- Ran design program at Parsons School of Design.
- First published by 'Industrial Design' magazine
- 'Notes From Under the Drawing Board.'
- Editor-in-chief of 'Industrial Design' now
- Industrial designer - designed a car, people
mover, automatic banking system, airport passenger handling systems,
machine tools, exhibits, furniture, graphics.
- Designed 'The Expanding Universe' for West
Hartford's Children's Museum. *'Whole Museum Catalogue' for American
Museum of Natural History, NY.
- Consultant with
the New York State Council on the Arts played a key design role
in 'Harlem On My Mind' at Metropolitan Museum.
- Dean of Art and Design School at Pratt Institute.
- Wrote Rocketship, a Harper & Roe young
- Wrote The Robot Book for Harcourt Brace.
- Editor and spokesperson for 'Omni' magazine
- Wrote 'Automation' paper on John Diebold for
World Future Society.
- Major speaker for New Line Cinema on science
- White papers on information technology, automation
- Author and curator of 'The Robot Exhibit' at
The American Craft Museum, NY. This exhibit toured U.S.
- Editor-in-chief of 'Automation News.'
- Editor-in-chief of 'Managing Automation' magazine.
- Lectured in Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic
on information technology and automation.
- Author of the 'Integrated Manufacturing Map'
- Wrote "The Ultimate Robot" recently published
- Chairman of the Automation Hall of Fame.
- Interviewed for History Channel's 'Timeline:
- 'Next' column for 'Managing Automation'
- Write for 'Inbound Logistics' on supply chain
- Consult with several manufacturing software
- Appeared History Channel series 'Most'- interview
- Wrote a Random House book on robots.
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Robert P. Collins
Mr. Collins is currently the CEO of Capstone
Partners Inc., where he provides consulting services for companies
requiring expertise in international business development and/or operational
efficiency improvements. He is the former Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Scott Technologies, the world's leading provider of air
breathing systems and airborne oxygen systems. From 1987 until May
of 1998 he was President and CEO of GEFanuc Automation Corp., a joint
venture between GE and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan, a company that specializes
in the development and manufacture of specialized computers and software
for the automation and monitoring of a broad variety of production
machinery and processes.
Prior to that
he was the Vice President of GE's Automation Controls Operation
located in Charlottesville Va and held a variety of positions with
GE's aerospace and technology businesses during his 38 years of
experience. He has authored over 60 articles on the subject of utilizing
automation technology tightly coupled with human resource systems
for the improvement of manufacturing efficiencies.
He has previously served on numerous boards of
companies located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He currently serves
on the Board of Advisors of CSE Ltd. located in Singapore, Questra
Corporation, and DataSweep Corporation of the U.S. He served previously
as an advisor to the Engineering School of the University of Virginia,
the Virginia Manufacturers Association and as Chairman of NEMA's
Automation Division as well as on the Board of Governors of NEMA.
E. Exley Jr.
BA Weslyan University 1952
MBA Columbia Business School 1954
Burroughs Corp. 1954-76
- Financial Analyst 1954-56
- Supervisor Operations
- Manager Financial Analysis 1958-60
- Controller Office Products Group 1960-63
- Corporate Controller 1963-66
- Vice President & Group Executive 1966-70
- Vice President Finance 1970-73
NCR Corp. 1976-91
- President & member of the Board of Directors
- Chairman of the
Board and CEO 1985-91
- Retired 1991
At various times, member of the Board of Directors
of Burroughs Corp. (now Unisys), Owens Corning Co., Bank
One Corp., Merck & Co.
Trustee Wesleyan University
Trustee A.W. Mellon Foundation.
Tony Friscia is Founder and President and CEO of AMR Research. He
focuses on research strategy, the quality of the company's research
and services, and new business development. Under Tony's leadership,
AMR Research has become the leading provider of industry-specific
research and analysis on technology-led business processes like supply
chain management, customer management, enterprise management, business-to-business
commerce, and all underlying enabling technologies.
to founding AMR Research in 1986, Tony held a variety of management
positions within technology product companies and leading market
analysis and consulting firms. He started his career at IBM in the
Systems Communication Division in Kingston, NY, in 1978.
He is a graduate of Vassar college.
Mary L. Good
Dr. Mary L. Good is the Professor and Dean of Donaghey College at
the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and serves as the managing
member for Venture Capital Investors, LLC, a group of Arkansas business
leaders who expect to foster economic growth in the area through
the opportunistic support of technology-based enterprises. Dr. Good
also presently serves on the Board of Biogen, a successful biotech
company in Cambridge Massachusetts; IDEXX Laboratories of Westbrook,
Maine; and the Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation Board
of Oak Ridge Tennessee.
