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  • 02 Nov 2018 5:00 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)

    Willy Van Overschée was the CEO of CIMCIL from Jan. 2012 until end of 2016. CIMCIL is an independant training center, specialized in workshops and education programs in Operations Management, Lean Management and Supply Chain Management, active internationally for several global enterprises.

    Willy is a former IBM-er, having started in 1977 as a systems engineer, and soon after called towards commercial and management responsibilities. He continued his career in the management team of IBM Europe in various responsibilities for the industrial and distribution markets. He returns to the Benelux in 2005, serving as a member of the executive team, both covering the Industries market and supply chain roles.

    He is a guest professor at the University of Ghent in the Master program in Industrial Management and CIMCIL board member since 1995. He also was a co-founder in the early existence of Möbius Research & Consulting, meanwhile a leading supply chain consulting firm in Belgium.

    He was elected as a full member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Belgium in Engineering, Science and Technology in 1999, where he has been leading several cross-disciplinary academic workgroups in the field of logistics and mobility.

    He co-created the European section of the ASEM association in 2018 and is driving a rapid development in the EU 27 countries.

    Willy (27 juli 1953) is a civil engineer (MSc, 1976), PH Fellow, married, and has two children and two grand-children. Besides his professional interests, he is passionate about contemporary arts and an active leader in cultural societies.


    About the Presidential Award, Local Section

    This award recognizes ASEM Local Section Excellence.

    More information about the award is available here:
    Presidential Award, Local Section

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 26 Oct 2018 4:24 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


    Dr. Daniels is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology of the Old Dominion University. He joined the EMSE faculty on July 25, 2008.

    Dr. Daniels has over 30 years of experience in organizational management and leadership, communications systems, information systems, management consulting, change management, employee and leadership development and quality improvement in both government and commercial enterprises. He has over 20 years of experience in program management for large scale, mission-critical systems; system development lifecycle analysis; planning and implementation; systems engineering; line management and engineering; culture change and management consulting.  He has also served as a senior executive and Vice President for Engineering for a Fortune 500 commercial enterprise.

    He has supported NASA Human Space Flight, Science and Aeronautics Research programs for over 25 years at the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Langley Research Center, the Ames Research Center, the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab. Dr. Daniels also played a key role as a contractor executive in the design, development and implementation of several U.S. national criminal justice information systems.

    Dr. Daniels has extensive experience in assisting organizations in developing and implementing plans to achieve business excellence and culture change. He served for five years as a member of the Board of Senior Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    Prior to his retirement from corporate life, Dr. Daniels currently served as the Director for the Space and Mission Support (SMS) Business Area for Raytheon Information Solutions (RIS). In this capacity, he had overall executive management and leadership responsibility all of the NASA related service business in RIS. The SMS Business Area generated approximately $110 million in annual revenue with over 500 technical professional employees. Dr. Daniels is also a co-founder and chief operating officer of Learning Curve Coalition, Inc. and founder and president of Leadership Dynamics, Inc.

    Dr. Daniels is the founder of the ConITS Leadership Institute. In addition, Dr. Daniels is been a lecturer in the George Washington University Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Graduate Program and currently serves as an adjunct in the Old Dominion University and the Florida Institute of Technology Graduate Engineering Management programs.

    Dr. Daniels is a certified facilitator for Emotional Intelligence, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation – Behavior (FIRO-B®) instrument and is certified as a Leadership Coach. Dr. Daniels is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Certified Professional Engineering Manager (CPEM), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has been certified as a Level 4 Raytheon Program Manager.

    Dr. Daniels is a Member of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), where he is the Southeast Regional Director and a member of the ASEM Board of Directors.

    As a member of the ODU BCET Faculty, Dr. Daniels teaches a wide range of courses, including Engineering Management, Engineering Ethics, Project Management, Project Management Professional Certification Preparation, Advanced Project Management, Agile Project Management, Finance for Engineering Managers, Capital Budgeting, Financial Engineering, Leadership, Organizational Behavior.


    About the Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

    This award recognizes an ASEM member who has provided outstanding service to the Society.

    More information about the award is available here:
    Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 5:00 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)

    Dr. Chamila Kalpani Dissanayake, is currently working as an Instructor at the Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering Department (IMSE) of the Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, TX. She has successfully completed her doctoral degree at the IMSE department of TTU with a major in Systems and Engineering Management and a GPA of 4.00 in August 2017. Before joining the IMSE department at the Texas Tech University, Kalpani earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Major: Production Engineering), and the Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She has also completed the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2016.

