Alumni Magazine Summer 2014 - page 39-40

Summer 2014
Summer 2014
also turns out high-end electronic
cigarettes and firearm components.
Michelle F. Mattick ’89
(Ac) has been
hired as vice president of finance at
RES Exhibit Services LLC, a full-service,
in-house trade show exhibit design and
fabrication company. She is a CPA in the
state of New York and adjunct professor
at the Simon Graduate School of Business,
University of Rochester. Mattick and her
family live in Victor, N.Y.
Jeffrey Olvert ’89
(ID) has been inducted
into the Canton Central Athletic Hall of
Fame. He was an outstanding three-sport
athlete: baseball, soccer and hockey. Olvert
is an executive vice president of Sales and
Marketing for Lytron Inc. and resides in
North Grafton, Mass., with wife Kelly and
their three daughters.
Lee R. Carman ’90
(Mgt) has been
elected as the new minority leader of
the Albany County Legislature, serving
his third term. Carman is the senior
vice president of lending for Kinderhook
Bank. He and his wife, Becky, live in
Guilderland, N.Y., with their two children.
Paul R. Tolley ’90
(ME) is the executive
director of the Smart System Technology
and Commercialization Center (STC) in
Canandaigua, N.Y.
Meredith V. Daniels ’91
(CEE) has been
hired by DBM Contractors Inc., Seattle,
Wash., as a senior project manager.
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Michael J. Beaver ’89
(ID) has been
hired as senior vice president, Home
Delivery, at Zenith Global Logistics,
a supply chain logistics provider
specializing in home furnishings.
Kenneth N. Lalonde ’89
(ME) is a
Heuvelton native and president of
Five Star Tool Company in Rochester,
N.Y., a company he and wife Renee
purchased in 2003. The company
specializes in cutting tools that are used
in manufacturing plants operated by GM,
Chrysler, Boeing and Alcoa in addition
to smaller manufacturers. The company
Amy Castronova ’04
(IE&M), president
and CEO of Novatek Communications,
has been named the 2013 Business
Persons of the Year by the Small
Business Council of Rochester.
Ilmars B. Rimsevics ’92
has been re-elected by Latvian
lawmakers as central bank Governor.
He has become a voting member of
the European Central Bank as Latvia
adopted the euro on January 1, 2014.
Jerauld C. Adams ’93
(CE) is looking
for a new project in Central Falls Rhode
Island. As chairman of the board of
trustees of the Central Falls library, he
helped save the library from closure
during bankruptcy and prepared a
five-year operating plan to keep it open.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has appointed
Adams vice chairman of the new board
of directors in charge of the state
Economic Development Corp.
Eric P. LaCoppola ’93
(ME) has been
named president of Environment One
Corp. in Niskayuna, N.Y., an operating
company of Precision Castparts Corp.
with corporate headquarters in New
York and regional offices and distribution
throughout the industrialized world.
In the last two decades, the
O’Hern/Rieder family
has had nine members
graduate or are currently attending Clarkson. They gathered for a reunion last
summer! (Back row, l-r) Gregory Rieder ’86 (EE), Michael Rieder ’90 (EE), Reisha
(Gray) Rieder ’89 (Mgt), Brian O’Hern ’88 (EE). (Front row, l-r) Daniel Rieder ’12
(CE), Raychel Rieder ’14 (IE&M), Scotlynne Rieder ’16, Tracy O’Hern (ChE) ’16,
Christal O’Hern ’17 (Engineering Studies).
Scott J. Filion ’91
(ID) has been
appointed executive vice president
of sales and marketing at HOSTING, a
leading provider of managed cloud and
database administration services.
Daniel B. Ward ’91
(EE) is a
lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force
with three engineering degrees and
two decades of experience researching,
developing and fielding military
equipment. His previous assignments
include the Air Force Research Lab, the
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency,
the Pentagon and International Security
Assistance Force Headquarters in
Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2012, he received
the Bronze Star for his service in
Afghanistan. He lives in Massachusetts
with his wife and two daughters.
Michael J. Babilot ’92
(EM), Lt. Col.,
Marine Corps, has been promoted to
deputy comptroller of the U.S. Marine
Corps Forces Europe and Africa
Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.
Robert P. Fischmann ’94
Manufacturing Systems) has been
appointed to the newly created position
vice president of operations at Caliber
Imaging & Diagnostics.
Todd L. Phillips ’94
(Ac) has accepted
the position of associate controller at
Michael L. Sarafin ’94
(AE) will lead
the Exploration Flight Test #1 (EFT-1)
mission of the new Orion capsule from
Mission Control in Houston as the flight
director. He has been working on the
project for more than two years.