Previously Dr. Good served four years as the Under
Secretary for Technology for the Technology Administration in the
Department of Commerce, a Presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed,
The Technology Administration is the focal point
in the federal government for assisting U.S. Industry to improve
its productivity, technology and innovation in order to compete
more effectively in global markets. In particular, the Administration
works with industry to eliminate legislative and regulatory barriers
to technology commercialization and to encourage adoption of modern
technology management practices. The Technology Administration is
comprised of the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
the National Technical Information Service, the Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Technology Policy, and the Office of Air and Space
In addition to her role as Under Secretary for
Technology, Dr. Good chaired the National Science and Technology
Council's Committee on Technological Innovation (NSTC/CTI), and
served on the NSTC Committee on National Security.
Before joining the Administration, Dr. Good was
vice-president of technology at Allied Signal, Inc., where she was
responsible for the centralized research and technology organizations
with facilities in Morristown, NJ; Buffalo, NY; and Des Plaines,
IL. She was a member of the Management Committee and responsible
for technology transfer and commercialization support for new technologies.
This position followed assignments as President of Allied Signal's
Engineered Material Research Center. Dr. Good's accomplishments
in industrial research management are the achievement f a second
career, having moved to an industrial position after more than 25
years of teaching and research in the Louisiana State University
system. Before joining Allied Signal, she was professor of chemistry
at the University of New Orleans and professor of materials science
at Louisiana State University, where she achieved the university's
highest professional rank, Boyd Professor.
Dr. Good was appointed to the National Science
Board by President Carter in 1980 and again by President Regan in
1986. She was Chairman of that Board from 1988 until 1991, when
she received an appointment from President Bush to become a member
of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
(PCAST). Dr. Good also served on the boards of Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, Cincinnati Milacron, and Ameritech. She was also a member
of the National Advisory Board for the State of Arkansas.
Dr. Good is an elected member of the National
Academy of Engineering, a past president of the American Chemical
Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, and the member of the Institute of Chemist and the Royal
Society of Chemistry. She has been active on the boards of directors
of such groups as the Industrial Research Institute, Oak Ridge Associated
Universities, and the National Institute for Petroleum and Energy
Research. She has also served on advisory panels for the National
Research Council, the National Bureau of Standards, the National
Science Foundation Chemistry Section, the National Institute of
Health, and NASA, and on the executive committee for the International
Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Dr. Good received the National Science Foundation's
Distinguished Public Service Award, the Albert Fox Demers Medal
Award from Rensselaer Institute, the American Association for the
Advancement of Science Award, the American Institute of Chemists'
Gold Medal, and was chosen Scientist of the Year by Industrial Research
and Development magazine. She was elected as a Foreign Member of
the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 1990, became
a member f the Tau Beta Pi Association (the Engineering Honor Society),
was awarded the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award. In 1997, she received
the Priestly medal from the American Chemical Society, the highest
award given by the association. She has published over 100 articles
in reference journals and is the author of a book, Integrated Laboratory
Sequence, published by Barnes and Noble.
Dr. Good received her B.S. in chemistry from the
University of Central Arkansas and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
inorganic chemistry from the University of Arkansas. She has also
received numerous awards and honorary degrees from many colleges
and universities, including most recently the College of William
and Mary, Polytechnic University of New York, Louisiana State University,
and Michigan State University.
Dr. M. Eugene Merchant, Senior Consultant, Machining Xcellence. For
more than 61 years, Dr. M. Eugene Merchant has been one of the world's
most influential people in the field of manufacturing. Dr. Merchant
received his BSME from the University of Vermont. In 1936, Gene began
a graduate fellowship sponsored by Cincinnati Milacron. Working under
Hans Ernst, Milacron's then director of research, he started analyzing
the nature of friction between the metal-cutting tool and the chip
being removed from the work piece by it. Conceived more than 50 years
ago. Merchant's thesis work developed a mathematical model of the
metal cutting processing that is still taught today by universities
all over the world.
From there, Gene completed
his post graduate work and was awarded a Sc.D. Advanced Level Science
and Mathematics degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Merchant
then moved on to harnessing the power of computers. More than forty
years ago, he visualized today's computer-integrated manufacturing
systems and was a driving force in productivity improvement that
have played a major role in creating the standard of living Americans
Gene is one of only 25 people who have been inducted
into the Automation Hall of Fame at the Museum of Science and Industry
in Chicago. That's just one of dozens of awards that Dr. Merchant
has collected over the years. Every year since 1986, for example,
the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, jointly with the Society
of Manufacturing Engineers, has presented an award for improving
the productivity and efficiently of manufacturing that is named
for Dr. Merchant.