    Kalpani has won several awards including the ‘Best Dissertation Award’ at the American Society of Engineering Management(ASEM) conference 2018, the ‘Merl Baker Award for the Best Student Paper’ at the ASEM Annual Conference 2015, the ‘J.T. and Margaret Talkington Fellowship Award 2015/2017’ from TTU, and the ‘Doctoral Degree Scholarship Award from the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka, 2013’.  Kalpani was also honored as the “Banner Bearer for the Graduate School” at the commencement ceremony, August 2017, for her best all-around achievements during the Ph.D. program.

    About the Engineering Management Best Dissertation Award

    To annually recognize the Ph.D. dissertation that makes the most significant contribution to the engineering management field.

    More information about the award is available here:
    Engineering Management Best Dissertation Award

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 5:00 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


    Neal A. Lewis received his Ph.D. in engineering management in 2004 and B.S. in chemical engineering in 1974 from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and his MBA in 2000 from the University of New Haven. He has over 25 years of industrial experience, having worked at Procter & Gamble and Bayer. Neal also has over 12 years of full time academic experience. He was an associate professor at Marshall University and the University of Bridgeport, and is currently teaching at Fairfield University and Oregon State University. Neal is a Fellow of ASEM and a member of ASEE, and is a Certified Professional in Engineering Management.

    About the William Daughton World Headquarters Service Award

    This award recognizes significant contributions to the streamlining, enhancement, or improvement of the day-to-day operations of ASEM world headquarters.

    More information about the award is available here:
    William Daughton World Headquarters Service Award

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 4:36 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


    Dr. Bryan Mesmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Dr. Mesmer was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University.  He completed his Ph.D. in August 2012 at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Mechanical Engineering.  Also at the University at Buffalo, he completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2010) and a dual B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2007).  His research has focused on improving the systems engineering process, particularly for large-scale complex systems.  He uses his background in decision analysis, multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization, system/subsystem modeling, design theory, and value-based design to perform research on topics including: interactions in systems and design; incorporation of end-user models and simulations in design; preference representation and communication; the arts in systems engineering; and integration of new system and design processes in government and industry practice. He is currently the University Lead of the NASA Systems Engineering Research Consortium, leading efforts on the development of systems engineering principles and the integration of modelling techniques.  

    About the Meritorious Service Award, Outstanding Non-Board Member

    Any member who is not currently serving on the ASEM Board of Directors and has contributed outstanding accomplishments to the operation, improvement, and/or recognition of the Society.

    More information about the award is available here:
    Meritorious Service Award

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 4:30 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)

    JESUS N. MATIAS, OFS, ME, CPEM, PMP

    Engr. Jesus N. Matias has spent more than thirty years in the construction business, specializing in general construction and structural steel works.  He is presently engaged in the property development business, engineering project management consultancy, training and lecturing at the Institute of Civil Engineering (University of the Philippines) and the National Engineering Center, and currently serving as   Technical Resources Manager for AMH Philippines, Inc.

    Engr. Matias is a registered mechanical engineer, a certified Project Management Professional, and a certified Professional Engineering Manager.  He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and the Asian Institute of Management.  His fields of specialization are:

    • Structural Steel Design and Construction
    • Engineering Economic Analysis
    • Project Management in the Construction Industry
    • Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis
    • Construction Contracts Management
    • Principles of Effective Leadership, Decision-Making, Communication and Human Relations
    • Business Management and Entrepreneurship

    He has lectured for different companies, and is a regular speaker for the Department of Public Works and Highways and other government agencies.  He has been involved and has instituted academe-industry internship programs for the UP College of Engineering, and is an author of a textbook on Engineering Economy for National Book Store.  He is presently an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).

    Engr. Matias is also a professed brother of the Secular Franciscan Order.  He is a minister for spiritual formation for various prayer groups, a resource speaker on lay Franciscan spirituality and an author of numerous prayer books for St. Pauls Philippines, Claretian Communications Foundation and Paulines Publishing.  He is currently taking graduate studies in Pastoral Ministry and Systematic Theology.  He is also active with his children for the publications of the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

    About the Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

    This award recognizes an ASEM member who has provided outstanding service to the Society.

    More information about the award is available here:
    Frank Woodbury Special Service Award

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 4:00 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


    Larry Mallak
    Professor
    Engineering Management Research Laboratory, Western Michigan University

    Dr. Larry Mallak is an industrial engineer who has spent his career building and using innovative methods to improve organizational systems and design processes, and produce better patient outcomes. His work on Empathic Design is bringing new tools to balance the art and science of new product development, especially in the medical device industry. He’s a Professor of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management at Western Michigan University. Prior to his university appointment, he worked in Charlotte, North Carolina, for Premier Healthcare as a healthcare systems engineer and he has worked as a science reporter for National Public Radio. His work has been featured in numerous outlets, including TEDx, Engineering Management Journal, WORK, and NPR. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.

