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H. Robert Gustafson, Jr. "Gus"

Managing Director and Senior Fellow-Leadership Development 

Co-founder, Millbrook, Inc.

Manufacturing experience with P&G and Pepsico.

International sales and marketing experience with entrepreneurial companies.

President-Lehigh University Class of 1974, King-of-Tailgates

BS-ChE, Lehigh University; MS-Dynamics of Organizations, University of Pennsylvania

 

Victor See "Vic"

Senior Fellow

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral responsible for $7B Navy Space satellite programs 

Senior Vice President:  Major systems/software engineering firm supporting DoD and the Intel Community

Designated Major Program Manager (MPM) Defense Systems Management College, helicopter pilot

BS-Oceanography/Physics, US Naval Academy; MS-Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School

 

Joseph J. Munley, Sr. "Joe"

Senior Fellow

Retired Executive VP-Global Manufacturing, ABEC, Inc.

Thirty-seven years of experience with senior level leadership roles, both domestic and International. Responsible for business management, operations, sales, continuous improvement and product management

BS-Chemistry/Business, University of Scranton

 

Gregory E. Paul "Greg"

Senior Fellow

Retired CTO, Martin Guitar

Founder-Stonegate Consulting: Serving PA family businesses

Founder-Drone-based videography and mapping business

Office official for the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms

BS-Chemistry/Business/Philosophy, University of Scranton: MBA-Operations, University of Scranton

 

Thomas W. Brinker "Tom"
Laks

Senior Fellow-Advanced Analytics

Retired Director- Enterprise & Analytical Solutions, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Led the Decision Sciences, Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Enterprise Value and Transportation Management Program groups. His areas of expertise are operations research, analytics, supply chain modeling, logistics, and IT applications development.

BS-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University; MS-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University

 

Charalambos A. Marangos, PhD "Charalambos"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Founder, Zephyros, Inc.

Operations Research Adjunct Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University

Teaches courses in AutoCAD, Data Analytics, Engineering Statistics, Optimization, Engineering Minor

PhD Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University

 

Laks Srinivasan "Laks"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Co-Founded Return on AI Institute with Tom Davenport to advise and educate enterprises on maximizing economic and social value from Data, Analytics and AI

Formerly, COO, Opera Solutions, an applied AI solutions company with 500+ employees globally; winner of the Netflix Prize and several Kaggle AI competitions
Product and Innovation executive at FICO (NYSE: FICO) and management consultant at Booz, Allen, Hamilton

BS, Electrical Engineering, NIT, India
MBA, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, Wharton

 

William T. Henry "Bill"
Laks

Senior Fellow - Analytics

Founder - pH-Analytics, a consulting firm for corporate improvement using advanced analytics, R and SPSS Programming in clinical/experimental/business modeling

BA-Experimental Psychology, La Salle University;  MA-Agency Psychology,  Kutztown University;  PhD candidate-dissertation accepted in experimental design, Capella University

 

Arthur H. Anderson, Jr. "Art"

Senior Fellow

Retired Director–Global Business Services, Air Products and Chemicals, Co. Responsible for the SAP implementation of the Global Electronics Division
Thirty years of experience in sales and marketing with product and regional P&L portfolios. Assigned corporate leadership roles in customer engagement, e-commerce, and global business services. 

BS-ChE, Syracuse University; MS-ChE, Howard University; MBA-Marketing, City University of Seattle

 

Scott H. Kress "Scott"
Laks

Retired Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Volvo Trucks North America.  Set new records for simultaneously driving revenue growth, profitability, and market share.

Board member of multiple industry and Volvo Parts NA Board of Directors

BS-Management and Marketing, Lehigh University; Harvard Business School Executive Courses-Strategic Negotiations, Competition and Strategy, Global Marketing Strategy

 

Richard K. Ross, Jr.  "Rick"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired National Director, KPMG Transportation/Logistics Consulting Practice

CFO for numerous companies from startups to international construction and manufacturing entities

BS-Economics, Lehigh University; MBA-Lehigh University; Certified Public Accountant

 

Peter J. Rittenhouse "Peter"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired Director of Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Nestle Waters NA

Manufacturing leader with experience in plant start-ups, continuous improvement, cost reduction and high-speed production.

Board Member- Kutztown University; Trustee-Da Vinci Science Center Allentown

BS-Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

 

Bryon D. Boos "Bryon"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired General Manager Northeast Regional Manufacturing, Behr Process 

Increased production from 8 million to 24 million gallons per year to become the largest volume, highest productivity, and lowest cost producer among eight Behr Paint manufacturing facilities.

