Alumni Magazine Fall 2016 - page 32-33

Fall 2016
Fall 2016
James W. Clark ’89
(MBA), chief
financial officer at HCR Home Care of
Victor, N.Y., received a doctorate degree
in executive leadership from St. John
Fisher College.
Michael S. Anthony ’90
(MBA) has
been promoted to administrative vice
president of M&T Bank after 26 years
with the company.
Ray L. Darling ’90
(CEE) joined SMRT
Architects and Engineers in Latham,
N.Y., as a senior civil engineer.
Brian J. Murrell ’90
(CEE) has been
hired by H2M architects + engineers as
a senior discipline engineer in the civil
engineering department in NYC.
Daniel G. Stec ’90
(ChE) is serving
his second term in the New York State
Assembly. One area of particular
importance in his work is the need to
improve the upstate economy. He also
has kept up his passion for hiking,
completing the Adirondack 46ers!
Thomas Zacharia ’88
Eng Sci) was honored by the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as an AAAS
Fellow. Zacharia is the deputy for science and
technology at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (ORNL).
He was cited “for extraordinary contributions
to developing and applying forefront computational
systems to solve challenging scientific problems,
particularly in materials, and for distinguished
leadership in research administration.”
Zacharia’s term as deputy for science and
technology began in 2009, with a three-year interlude as
executive vice president of research and development
for the Qatar Foundation. Zacharia came to ORNL in 1987
as a postdoctoral researcher and within a few years
was leader of the Materials Modeling and Simulation
group. He became director of the Computer Science
& Mathematics Division in 1998, deputy associate
laboratory director for High Performance Computing from
2000 to 2001 and was founding associate laboratory
director for the Computing and Computational Sciences
Directorate in 2001.
Zacharia led the creation of the Oak Ridge
Leadership Computing Facility, home of Titan, currently
the world’s second fastest supercomputer. He also
established the National Institute for Computational
Sciences at the University of Tennessee, funded by the
National Science Foundation.
He is the author or co-author of more than 100
publications on materials, manufacturing, computing and
energy with an “h-index” of 29 (Google scholar citation).
Mark J. Hart ’91
(MS MS) is named
executive vice president of human
resources and external affairs at Parker
Hannifin Corporation, the global leader
in motion and control technologies,
headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
David T. Faist ’92
(CEE) has joined
McClure Engineering Inc. in Charlton,
Mass., as its new vice president,
focusing on site and civil projects,
stormwater management design and
land use permitting.
Scott T. Mulloy ’92
(EE) has been
appointed chief operating officer/chief
information officer at SCS Direct Inc., a
consumer products company based in
Trumbull, Conn.
Benjamin H. Stein ’92
(EM) has
founded B.H. Stein Company, a startup
ESCo based in Maine offering energy
efficient products, integrated system
solutions, and application engineering
services in Mass., Maine, N.H. and Vt.
Thomas M. Shoen ’93
(Ac) JD is
director of supervision for The Dodd
Group of Northwestern Mutual. Shoen
oversees approximately 400 financial
representatives and employees with
their adherence to state and federal
securities regulations. When he is
not working, he is in his 33
of refereeing hockey and became a
registered yoga teacher in 2012. Shoen
lives in Syracuse with his wife, Lisa, and
their four children.
John J. Bennett ’95
(CE) has joined
Burgess & Niple (B&N) as the director
of civil engineering. B&N has led the
development of infrastructure in rural and
urban regions for over 100 years. Their
work spans the world and ranges from
complex urban renewal projects to finding
potable water for rural, arid villages.
Brian P. Kelly ’95
(CE) has been named
senior project manager at Manning
Squires Hennig, a Batavia-based
commercial construction firm. Since
2005, he has been captain of the West
Webster Fire Department and for the
past two years rescue squad leader for
the Monroe County Special Operations
Unit. Kelly, wife Emily and their two sons
live in Webster, N.Y.
Ralph M. Ford ’87
(ECE) former director
of the School of Engineering and
associate dean for industry and external
relations at Penn State Erie, The Behrend
College, was named chancellor of the
college in January of this year. He had
served as interim chancellor since July
1, 2015. Ford was selected following
a national search. As chancellor, he
will serve as the chief academic and
administrative officer for the college.
“Dr. Ford brings proven leadership
experience in a range of areas, including
strategic planning, academic program
development, business and financial
operations, research and outreach
initiatives and fundraising,” said Madlyn
Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth
Campuses at Penn State. “He has the
vision, energy and collaborative spirit to
move Penn State Behrend into a new era.”
Ford has been with Penn State
since 1994 as a faculty member,
academic program director and senior
administrator at Penn State Behrend.
Before joining academia, Ford
worked as an engineer and researcher
at IBM and Brookhaven National
Laboratory. He also served as a vice
president of the IEEE. He holds a Ph.D.
from the University of Arizona.
Mary D. Petryszyn ’86
(ECE) received
the Global Leadership Award for
outstanding contributions in engineering
and technical management in an
international setting at the Society of
Women Engineers Conference held in
Nashville, Tenn.
Susan M. Reese ’86
(ChE) joins wealth
advisory and investment management
firm Robertson Stephens Advisors LLC as
managing director in San Francisco, Calif.
Christopher W. Roussos ’86
president and CEO of Epic Health Services,
is a recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the
Year® 2016 Award in the Southwest. As
an award winner, Roussos is eligible for
consideration at the national level and then
can compete for the world award.
Michael D. Sauda ’86
(IH) was
reappointed to the Maine Board of
Occupational Safety and Health for a four-
year term by Maine Governor Paul LePage.
Amy J. Villeneuve ’86
(ID) has been
appointed to the board of directors at
4moms, a Pittsburgh-based robotics
company that makes high-tech baby gear.
David J. Cutitta ’88
(ECE) has been
appointed an administrative patent judge
to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office/
Department of Commerce in Alexandria,
Va. He is part of a three-judge panel that
provides expedited trials and review
of disputed matters concerning patent
validity. Cutitta lives in Chevy Chase, Md.,
with his wife, Irene, and two sons.
Allison M. Wollen ’88
(MBA) joined Loretto
as vice president of human resources in
Syracuse, N.Y. Loretto is a comprehensive
continuing care organization which provides
a variety of healthcare services for adults of
all ages throughout Central NewYork.
Wayne R. Guay ’89
(ID) has affiliated
with Cornerstone Research and brings
many years of experience in various
court settings, as well as expertise on
executive compensation and valuation to
the firm. He is a professor of accounting
at the Wharton School of Business,
University of Pennsylvania. In addition to
his teaching and researching position,
Guay is the co-editor of the Journal of
Accounting and Economics and has
served on the editorial boards of several
other journals.
Jean-Marc B. Champagne ’95
has joined World Wide Fund for Nature,
a conservationist foundation, and will be
working to convince money managers
across Asia to invest in environmentally
friendly companies.
Andrew P. Hider ’99, ’00
(EM, MBA) has
been named president and COO of the
Taylor Made Group based in Gloversville,
N.Y. He resides in Saratoga Springs with
his wife and two children.
In 2010, Thomas Zacharia ’88 was the inaugural speaker for the New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished
Lectureship Series at Clarkson.
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