Dr. Merchant worked at Milacron nearly 50 years,
until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70, but he didn't
retire. At 89, this mild-mannered scientist still comes to work
every day as a senior machining advisor at TechSolve, and still
travels around the world to help manufacturers and the people who
work for them. "The technology, and the application of it,
as great as it is, will be crippled if you don't also engineer the
application of human resources that are to be used in that technology,"
he says. "Only then will technology perform at its full potential".
- Sc.D. University of Vermont 1973
- Sc.D. University
of Staford (England) 1980
- D. Engrg. GMI Engineering and Management Institute
- Japan Society of Precision Engineering JSPE
- Automation Hall of Fame, 1995
- M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Metal of ASME/SME,
- Otto Benedikt Prize of Computer and Automation
Institute of Hungary, 1981
- George Schlesinger Prize of City of Berlin,
- AM Award of American Machinist Magazine, 1980
- Tribology Gold Medal of Institution of Mechanical
- Distinguished Contributions Award of San Fernando
Valley Engineers Council, 1975
- Medal of the Polish Institute of Metal Cutting,
- Distinguished Alumnus Award of University of
- Research Medal of Society of Manufacturing
- Richards Memorial Award of American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, 1959
- National Award of American Society of Lubrication
- Engineer of the Year Award of the Technical
and Scientific Societies Council of Cincinnati, 1955
- Professional Affiliations - Present and Past
- National Materials Advisory Board, National
Research Council (NRC)
- Manufacturing Studies Board, NRC
- Approximately 20 NRC committees and panels
- Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Cincinnati
- Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Staford (England)
- Honorary Professor, Department of Industrial
and Systems Engineering, University of Hong Kong, China
- Fellow, Institute of Advancement of Engineering
- Sigma Xi
- Phi Beta Pi
- Tau Beta Pi
- Registered Professional Engineer, Ohio
- Registered Professional Engineer, California
- Certified Manufacturing Engineer
Professional Society Membership and Offices
- National Academy of Engineering
- Society of Manufacturing Engineering, Past
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Belgian Society of Mechanical Engineers
- International Institution for Production Engineering
Research, Past President
- Engineers & Scientist Serving Greater Cincinnati
- Society f Tribologist and Lubrication, Past
- American Society for Metals, International
- Ohio Academy of Science
- Federation of Materials Societies, Past President
Fred Michel is an authority on computer integrated manufacturing and
management issues pertaining to the extended enterprise and related
educational issues. Since his retirement from the Federal Executive
Service in 1987 he has provided consulting services in the above mentioned
areas to such organizations as Andersen Consulting, BDM International,
Cincinnati Milacron, the Fraunhofer Society (Germany), Hughes Aircraft,
The Institute for Defense Analyses, Los Alamos National Laboratories,
Marshall University, the National Science Foundation, The National
Institute of Standards and Technology, New Mexico State University,
Thomas Publishing, the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Westinghouse Electric
Corporation and Youngstown University Technology Development Corp.
From 1989 through 1992 Mr. Michel served as Senior Technical Advisor
to the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing
Prior to his retirement from
the federal service he was Deputy for Production for a $20 billion
annual procurement for the U.S. Army Materiel Command. He provided
technical advice to the Command Group pertaining to production matters
and initiated actions to correct major deficiencies in the production
of the Apache Helicopter, the Abrams family of tanks, the Bradley
Fighting Vehicle, the Tow Missile System and others. As Deputy Chief
of Staff for Manufacturing Technology he had responsibility for
Producibility Engineering, Production Engineering, Value Engineering
and the Army’s Manufacturing Technology Program. He was a
member of the Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology Advisory
Group and participated in several other committees dealing with
manufacturing issues. More recently he was a member of the Task
Force on Concurrent Engineering and of the Board on Manufacturing
and Engineering Design of the National Research Council. He participated
in the Next Generation Manufacturing Program sponsored by the National
Previously he was employed by the Westinghouse
Electric Corp. where he held management positions in manufacturing
including the design, staffing and operating of a facility for the
manufacture of military electronic equipment. He was also responsible
for the installation and start-up of a semiconductor manufacturing
facility in Poland. He held the position of operations manager of
the corporate manufacturing development laboratory. Prior to joining
Westinghouse he held management positions in engineering in multi-million
dollar projects and supervised a worldwide flight simulator field
service department at E-Systems (Loral).