Juan C. Martinez ’95
(Ac) has accepted
a position as vice president of Strategic
Communications at Sesame Workshop,
the educational nonprofit that produces
Sesame Street.
Stephen J. Wilkinson ’95
(MBA) has
joined Centurion Minerals Ltd. board
of directors. Centurion is focused on
exploration and development of gold and
precious metal projects in Southeast Asia.
Timothy S. Jensen ’97
(ChE) has been
named the senior product manager for
engineered solders at Indium Corp.
Brad E. Beechler ’00, ’02
(Ph) received
his Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Planetary
Sciences at the University of Colorado
at Boulder. He did a year-long postdoc
at NOAA’s earth systems research lab
working on data assimilation techniques.
After a few years at a startup venture
Precision Wind, which did wind energy
forecasting, Beechler accepted a
research scientist position at Vaisala.
Nicholas Strom-Olsen ’00
has been promoted to vice president
at Berkshire Bank. Strom-Olsen is a
financial advisor with Commonwealth
Financial Network. He also has been
named in 2014 a “Top Next Gen
Independent Broker/Dealer Advisor”
by REP. magazine.
Jason A. Tracy ’00
(CE) is an assistant
project manager at Lane Construction.
He is one of three key engineers
involved in the construction on two
major road projects to reduce traffic
congestion and enhance safety on the
I-485 widening and building of the
flyover bridge in Ballantyne, N.C.
Amy Lane Rusiecki ’01
(CE) is a
competitive ultra-runner sponsored
by Inov8 running shoes. In summer
2013, she raced in the IAU World
Championships in North Wales,
completing the 45-mile run for 15
place. Rusiecki was the first American
woman and earned an invitation to the
World Long Distance Mountain Running
Championships in Poland a month later.
When she is not running, she is assistant
superintendent of operations at Amherst
Public Works in Western Massachusetts.
Beth (Lachut) Spiess ’01
(ChE) has
been working at Northrop Grumman’s
Space Park in Redondo Beach, Calif.,
where she leads technical teams
to ensure various payloads will be
successfully accommodated on host
Devon R. Watson ’01
(MIS) has been
promoted to vice president, New
Business & Solution Incubation, at
Diebold, a $2.8B financial services and
security company. He joined Diebold
in 2012 and is on the chief innovation
officer’s staff leading global R&D.
Jill A. Cuppernell ’03
(CE) has joined
the engineering department at Aubertine
and Currier. She is a certified stormwater
technician and performs a majority of the
firm’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Plan inspections on Fort Drum, N.Y., and
in surrounding areas.
Dongying Qian ’03
(PhD ChE) and
Wei Chen ’06
(PhD ME) are a Clarkson
couple who are both scientists. Qian
works at CB&I Lummus Technology
developing a diverse line of chemical
technologies that use reliable, versatile
and environmentally clean processes
and Chen is at Bristol-Myers Squibb in
drug product science and technology.
Justin M. Stinnett-Donnelly ’03
has completed his residency in internal
medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care
and has joined the Central Vermont
Medical Center Hospitalist team. During
his residency program, Dr. Stinnett was
the winner three years in a row of the
Vermont Resident Research and Quality
Improvement Competition and received the
Ellsworth Amidon Award for Outstanding
Proficiency in Internal Medicine.
Samuel St. John ’03
(ChE) graduated
with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering
from the University of Cincinnati in
December 2013.
Gerlinde Wolf ’11, ’13
(EnvE, MS EvSE) and
Nate Gilbraith ’10, ’12
(EnvE, MS EvSE) enjoying the beach while on vacation in Portugal.
Roxanne (Larcher) Gore ’96, ’97
(MKT SS, MS Mgt Sys) Larcher’s
career has taken an interesting path.
She was a senior leader at one of the
GE businesses, to a vice president of
marketing at a real estate investment
firm, to an entrepreneur of owning
her own dance and fitness studio.
For the past decade, she has
traveled the world as a professional
belly dancer, choreographer and
teacher. In 2012, she wrote and
published the first volume of her
book Confessions of a Belly Dancer:
Secrets of the Hieroglyph ©, which
was adapted to a full-length theatrical
production. The debut sold out at the
Chicago Paramount Theater and
premiered Off Broadway last October.
John M. Wicke ’92
(BA) has been appointed director
of Strategic Alliances at SUNY Potsdam. He will focus
on the college’s effort, to capitalize on Gov. Andrew
Cuomo’s Start-Up N.Y. economic initiative, which will
provide major tax incentives for businesses to locate
in the North Country. Wicke joined the college in 2011
as a development officer, a job he will keep in addition
to his new duties.
Stacey Falzarano ’88
(ID) has been
named senior director of Human
Resources at RSG, headquartered in
White River Junction, Vt.
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