Co-founder, BoosRock Winery:  Produces 35,000 bottles/year of high-quality wines.

BS-Agriculture, The Ohio State University

 

Richard H. DeMoll "Rich"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired Chief Financial Officer, Dun & Bradstreet and Partner-Deloitte Consulting

Former Partner-EY Consulting Finance Transformation Practice, former Specialist Executive-Deloitte Consulting Blockchain Finance Practice, former Global Managing Director-Hewlett Packer BPO business, former VP Global Finance Solutions & Transformation-IBM Cognitive Process Services

BS-Economics, Lehigh University

 

John G. Englesson "John"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Co-Founder, EVP & Chief Strategic Officer, Integrity Business Services, LLC

Co-Founding Director & Audit Committee Chair-Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley

Co-Owner, Chief Operating Officer & EVP-The Chadwick Family of Telecommunications Companies

BS-Chemistry (Engineering College), Lehigh University; MBA, Lehigh University

 

Cari A. Schmitt  "Cari"
Laks

Fellow

Former Marketing Director - ViiHealth

Marketing and Business Development Consultant

BS - Marketing, Bucknell University;  MBA - Lehigh University

 

Robert S. Thomson, III  "Bob"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired Regional Manager, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA, investing in and monitoring early stage technology companies

Board Member and Chair of the Sustainable Energy Fund

BA-Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania; MS - Mineral Processing Engineering, Pennsylvania State University; MBA - Lehigh University

 

Ira Feinberg "Ira"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired Consulting Partner - head of US Insurance vertical - Tata Consultancy Services, Former senior Partner KPMG Consulting - leading IT Strategy, BPR and Insurance Tech and Ops practice, CEO of angel-funded software firm for process dignostics, former Managing Director of global systems development at Morgan Stanley, former Divisional CIO at Bankers Trust

BS-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University; MS Program - Operations Research Union College

 

Philippe J. Barzin "Phil"
Laks

Senior Fellow - Tableau Development

Retired Director-Global Strategic Business Planning & Execution, J&J

Executive experience in both start-up and Fortune 20 corporations in life sciences, finance and high tech

Dual US and Belgian citizenships, multilingual; former NATO officer; triathlete

Master Black Belt Training in Lean Six Sigma

BS–Exercise Physiology; University of Liege, Belgium; MSc-Education,  University of Liege, Belgium;  University of Liege, Belgium;  MBA-Managed Care, University of Pennsylvania

 

Douglas D. Sunday "Doug"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Former Plant Manager, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Managed over 100 projects and mentored over 500 students at ESC in process improvement, applied statistical process controls, lean/JIT systems, plant simulation and facilities lay-out.

BS-Psychology, Lehigh University; MS-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University

 


Emeritus

Andrea G. Wittchen "Andrea"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Former Vice President, QuestOne Decision Sciences Corporation - fourteen years from bootstrap to exit.

Adjunct Professor–Music Department, Lehigh University

Professional harpist

Named to Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania Convener, Steering Committee, Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network

BMusic - Harp, Jacksonville University; Masters Music - Harp, Eastman School of Music; MBA, Lehigh University; Certificate in Strategic Management, AMA

 

Stephen Senkowski  "Steve"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Retired President, Armstrong Building Products. $1.4 billion in sales, $240 million in profits, 28 factories around the world with 3200 employees.

Board of Directors: National Association of Manufacturers; Design Futures Council; Lehigh University ISE Department; Harvard University Joint Center for Housing

BS-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University

 

Sekar Sundararajan "Sekar"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Melissa and Doug

Mentored hundreds of students in successful industry projects. Saved PA DOT millions of dollars through the AgilePA efforts.

BTech-Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai; MS-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University; Harvard University Course on Finance for Senior Executives

 

Raymond J. Novotny "Ray"
Laks

Senior Fellow-Mechanical Engineering

Retired Vice President-Engineering, Thiokol.

More than 50-years of engineering design experience and holds 36 U.S. patents.

BS-Mechanical Engineering, City College of NY; MS-Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Lawrence R. Butler, P.E. "Larry"
Laks

Senior Fellow

Founder- Butler Engineering and Contracting, Inc.

Adjunct Professor, Lehigh University teaching AutoCAD, Industrial Controls and Fundamentals of Engineering. Lifelong member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

BS-Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University

 

Daniel B. Mulholland "Dan"
Laks

Senior Fellow (deceased)

Retired President, Mallinckrodt Baker.

Achieved a compounded annual growth rate of 25% in company profits during nine years as president.

BS-Finance, Lehigh University; MBA, The Ohio State University