Mr. Michel has lectured at such institutions as
Carnegie-Mellon, Duquesne University, the IC2 Institute of the University
of Texas, the National Defense University and the Defense Systems
Management College. Over the years he has been a member of editorial
boards of publications serving the manufacturing community. He has
been active in trade associations and for the past eight years was
an International Director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(SME). At SME he also served as chairman of the Computer and Automated
Systems Association and was a member of the Government Relations
Committee, chaired the Ad Hoc Associations Development Committee
and was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Research. He is a life
member of SME and of the College of Fellows. Recently he represented
SME at the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing and the
National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT) .
He is the co-author of NEXT GENERATION MANUFACTURING,
Methods and Techniques (2000), and THE LEAN COMPANY, Making the
Right Choices (2001).
Mr. Michel has received numerous awards and twice
has been the recipient of the Armys Decoration for Meritorious Civilian
Mr. Michel holds a Bachelor Degree from
City College and a Masters Degree from Columbia University, both
in Mechanical Engineering. He speaks, reads and writes German fluently.
Eric Mitelstadt is Chairman Emeritus of FANUC Robotics North America,
the leading robotics company in the USA since 1984, and named one
of "Michigan's" 11 best companies to work for" in 1999.
He headed that organization as its chief executive officer from its
startup as a joint venture between General Motors Corporation and
FANUC LTD of Japan in 1982, through December, 1998, leading it to
$370 million in revenue. Before that, his 25-year career at GM included
assignments as executive assistant to the group vice president in
charge of the GM Overseas Group, managing director in Uruguay, product
planning director in both Germany and Chevrolet, and management and
engineering positions at the GM Engineering Staff.
in Detroit on March 8, 1936, Mr. Mittelstadt received a BME from
General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in 1958, and
MBA from Wayne State University in 1965, and completed the Tuck
Executive Program at Dartmouth College in 1980.
Mr. Mittelstadt now heads his own firm, Mittelstadt
Associates, Inc., specializing in top management strategy and implementation
consulting, focusing on customer and employee satisfaction, team
building and financial performance. He serves as consultant to the
CEO and member of the advisory board of an Internet startup company,
e-COGNITA Technologies, Inc., which focuses on automating the entire
commercial real estate lending process. He is also a member of the
board of Automated Concepts, Inc., a long time integrator of robotic
systems for various industries.
Mr. Mittelstadt currently serves as chair of the
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM), and chair
of its Advanced Manufacturing Leadership Forum (AMLF). He is a member
of the marketing and steering committees of the Manufacturing Skills
Standards Council (MSSC), a national coalition of businesses, labor
unions, educational associations, and government and non-government
organizations. He also chairs the Board of Trustees of St. Luke's
Episcopal Health Ministries, is a trustee of the Oakland Schools
Educational Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the
Automation Hall of Fame.
He is listed in Who's Who in Manufacturing and
Who's Who of Entrepreneurs. He has served many community and educational
organizations, including as past chair of the USA Robotics Industries
Association (RIA), the International Federation of Robotics (IFR),
and the Board of Control of Michigan Technological University. In
1992 he won the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award for Industry
leadership. He is a past member of the Cranbrook Schools Board of
Governors, Bloomfield Hills City Planning Commission and the Vestry
of Christ Church Cranbrook, and past president and member of the
board of the Bloomfield Club, Collier's Reserve Country Club and
the Ushers of Christ Church Cranbrook. Mr. Mittelstadt resides in
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Naples, Florida, with his wife,
Susanne, a freelance writer and professional volunteer. They have
seven children and fourteen grandchildren.
Mr. Mittelstadt is an advocate and frequent spokesman
on international competitiveness, manufacturing technology and workforce
preparedness. His personal business philosophy is to build quick
but lasting success with customers, employees and financial results,
using an innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative, action-oriented
approach, in a culture of trust through caring, sharing and respect,
for maximum employee/member satisfaction, commitment and achievement
in satisfying customer/constituencies. His passion is helping people,
especially young people, achieve more than they ever thought possible,
by truly living his philosophy in any kind of organization, whether
business, educational, community, governmental, non-profit, social,
Present activities are as follows:
President, Mittelstadt Associates, Inc.
- Consulting with top management on strategy and implementation,
especially in team building, employee and customer satisfaction,
and financial performance.
Chairman, Advanced Manufacturing Leadership Council
- An activity of the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing
Chairman, Board of Trustees, St. Luke's Episcopal
Health Ministries, Inc.