    About the ASEM Fellow Award

    Nominees who receive majority support from the Fellows are selected as new inductees. No more than five new Fellows are elected in a given year.

    More information about the award is available here:
    ASEM Fellow

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    Link to Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 4:00 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)

    Dr Geert Letens teaches project, process, supply chain, performance and engineering management at the Royal Military Academy and guest lectures on organization development and change at various International Universities and Business Schools.

    Geert is a co-author of the book ‘Six Batteries of Change’ and an internationally recognized speaker on Organization Development and Change and Lean Product Development. As the CEO of TchI-Innovation, He has provided training and consulting services to various Fortune Global 500 companies around the world for almost 20 years.

    As a former president of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), former president of the Society of Engineering and Management Systems, and current President of ASEM Europe he has contributed to the development of the Engineering Management field and the collaboration of Engineering Societies around the world.

    Geert is a research fellow at Vlerick Business School and a visiting research faculty at Virginia Tech.

    About the Bernard R. Sarchet Award

    This is considered to be the highest award given by ASEM. This award recognizes contributions to the Society and to the field of engineering management.


    More information about the award is available here:
    Bernard R. Sarchet Award

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    List of Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 3:30 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


    Professor Simon P Philbin is Director of the Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise at London South Bank University in the United Kingdom (UK). The Institute is focused on driving enterprise into engineering education and industrial practice. Simon joined LSBU in 2018 and previously worked as Director of Programme Management at Imperial College London and Executive Chairman of Imperial College Projects Limited. While at Imperial and over 15 years he held a number of senior roles associated with both pre-award and post-award management of a range of multidisciplinary research areas and programmes.

    Prior to joining Imperial in 2003, he was at the UK Ministry of Defence (DERA) and originally worked in the field of energetic materials. Simon is published across several areas including project management, research & technology management, and chemistry. He has presented at conferences across North America and Asia, and given lectures and seminars at several different universities. Simon holds a BSc (University of Birmingham) and PhD (Brunel University) in chemistry as well as an MBA (Open University Business School). He has experience of working with different industrial sectors, especially defence but also oil and gas, nuclear power, healthcare and pharmaceutical. Plus, he has worked as a commercial consultant for major oil and gas companies.

    Simon currently serves as a Board Member of the American Society for Engineering Management and has been elected as the President of ASEM for 2019/20. Previous academic roles include Visiting Fellow at Imperial College Business School and Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. He has won several academic and best paper awards, served on journal editorial boards and as an external examiner as well as other academic and professional assignments.

    About the ASEM Fellow Award

    Nominees who receive majority support from the Fellows are selected as new inductees. No more than five new Fellows are elected in a given year.

    More information about the award is available here:
    ASEM Fellow

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    Link to Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

  • 23 Oct 2018 3:30 PM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


    Dr. Hiral Shah is a Professor in the Engineering Management graduate program at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Engineering Management from Eastern Michigan University and B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Dr. Shah is a recipient of Frank Woodbury Outstanding Service Award in 2013 and Meritorious Service Award in 2012 from the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). She is a faculty advisor for the ASEM student chapter at St. Cloud State University. She has served on the ASEM Board of Directors as a Regional Director, as an EMBOK Editor, and more recently she is serving as a Publications Director for four major ASEM publications: EMJ, EM Handbook, EMBOK Guide, and EM Practice Periodical. Dr. Shah has been a part of ASEM’s certification exam development and professional development committee wherein she lead the project to publish the third and fourth edition of the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge Guide (EMBOK Guide). The 4th edition of “A Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge” (EMBOK Guide) is translated in Chinese and will also be published in Portuguese language. Dr. Shah also lead the efforts to create and validate questions for the CAEM and CPEM certification exams based on the 3rd and 4th edition of EMBOK Guide using subject matter experts (SMEs). Dr. Shah also conducted a “Role Delineation Study” for the AEM/PEM certification exams in 2015. This study validated the body of knowledge for the Engineering Management profession and helped to develop an exam blueprint for the CAEM and CPEM certification exams. Dr. Shah is currently leading the project to publish the 5th edition of EMBOK Guide. She is also a member of Project Management Institute. Her research interest is in the area of online teaching, curriculum and certification exam development, project management, and lean manufacturing. Dr. Shah is a Certified Enterprise Integrator (CEI), Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

    About the ASEM Fellow Award

    Nominees who receive majority support from the Fellows are selected as new inductees. No more than five new Fellows are elected in a given year.

    More information about the award is available here:
    ASEM Fellow

    A list of past recipients is available here:
    Link to Past Recipients

    NOTE: ASEM wants to recognize all 2018 award winners. If you received an award and did not provide your biographical information, you still can. Please help us by completing this short Google form at https://goo.gl/WULsGW - thank you!

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