2015 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Tim Dickson with Penn State industrial engineering students.
 

Outstanding Engineering Alumni

The Outstanding Engineering Alumni (OEA) Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement. The following are the OEA Award honorees from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

2016

Miranda Keeney (’91 M.S. I E and O R, ’96 Ph.D.)
Keeney is a senior government consultant at LMI, a nonprofit that brings together experts from a variety of professional and technical fields to solve the government management issues. She has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of engineering and senior management positions. Keeney served as the chief of the Logistics Domain Division and as a senior policy advisor to the director of the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, a Field Operating Agency of the Army G-4 and she spent the first 10 years of her career at the Navy Fleet Material Support Office. Keeney has been honored with numerous DOD civilian service awards, including the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2008, the highest Department of the Army civilian employee award presented by the Secretary of the Army (SA); Meritorious Civilian Service Awards in 2003 and 2010, the second highest award given by the SA; and the Navy Fleet Material Support Office Woman of the Year Award in 1985.

2015

Tim Dickson (’92 I E)
Dickson is the vice president of front office information technology (IT) at Motorola Solutions. Prior to his appointment at Motorola, Dickson was the executive director and chief information officer (CIO) for emerging technologies and user experience at Dell, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic adoption of emerging technologies and improving the IT experience of Dell employees. Dickson also created and led the Channel IT and IT mergers and acquisitions integration teams at Dell before being promoted to CIO. He has over 20 years of software industry and leadership experience including a combined 10 years of service at IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and i2 Technologies in various software development and IT leadership roles.

2014

Mark Carbeau (’82 I E)
Carbeau is the CEO of Diagnostyx, a company that empowers patients and caregivers with real-time visibility to health status and drug compliance. Prior to Diagnostyx, he served as CEO and chairman of PolyRemedy, president and CEO of HyperMed, Inc., and president of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI). At KCI, Carbeau reinvigorated the advanced wound care business by growing revenues from $650 million to $950 million and expanding company profits by 62 percent over 20 months. He began his career in the manufacturing and marketing areas with Eli Lilly and The Boston Consulting Group, where he served as founder and managing director of CM Partners, a corporate development and strategy firm.

2013

Gregory Lucier (’86 I E)
Lucier is the chief CEO of Life Technologies Corporation, a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition with innovative life science products. In 2003, he was appointed CEO of Invitrogen Corporation and five years later Invitrogen merged with Applied Biosystems, a manufacturer of research laboratory reagents and genetic sequencing instruments, to form Life Technologies Corporation. The firm’s systems, consumables, and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life better.

2012 

Leslie D. Shuman (’85 I E)
Shuman is the director of strategy and planning for the Global Aerospace, Industrial, and Ground Transportation of Alcoa. She joined Alcoa in 1985 as a sales representative and has worked in nearly all aspects of the business during her tenure with the company. She has held leadership positions in customer service, production planning, operations, ABS, and scrap procurement.

2011

William Seibel (’73 I E)

Seibel is founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mobiquity, a professional services firm focused on delivering mobile Internet solutions to major enterprises. He is also CEO of Gumball LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in helping executives grow their companies rapidly and effectively. Additionally, he is executive chairman of LogMatrix and currently serves on the boards of Cardinal Resources, OnPlane, CAC, Profitect, Aprigo, and Concordant.

2010 

Tom Lucas (’76 IE)
Lucas is the vice president of Alliance Medical Products, a company he started with business partner Juan Valdes. Prior to the creation of Alliance Medical Products, Lucas worked for IOLAB, a division of Johnson and Johnson, was plant manager for Goody Products, and site manager for Bausch and Lomb.

2009

Susan O. Schall B.S. (’82 I E, ’86 M.S., ’88 Ph.D.)
Schall is president of SOS Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience delivering improved performance through strategic process improvement. She has broad experience in engineering, statistical, and business process improvement methodologies including Six Sigma, team-based problem solving, lean manufacturing, quality management systems, operations assessment, and strategic planning.

2008

Paul M. McConnaughey (’60 I E)

2007

Jerry Goldress B.S. (’53 I E, ’54 M.S.)

2006

Susan Sinclair (’93 I E)

2005

Edward M. Kasody (’60 I E) 

2004

John J. Mikita (’67 I E) 

2003

Peter R. Dal Pezzo (’68 I E)

2002

John M. Bergey (’56 I E)

2001

Harold W. Gehman, Jr. (’65 I E)

2000

Norbert P. Gaelen (’47 I E)

1999

David W. Grzelak (’71 I E) 

1998

Harold J. Marcus (’49 IE)

1997

William R. Bastian (’47 IE) 

1996

W. Ronald Hoopes (’55 I E)

1995

Kenneth S. Moffit (’55 I E)

William M. Ramsey (’78 I E)

1994

William B. Korb (’62 I E)

William C. Wehmer (’59 I E) 

1993

John M. Samuels, Jr. (’68 M.S., ’72 Ph.D.)

Thomas P. Woolaway (’54 I E)

1992

Edwin R. Kohn, Jr. (’54 IE)

John W. Smidansky (’51 IE) 

1991

Herbert Graves (’50 I E)

Fred Breidenbach (’68 I E)

1990

Michael Brunner (’55 IE)

Edward B. Bryant (’63 IE)

John J. Yeosock (’59 IE)

1989

Fred Montanari (’56 I E)

Benjamin W. Niebel (’39 I E, ’49 M.S.)

1988

James H. Lewis (’55 I E)

T.C. McDermott (’51 I E)

1987

Thomas B. Derr (’60 I E, ’61 M.S.)

Howard Hagler (’49 I E)

1986

R. William Happel (’69 I E)

1985

Theodore Jackson (’54 I E)

William Weiss (’51 IE)

1978

Charles L. Miller ('53 I E)

1977

Daniel G. Meckley (’45 I E)

1968

Robert S. Bogar (’39 I E)

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