- A senior housing and care organization
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Oakland Schools Educational
- A charitable foundation supporting the Oakland County school system
Member of the Advisory Board, Automation Hall
- Recognizing leaders in automation
In January 1991, Thomas J. Murrin was named Dean of Duquesne University's
two Business Schools. In June, 2000, Tom retired from Deaning to become
a University Distinguished Service Professor. At Duquesne, he helped
to develop innovative programs to distinguish its teaching, research
and service --- particularly in the increasingly important fields
of Global Competitiveness, Advanced Technology and Economic Growth---
while teaching a popular Graduate Course on The Environment of Business.
Earlier, Tom served for 18 months as Deputy Secretary
of the U.S. Department of Commerce; nominated by President George
Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At Commerce, Murrin was deeply
involved in a variety of executive activities --- including the
1990 Decennial Census; the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award
and its initial application within the Commerce Department; the
modernization of the National Weather Service and the new Advanced
Technology and Manufacturing Center Programs. As 'Acting' Secretary
for Secretary Mosbacher, Murrin attended Cabinet and other top level
meetings with President Bush, Vice President Quale and other senior
Federal Government Executives.
After returning to Pittsburgh, he continued to
promote Quality and Competitiveness initiatives as a member of the
Executive Committee of the D.C.-based Council on Competitiveness
and as a Board Member of several organizations, including the Duquesne
Light Company and Motorola. He recently retired from these and other
Boards; in line with their age policies. He was selected to chair
Governor Ridge's 'Technology 21 Program'; the Pittsburgh Public
School System Assessment Panel; the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering
Initiative; and to serve on the Congressionally-sponsored National
Workforce Commission on Information Technology.
During his earlier involvement with educational
institutions, Murrin was Distinguished Service Professor of Technology
and Management at Carnegie Mellon University; Chairman of the Board
of Trustees of Duquesne University; a member of the Board of Trustees
of Fordam University; and served on the National Board of 'Communities
in Schools'. As part of Murrin's community activities in Pittsburgh,
he led a successful fund-raising efforts at Mercy Hospital where
he was Chairman of the Board for nine years --- and participated
in similar efforts at Duquesne University and for the United Way.
Recruited to the Westinghouse Electric Corporation
as a graduate student in 1951, Murrin initially worked as a manufacturing/materials
engineer. Over the next 36 years, he served in various positions
with Westinghouse --- including European Manufacturing Representative,
based in Geneva, Switzerland; Corporate Vice President of Manufacturing;
Senior Vice President of the Defense and Public Systems Group; and
President f the Public Systems Company. Murrin retired in 1987 as
President of the firm's highly regarded Energy and Advanced Technology
Group --- an organization with nearly $5 billion in annual sales.
As a member of the Westinghouse Management Committee from 1974 until
retirement, Quality and Productivity improvement were elevated to
key corporate initiatives under his guidance. During his Westinghouse
career, he traveled to more than 40 countries.
Building on his extensive foreign travel and study
of industrial operations, Murrin served on the Defense Policy Advisory
Committee on Trade of the Department of Defense and was Chairman
of DPACT's Subcommittee on Trade Relations with Japan. He was the
first Chairman of two prestigious Advisory Committees to the Federal
Government; i.e., the Board of Overseers of the Commerce Department's
Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and DoD's Defense Manufacturing
Board. Murrin was a member of the President's Commission on Industrial
Competitiveness --- and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the
Aerospace Industries Association.
A native of New York City --- born to Irish and
Scot immigrants and raised on Manhattan's East Side --- Murrin received
a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Fordham University
in 1951 where he was a starting tackle under Coach Vince Lombardi.
He has done graduate work at several universities --- and is a Fellow
of the National Academy of Engineering.
Dean Murrin gives invited talks on a variety of
topics - examples include:
'An Exciting New International Program in Business Education'; Northern
Jiaotong University, Beijing, China; Keynote addresses on 'Next
Generation Manufacturing' at National Conferences in Dallas, TX
and Gaitherburg, MD; Business, 'World-Class Manufacturing and Global
Leadership' at Carnegie Mellon University's Symposium on 'Future
Opportunities in Computer Science and Information Technology; 'Workforce
Development: Maximizing Competitiveness', at the Annual Meeting
f the West Virginia Roundtable in Charleston; 'Change, and Keynote
M.C. and Wrap-Up Panelist at AACSB's First National Economic Development
Conference in Baltimore, MD..
