Bill Holmes (ME) authored the article Energy
Monitoring 2.0: How the Web Will Save Our Bacon published this
August on Sustainable Planet, a website devoted to advancing the
sustainability of manufacturing on a global basis. It includes
references to classmates Dick Osborn and Jim Grundy. Bill founded
Holmes Energy LLC and developed the AutoPilot Monitoring System in
1979. He is the recipient of a Department of Energy Award for
Energy Innovation and was named Indiana Energy Manager of the Year
in 1990. He is now finishing his doctorate in industrial
engineering and management at Oklahoma State University.
Robert Casey (ME) is Curator of Transportation at
the famous Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. He has
supervised a makeover of the museum's Automobile in American Life
exhibit, one of the most significant exhibitions of its kind in the
world. Driving America is a new part of the exhibit, opening in
time for the Detroit Auto Show in January. Rose-Hulman will be a
part of this new section-thanks to Bob's efforts-as it will include
a photo of an electric-powered Commuta Car that was renovated by
Rose- Hulman senior Chad Conway. The photo features Chad taking his
date to the prom in the car.
Chris Georgakas (ECON/ MA), senior vice president
of investments for Wells Fargo Advisors, has been designated a
member of the firm's "Premier Advisors Program," a distinction that
reflects Chris' achievement of professional success through a
consistent commitment to client service. This program represents
the best of the best of advisors at Wells Fargo Advisors. He has
been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors for three years
and has 25 years of experience in the brokerage industry. He lives
in Bellbrook, Ohio.
Patrick Noyes (ME) received Rose-Hulman's Honor
Alumnus Award at Homecoming. He is the founder, president and chief
executive officer of Grenadier Energy Partners. He formerly was
chairman and president of Stroud Energy, and vice president for
Mitchell Energy Company. See photo on page 40.
Richard W. Butwin (CE) has returned to Ghafari
Associates as vice president of Indiana operations. His 30 years of
experience in the A/E industry encompasses leadership and
management experience for a variety of manufacturing, commercial,
transportation, government, and gaming projects. He previously
spent more than 15 years at Ghafari's Michigan headquarters and
Erik Jansen (EE) is the newest member of the U.S.
Mint's Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, an 11-member national
panel which helps determine how money looks. Find out more on page
Jud Alexander (ME) has been promoted to the newly
created position of executive vice president of Continental Fan
Manufacturing Inc. He will direct the engineering and marketing
departments, along with the sales and customer service portfolios.
He joined the company in 2004 and has more than 25 years of
experience in the HVAC industry with Continental Fan, Trane, Titus,
and Penn Ventilation. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.
Chester Crow (EE) received the Honor Alumni Award
from the Alumni Association for his career achievements and support
of his alma mater. Crow is president of PowerSource and opened the
new venture Quantum Development Corp. He has supported the
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's algae biodiesel research
Doug Carlton (ME) has been promoted to vice
president of standards for Click Bond, Inc., being in charge of the
engineering and drafting department. He has been with the company
since 1992. He is a member of the National Aerospace Standards
Committee and Aerospace Fastener Standards Advisory Committee.
Ed Sammond (CE) is business development manager
for Whitford's Flexible Finishes- North America division. Whitford
is the maker of the world's largest line of fluoropolymer coatings.
Ed has more than 25 years of experience in automotive technical and
business areas. He spent six years overseas, dividing his time
between Japan and Europe. This time abroad helped him to understand
international business methods and culture, as well as becoming
fluent in Japanese.
Marshall Goldsmith ('70, MA), a world authority
in helping successful leaders get even better, has written another New York Times
best-selling business book, MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep
It, and How to Get It Back When You Lose It! It builds off the
success of his What Got You Here Won't Get You There
(2007), winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the
Year. Marshall has been recognized as one of the 15 most
influential business thinkers in the world by The (London)
Times and Forbes, and the American Management
Association named him as one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who
have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years. He
has regular blogs at HBR.org, BusinessWeek.com and HuffingtonPost.com. ■
Rob Tiller (ChE) was awarded the 2011 Halford
Award for Leadership in Humane Education by the South Carolina Area
Health Consortium, through the Medical University of South
Carolina. The award recognized Tiller for outstanding contributions
as a role model and teacher of family medicine to students and
residents in training for careers in primary health care in South
Carolina. He has been a professor of family medicine for the past
10 years at the Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency
program in Greenwood, S.C. He earned his medical degree from
Scott Jaeger (EE) was recognized for serving as
immediate past chairman of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce's
Board of Directors. He is general manager of Toyota of Terre
Chris Shadday (ChE) has been appointed
president of Viance, a joint venture between Rockwood Holdings and
The Dow Chemical Company. It specializies in microbial control
technologies for the treated wood market segment. He formerly was
business segment manager at Rohm and Haas.
Bob Jacobs (ChE) has been named vice president of
North America brand management for Sheraton and Westin Hotels by
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. He is overseeing
marketing, advertising, brand management and strategic positioning
for Starwood's two largest, upper-upscale brands in the United
States and Canada. Find out more on page 35.
Chad Elmore (CHEM) has been promoted to global
head of isotope chemistry for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. He is
responsible for the coordination of the preparation and use of
compounds labeled with stable isotopes and longlived radioactive
isotopes. Chad and his family have relocated to MöIndal,
Ed Fancher (ME) was the 30th recipient of the
Lugar Energy Patriot Award, presented by U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.
