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Emory Zimmers
Director and Founder of ESC
 
Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University
 
Fellow - Society of Industrial Engineers,  Fellow - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
 
Responsible for the ISE Senior Capstone Course.  Created and teaches the nationally recognized Leadership Development Course and Leadership Minor.  Principal investigator on more than 200 research and technology transfer projects.  Selected for the Robinson Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.
 
BS-Industrial Engineering; BS-Mechanical Engineering; MS-Industrial Engineering; PhD-Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University
 
 
Managing Director and Senior Fellow-Leadership Development Co-founder Millbrook, Inc
 
Achieved exit of this data mining software company
 
Manufacturing experience with P&G and Pepsico. International sales and marketing experience with entrepreneurial companies in U.S. and internationally
 
President-Lehigh University Class of 1974, King-of-Tailgates
 
BS-ChE, Lehigh University; MS-Dynamics of Organizations, University of Pennsylvania

 

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

 

Senior Fellow

Retired COO, Martin Guitar

Founder-Stonegate Consulting: Serving PA family businesses
 
Founder-Drone-based videography and mapping business
 
Off-ice official for the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms
 
BS-Chemistry/Business/Philosophy, University of Scranton: MBA-Operations, University of Scranton

 

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

 

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
 

 

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
 
 
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

 

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

 

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
 
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

 

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

 

Senior Fellow
 
Former Vice President, QuestOne Decision Sciences Corporation - fourteen years from bootstrap to exit.
 
Adjunct Professor–Music Department, Lehigh University
 
Professional harpist- performed with Bernadette Peters, Brian Wilson, Johnny Mathis, etc.
 
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

 

Senior Fellow - Tableau Development

Retired Director-Global Strategic Business Planning & Execution, Janssen R&D Pharma - J&J

Executive experience domestically and internationally 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 and ultra-endurance athlete

BS–Exercise Physiology; University of Liege, Belgium; MSc-Education,  University of Liege, Belgium; 

Postgraduate-Education, University of Liege, Belgium;  MBA-Managed Care, University of Pennsylvania

Master Black Belt Training in Lean Six Sigma

 

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
 

 

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
 

 

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
 

 

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

 

Fellow
 
Former Marketing Director - ViiHealth
 
Marketing and Business Development Consultant
 
BS - Marketing, Bucknell University;  MBA - Lehigh University
 

 

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
 

 

Thomas Brinker
Emeritus  (Available for Consultation)
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

 

Stephen Senkowski
Emeritus
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
Emeritus
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
 

 

Emeritus
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
 

 

Emeritus - 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