Among Murrin's honors are; the Order of Merit,
Westinghouse Electric Corporation; Annual Achievement Award in Business
and the Encaenia Award, Fordham University; National Leadership
Award, American Productivity Center; James Forrestal Memorial Award,
National Security Industrial Association; Election to the National
Academy of Engineering; Manufacturing Management Award, Society
of Manufacturing Engineers; Hall of Fame, Cardinal Hayes High School;
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Management Science from Duquesne University;
the Excellence in Manufacturing Award, National Security Industrial
Association; Appointment as a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity
Science; the Pittsburgh Man of the Year Award in Education; and
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Fordam University; an
Honorary Professor Award from Northern Jiaotong University in Beijing,
China; Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital's 150th Anniversary Special Achievement
Award; and the 2002 Legend of Business Recognition at Elon University.
He was born on April 30, 1929 and is married to
the former Dee Coyne of New York City. The Murrins have eight children
and nine grandchildren and live in the North Hills of Pittsburgh,
Thomas J. Murrin Organizations
- Airport Authority, Allegheny County; Committee
- Communities In Schools; Executive Committee
- Holy Family Institute for Learning Abilities;
Board Chair Member
- National Academy of Engineering; Member
- New Century Career Program; Chairman
- National Council of Leadership Foundations;
- Pennsylvania's Technology 21 Project; Chairman
- Pittsburgh Growth Allicance; Board Member
- Pittsburgh Public School K-12 Team; Co-Facilitator
- Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative; Chairman
- Point Park College's Business Advisory Council;
- Regional China Center; Board Member
Executive Director (12/88 - Present)
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California, Marina del Rey. CA
Group Director, Advanced Systems (10/84 - 11/88)
IBM, Enterprise Systems, Harrison NY
Identified artificial intelligence and image processing
as two important emerging technology areas of IBM. Project offices
and Steering Committees of top corporate officers were established;
reports were made directly to the Corporate Management Committee.
Guided IBM efforts in these areas including technology to be used
in products, as well as marketing and deployment throughout IBM.
Work with research to transfer technology into products and guide
research into important areas.
Other missions included identification of other
technologies to be incorporated into products such as optical storage
and GaAs, etc.
Vice President, Systems (11/80 - 9/84)
IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, NY
Worldwide responsibility for all computer systems
and programming research (1,000 professionals).
Results: As the first occupant of this position,
I strengthened the long range planning of the system activities
in three laboratories and established a fourth system research laboratory
in Japan. Initiated system portion of a yearly ten-year technology
forecast for the corporation. Initiated mechanisms for joint systems
technology projects with the development division (involving partial
direct funding by them). Made major changes in the technical program
by initiating projects in parallel processing, strengthening theoretical
studies, and artificial intelligence. Transferred the RISC architecture
t product status in development as the RT/PC. Focused the Systems
area on technology transfer to development in addition to good science.
Director, Systems Laboratory and High End Machine
Project (8/77 - 10/81)
IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Formulated System Laboratory concept and High
End Machine project to provide advanced design and prototyping activities
for future hardware and programming systems; including all areas
Major results; 3090 vector processing attachment
and associated vectorizing software: Expanded System Memory, 370
RT. Other results included networking, multiprocessing, machine
design, fault-tolerant computers, and related software areas.
Member, Corporate Technical Committee (12/75 -
IBM, Armonk, NY
Member of the committee headed by the Vice President
and Chief Scientist. This committee reviews all IBM technological
requirements and assesses the capability of the future technologies
to support IBM products development; all IBM development and research
laboratories are reviewed.
Results: Analysis of competitive machines and
technology, and their rate of progress. Formulated design of machine
that led t 3090 product; convinced management to staff and fund
the project. Analysis of memory technology that led to change in
semiconductor process employed in Burlington plant (as well as management
Manager of Subsystem Analysis (6/75 - 11/75)
lIBM, Systems Product Division, Poughkeepsie, NY
In charge f the technical project office tracking
all development activity in Poughkeepsie. This included all large
processor development and its system control programs (158, 168,
MVS, future product line, etc.).
Results: Helped formulate 3033 design and 168
Attached Processor design, developed key concepts of XA architecture,
and new MVS performance measurements.
Vice President, Product and Service Planning (4/73
IBM, Advanced Systems Development Division, Mohansic, NY
This group was formed specifically to investigate
the impact on customers of a proposed major redirection of the IBM
product line (named FS). Extensive market studies and intensive
technical analysis were employed to study the impact. Based on the
results of this work, FS was terminated and a more evolutionary
370 based product strategy was adopted.