Fancher founded Energy Management Solutions, which provides
monitoring and measuring services for commercial and industrial
clients. Lugar saluted Fancher's leadership and initiative in
taking action to improve America's energy security. See photo on
Rob Rogers (CE) was recently awarded a second
patent for software relating to synchronizing 4D technology and
Global Positioning System networks. He is an independent software
Rich Miller (ME) has joined the faculty at the
University of Dallas as a tenure-track professor in operations
management. He is the coordinator for the supply chain
concentration in the university's MBA program. He earned his Ph.D.
in operations management from Cleveland State University in
Eric Haenlein (CE) received Rose-Hulman's Honor
Alumni Award during homecoming. He has been an award-winning
project manager for Indianapolis-based Wessler Engineering. He was
a founding member and pastpresident of the Rose-Hulman Alumni
Association's Young Alumni Council. See photo on page 40.
Dustin Sapp (CPE) was recognized as a
Distinguished Young Alumnus during Rose-Hulman's homecoming. He is
an Indianapolis-based entrepreneur whose latest venture is
TinderBox. See photo on page 40.
Kyle Allen (ME/ECON) is assistant professor of
biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. He is building
a new research program in musculoskeletal disease and pain. Kyle
formerly was assistant research professor at Duke University after
earning his Ph.D. in bioengineering from Rice University in
Alison Bailey (EE) received Rose-Hulman's Honor
Alumni Award during homecoming. She is a flight test engineer for
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, earning over 2,000 flight
hours on experimental aircrafts. She received Northrop Grumman's
Presidential Award for Excellence for her work in delivering
aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force. See photo on page
Daniel Gallagher (ME) is now the manager of
proposal development at Raytheon Technical Services Company in
David Honan (CE, '05) has combined his love of
trains, engineering, and photography into an award-winning hobby.
He won first-place honors in Trains Magazine's 2009
Photography Contest and placed runner up in 2010. This first-place
photo, "Bridging the Gap" (right), depicts "an engineering solution
for overcoming an obstacle," according to Honan, rail project
engineer for HDR Engineering in the northwest United States. He
captured the photo after driving into the heart of the Cascade
Range, directly into the path of a blizzard headed for Stevens
Pass. He originally intended to capture night images in the snow
around the Foss River Bridge above Skykomish, Wash. Long after
sunset, David waited for the night's third eastbound train when he
was amazed to realize at 9:30 p.m., in the midst of a blizzard,
that a three-quarter moon had turned every snow flake into a tiny
mirror. This set the scene aglow with a diffused grey light. A few
minutes later, an eastbound train burst out of the trees, its
headlights infusing the freshly-fallen snow with a golden glow.
Honan has received several honorable mention awards in the
Australian Powerhouse Museum's Trainspotting Photo Contest and
regional Puget Sound Photo Contest. See more of David's outstanding
photography work at flickr.com/photos/dwhonan.
Jeff Keacher (EE) has taken his love of hockey on
a cross country journey to play a hockey game in all 50 states, as
well as Canada's 10 providences, before Christmas. He began the
journey on June 20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Keacher, who earned a
master's degree from Stanford, abandoned a software consulting
business (and $125,000 annual salary) for his personal goal. "I
wish more people would make the opportunity for themselves and do
things like this instead of having it be a wish," he told the
St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Christopher I. Meyer (ChE) earned his a law
degree from Washington University's Law School in May. He has
joined the intellectual property practice group of Dinsmore &
Shohl in Dayton, Ohio. Chris also has a master's degree in
biomedical engineering (2006).
Dianna (Artigue) Overmyer (ChE) is a project
engineer at Clarke Engineering in Fishers, Ind. She and her
husband, Kyle Overmyer (ME, '09), live in Indianapolis.
Dave Olecki (ME) earned an MBA from the
University of Notre Dame in May and is now a product manager for
Nick Snyder (ME) is the lead engineer for
IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He
started the 2011 IndyCar season as engineer for driver Mike Conway
with Andretti Autosport and was engineer for Tony Kanaan with
Andretti in 2010.
Joe Steinocher (ME) was promoted to plant
manager for Schreiber Foods at Richland Center, Wis. He formerly
was an expansion/production team leader at the company's plant in
Shippensburg, Pa. He also received the company's President's
Leadership Award in 2009.
James Baxter (ME) has started pilot training at
the U.S. Air Force base in Enid, Okla. He is flying five days a
week in a joint class alongside Marines and Navy pilot trainees in
preparation for a cross-country trip and completion of first phase
training in November. He hopes to graduate and earn his official
wings in June. See photo on page 37.
John Harmon (ME) received his MBA from the
University of South Carolina in May.
Matthew Lovell (CE) has returned to Rose-Hulman
as assistant professor of civil engineering. He earned a master's
degree and Ph.D. at Purdue University, where he helped manage the
George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation.
Robert Baldwin (CE) passed the new 16-hour
Structural Exam. He is now qualified as a professional engineer and
Brendan McKiernan (BE) earned Rose-Hulman's
Distinguished Young Alumni Award during homecoming. He teaches math
to inner-city youth in New Orleans through Alliance for Catholic
Education program. See photo on page 40.
Gregory Dopka (CPE) was one of 48 referees
selected for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in
Phoenix- out of 140,000 registered referees in the U.S. Soccer
Federation. He was also one of 30 referees invited to the FIFA
Member Association course in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer
Federation's Development Academy Finals. Greg hopes to become a
FIFA and Major League Soccer referee.
Kyle Overmyer (ME) is a mechanical engineer at
Moore Engineers in Carmel, Ind. He and his wife, Dianna (Artique,
'04, ChE), reside in Indianapolis.
EJ Oruche (BE), John McLaughlin (BE) and
Kyle Rawn (ChE) are first-year Robert E. Orr
Fellows, learning about entrepreneurship and small-business
practices at Indiana companies. Oruche and McLaughlin are spending
the next two years at Scale Computing, while Rawn is at Fifth Gear.