University Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 2014 Hall of Fame. The MAE Hall of Fame was established to inspire current students and to celebrate accomplishments of those extraordinary graduates who have used their education to excel in a profession, career, or service.

Nominations are based on professional and service achievement, entrepreneurship and contributions to professional societies. Sherrill is retired from DE Technology Inc., a company that he founded and owned that offered technical, financial, operations and system design consulting services. He had previously served as President and CEO for U.S. manufacturing and sales for a Switzerland-based manufacturing company and prior to that held various management positions for a Scotland-based international manufacturer.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from N.C. State University, Sherrill earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Sherrill is past chairman of the Northern Piedmont Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and prior to retirement was a member of the American Production & Inventory Control Society, the American Society for Quality, the Institute for Management Consultants and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

He is an active member of Rotary International and a past president of The Kernersville Rotary Club. He currently serves as District Chairman and Faculty for the Rotary Leadership Institute. He is a former Governor of the North Carolina District of Toastmasters International and currently serves as president of the Main Stream Toastmasters Club in Kernersville.

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