Member, Corporate Technical Committee (9/72 -
IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
My responsibilities included all research relating
to computer systems; this area has a long tradition of making major
contributions to the IBM product line. Noteworthy are FORTRAN, TSS,
virtual memories, and many of the large machine developments, including
the seeds of 360. Under my tenure as Director, major contributions
included cryptographic and security techniques, Project Y (transferred
into development as the basis for future multiprocessing systems),
programming development tools, distributed data base, networking,
electronic switching, advanced customizers, compilers, etc., as
well as more fundamental investigations into algorithms, speech
System Architecture and Programming Manager (8/66
Architecture Manager (9/65 - 7/66);
Advanced Computing Systems,
IBM Systems Development Division, Menlo Park, CA
The architecture group developed new systems concepts
needed to exploit the potential of very high speed LSI circuits.
The simplified instruction set coupled with the use of an optimizing
compiler was the forerunner of RISC architecture.
Adjunct Assistant Professor (9/66 - 6/67)
University of California at Berkley
Introduced first course in Operating systems.
"System Design of a Small, Fast Digital Computer,"
(with N.E. Wiseman). IRE, Trans, PTGEC, vol. EC-12.pp. 698-706,
"A Note on the Formation of a Free List,"
(with William M. Waite) Commun., ACM, v.7,p.478, August 1964.
"Computer-Aided Logical Design Using a Register
Transfer Language," IEEE Trans. on Electronic Computers, vol.
ED-13, December 1964.
"Analytic Differentiation Using Syntax-Directed
Compiler," Computer Journal, v.7. January 1965.
"An Efficient Machine Independent Procedure
for Garbage Collection in Various List Structures," Comm. of
ACM. v. 10, August 1967.
"Compiler Writing Techniques and Problems,"
Proc. of NATO Conference on Software Engineering Techniques, Rome,
Italy, pp. 114-122. Oct. 27 - 31, 1969.
"Design Principals for a High-Performance
System," Proc. of Poly-.Inst. of Brooklyn Symp. on Computers
and Automata, pp. 165-192, April 1971.
"Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence."
(with A. Rappaport), AAAI Press, August 1989.
"Towards the Digital Government of the 21"Century."
(with Salvatore J. Stolfo) Comun., ACM, vol.41, p.15, November 1998.
"Toward the Automatic Synthesis and Analysis
of Digital Computers," AIEE Design Automation Subcommittee
Design Automation Workshop, Michigan State University, May 7 - 8,
"Computer Science and Industry," NSF Park City Conference
on Undergraduate Computer Science Education, Park City, Utah, 1968.
"Design Principles for a High Performance
Computer System," IEEE Symposium on Computer Architecture January
13, 1973, Santa Clara, California.
Conference on Computer Exports, National Academy
of Sciences, Woods Hole, Mass., July 14 - 18, 1969.
Keynote talk "AI: The Second Wave."
AAAI, Philadelphia, Penn, August 1968.
Panel on Expert Systems, IJCAI Rome, Italy, August
Keynote talk on AI, European Conference on AI,
Avignon, France, 1988.
Keynote talk on AI at the British Computer Society
Expert Systems Conference, Brighton, UK, December 1988.
"Role of Artificial Intelligence in Tomorrow's
DP Environment," C3 Technology Assessment Conference, Washington
D.C., January 31, 1989.
Keynote Speaker "Role of Artificial Intelligence
in Tomorrow's DP Environment," Fourth Annual Lockheed Artificial
Intelligence Symposium, Calabasas, CA, March 1, 1989.
Chairman, "Innovative Applications of Artificial
Intelligence," AAAI Spring Symposium Series, Stanford University,
March 28 - 30, 1989 (included a talk on the status of field.)
Expert Panel on Technology, MCC Technology Forecasting
Workshop, Austin TX, April 10 - 12, 1989.
"Practical AI Results and Future Impact,"
Northrop Artificial Intelligence Symposium, Hawthorne, CA, April
Keynote Address at Eleventh International Joint
Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Detroit, MI, August 20 -
Panel on "Future of Computer Sciences as
Applied to Aerospace Industry," AIAA Computers in Aerospace
VII Conference, Monterey, CA, October 3 - 5, 1989.
"Artificial Intelligence," Kenyon College
Faculty Lectureship Series, Gambler, OH, October 11, 1989.
Keynote Speaker "Integration of AI/ES into
Conventional Information Systems," Second Annual Symposium
on Expert Systems in Business Finance and Accounting, Newport Beach,
CA, October 30 1989.
