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Pakistani engineer named Asia Pacific regional leader by ASME

LAHORE: A mechanical engineer from Lahore has been appointed as the Region Leader for Asia Pacific by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Usman Bin Younos is the youngest ever to serve in such a capacity as well as the only South Asian to ever lead in this role. Usman is based in Lahore and is a graduate of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET). He comes from a family of engineers as his siblings are mechanical engineers and his father is a mining engineer.

Usman has been affiliated with ASME for more than 15 years and has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the society in the past years with a very diverse set of experiences. Usman said it is a tremendous responsibility to lead the largest and most diverse region of the society.

“It’s not an easy job to follow in the legacy of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Henry Ford, and the like who have all been ASME members. There is a huge potential and great opportunities in our region to serve the engineering community,” he said.

He said his vision is to help advance the engineering and scientific communities in the region to support mankind through technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

He said engineers have a great responsibility to shape the future of our planet have been doing so for centuries and the world owes a great deal to the engineering profession in every aspect of life.

He said engineering advancements have been made possible with space travel, air travel, smartphones, communication, nanotechnology, robotics, medical devices and the effort to solve the challenges of mankind continues.

The ASME is one of the biggest engineering associations of the world and the largest mechanical engineering society in the world with over 100,000 Members and a presence in 140 countries.

Founded in 1880, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of engineers in society.

ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

ASME recently formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE), a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community.