Keynote Speaker at SC'97 - High Performance Networking
Computing, San Jose, CA, November 15 -21, 1997.
Panel on "Workshop IB". Digital Assessment
Management Conference, Marina Del Rey, California, March 2 - 3,
Panel on "The Business Leveraging Media in
the new Economy," Digital Assessment Management Conference,
London, England, March, 5 - 7, 2000.
Various IBM Confidential Reports.
"Formal Languages, A Syntax Language and
Syntax Directed Decision Procedures," Digital Systems Laboratory.
Princeton University, TR-24, June 1962.
"A Register Transfer Language t Describe
Digital Systems," Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University,
TR-30, September 1962.
"A Syntax Directed Decision Procedures,"
Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University, TR-25, November
"Declarations and Error Location by Syntax,"
Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University, TR-26, November
"Symbol Manipulation by Recursion,"
Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University, TR-31, December
"A Program for the Analysis of Digital Systems,"
Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University, TR-32, December
"Register Transfers in Digital Systems,"
Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University, TR-33, December
"An Outline for the Design of a Fast Digital
Computer." (with N.E. Wiseman), Cambridge University Mathematical
Laboratory, TM 63/2, May 1963, revised August 1963.
"Design of Transistorized Pulse Generators
and Control Units," IT&T Laboratories, September 1957.
"Control of the Decay Process on Computers,"
RCA Laboratories Report, November 1958.
Two classified reports on Ballistic Missile Defense,
the Rand Corporation, September 1959.
"Symbolic Analysis of Digital Computer Operations,"
IBM Report, September 1960.
"The Conversion f Boolean Equations into
Elementary Register Transfers," MIT Lincoln Laboratory Report,
"Essential Multiple-Output Prime Implicants,"
(with E.J. McClusky, Jr.) Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton
University, TR-23, April 1962.
"Introduction to the Automated Synthesis
of Computers," Digital Systems Laboratory, Princeton University,
TR-16, March 1962.
ING. Albert S. Strub
In 1955 he graduated in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
1959 he entered the EURATOM branch of the Commission of the European
Communities in Brussels (Belgium), as a member of a task force preparing
the setting up of the EU Joint Research Centers.
Between 1960 and 1967m Dr. Strub acted as a researcher
(nuclear instrumentation) and a project manager in the EU Research
Center of Ispra (Italy) and then moved the EU Research Center of
Petten (Netherlands), as head of the technical and financial services.
In 1973, Dr. Strub returned to the EU Headquarters
in Brussels. After a short stay in the office of an EU Commissioner,
he was appointed Scientific Assistant to the Director General for
conception of EU's science policy. He then launched and directed
the EU "Non-nuclear Energy R&D Programmes" (hydrogen,
solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, fossil fuels, energy conservation,
energy systems modeling) which served as a model for many other
collaborative research programs bringing together industry, universities
and national research centers all through the EU.
From 1987 to march 1994 Dr. Strub was Director
responsible for the exploitation of the results of the EU's R&D
activities (VALUE Program) and for the promotion of the innovation
capacity and the stimulation of transnational technology transfer
between enterprises in the EU (SPRINT Program). His main offices
in Luxembourg comprised teams of specialist for publication, intellectual
property protection, technology transfer, electronic information
Dr. Strub owns several patents and has published
many articles and contributions (as an author or as an editor) to
books on the various fields of his activities.
At the end of 1994, after a short activity as
Chief Advisor to the EU's Director General for Industry (DG III),
Dr. Strub retired from the EU Commission.
He is Honorary Director General of the EU
Commission, member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers, New York), of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany),
the Max Planck Gesellschaft (Germany) and honorary member of EVCA
(European Venture Capital Association, Brussels). He was President
of EUTAC S.A., Brussels (1955 - 2002) and works as senior consultant
for several companies.
John Klein recently joined Trident as an Entrepreneur in Residence.
He is currently President of Polarex, Inc., an organization that provides
executive support to small and emerging software and services companies.
John has extensive executive experience in the technology industry.
Prior to founding Polarex, John was CEO of MDIS Group, PLC, a publicly
listed UK company in the software and services industry. Previously,
he held executive positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and IBM.
Current directorships: Cognizant Technology Solutions,
Questra Corporation (a Trident portfolio company), Polarex, and
a number of non-profit institutions.
Past directorships: Pro IV, Inc., Glovia International,
NAFCAM (National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing), NEMA (National
Electrical Manufacturers Association).
Education, B.S., Mechanical Engineering. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
M.B.A., New York University, Graduate School of Business.