Pursuit of Operational Excellence (OpEx) conference
October 11-12, 2012
|Friday Morning Speakers||Healthcare Track||Electronics Packaging Track||Industry Experience Track|
Al Bergman is the Director of Operations for Johnson Outdoors Gear LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors Inc. With 30 years' business experience including 3 years Certified Public Accounting, he has worked in several industries from manufacturing industrial tapes, life rafts, camping equipment /tents, back packs, to distribution centers and self-employed consulting with businesses on development, turnaround strategy and implementation.
Al has been in the tent shelter with Johnson Outdoors starting in finance, progressing to operations and plant director. In his current position, Al manages the supply chain from purchasing, plant operations and distribution for commercial, government and consumer tent products. In addition, he is responsible for all contract and program management for the military tent business.
John "Hatch" Borneman is the CEO and Founder of The Corp Group. Aside from leading his company, he is responsible for providing training and consulting to corporations in the areas of strategic planning, execution improvement and high performing team development. A distinguished Marine Corps Fighter Pilot, John leverages his combat and military experience to help companies accelerate the achievement of strategic business results and develop leaders capable of building and sustaining "Cultures of Excellence"
Dr. Rajesh Davé is Executive Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer at United Health Services, a 518 bed hospital system in Binghamton, New York. He is accountable to the CEO and Board for the organization and conduct of the medical staff including: medical staff credentials and privilege determination. He is responsible for corporate quality assurance/improvement, clinical resource utilization, medical staff development, laboratories and cardio-pulmonary services. He manages the medical education programs at UHS Hospitals which includes four residency programs and four affiliate residencies. He oversees two rural hospitals for the system.
Brian Foy is a staff engineer at Lockheed Martin and serves as the deputy to the Corporate Engineering Director of Electronics Engineering and Packaging. In this role, Brian is primarily responsible for connecting the electronics community across all Lockheed Martin lines of business and advancing the practice of electronics engineering and packaging. To achieve this goal Brian leads a number of corporate-wide initiatives focused on improving and developing people, process, tools and technology. Brian also co-chairs a team of Lockheed Martin Fellows that focuses on developing strategic roadmaps for both electronics and electronics packaging technologies and identifying discriminating technology investment opportunities for Lockheed Martin.
Dr. Gandhi is a master change agent, leading Virtua in the development of a safe, reliable and cost effective care model through the deployment of its process improvement toolbox. Dr. Gandhi brings 10 years of quality and process improvement expertise from different industries, lending a unique perspective to problem-solving and operations improvement.
Arun Gowda leads the Electronics Packaging and Miniaturization group at GE Global Research, responsible for developing advanced packaging and subsystem integration for GE's diverse applications, including Aviation, Healthcare, and Energy. Previous to this role, Arun was a Senior Mechanical Engineer at GE Global Research and led research projects in the area of advanced power packaging and thermal management. Arun graduated from Binghamton University with a M.S and Ph.D. from the System Science and Industrial Engineering Department, specializing in Electronics Packaging, in 2001 and 2004 respectively.
Arun has over 30 publications, eight issued patents and more than twenty pending patent applications. Arun is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a TRIZ Level 3 Practitioner. He is also a visiting professor in the System Science and Industrial Engineering Department at Binghamton University. He is a co-organizer of the annual GE-Binghamton University Electronics Packaging Symposium and has chaired tracks and sessions at numerous ASME and IEEE conferences.
Jim Henenlotter is an Operations Program Manager at BAE Systems in Endicott. He is involved in the development of new hardware for both commercial and military applications, including flight control computers, engine control systems and vehicle power management systems. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Jim worked as an Industrial Engineer at IBM-Endicott in the areas of core and composite laminations, precious metal plating and continuous operational improvement. He also worked at Link Flight Simulation in Kirkwood where he was a Systems Software Engineer on simulation programs such as the B-2 Stealth bomber and the F-16 fighter. Jim holds both bachelors and masters degrees in industrial engineering from Binghamton University.
Mohammad Khasawneh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also an Assistant Director for health systems in Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) and serves as Director for the Healthcare Systems Engineering Center. His research areas of interest are in human factors/ergonomics and modeling of healthcare delivery systems. He has been working in healthcare delivery systems area since 2004. Since then, he has been leading or co-leading a wide spectrum of healthcare research projects with multiple hospitals.
Amol Kane is a Process Engineer with the Asteel Flash Group in Owego, NY. He has also worked as a Process Engineer at Harvard Custom Manufacturing and Catalyst Manufacturing Services since graduating from the Binghamton University MS in ISE program in 2005.
Phil Leotta is currently a Senior Industrial Engineer with the Estee Lauder Companies located on Long Island. The Estee Lauder Companies is one of the leading global providers of cosmetic products specializing in skin care. Phil is a former graduate of the Watson School, where he graduated with a BS in Industrial Systems Engineering in 2005. Since then Phil has earned an MBA in Finance at Hofstra University and is looking to obtain his Professional Engineering License in the fall.
Phil was hired at Estee Lauder in 2005 through Binghamton's Career Development Center. Phil's started at Estee Lauder as a Production Supervisor, where he managed a workforce of approximately 40 employees. His responsibilities included executing the production schedule, maximizing efficiencies, and maintaining a high level of quality products. Since his promotion to an Industrial Engineer in 2007, Phil has been involved in a wide variety of continuous improvement projects pertaining to supply chain, customer service, and process improvements. Phil is eager to share his professional expertise in the Industrial Engineering domain to help students begin their career in the industry.back to top
Michael Musumeci is a Systems Engineer and Metrics Team Lead for the Enterprise Analytics and Architecture team in the Systems Engineering, Architecture and Testing organization. He has over five years of experience as a Technical Advisor, IT Architect and Lead Systems Engineer and Tester providing high level customer deliverables surrounding Systems Engineering and complex design for advanced customer solutions. Since 2007, Mike has been a key contributor to many complex processes and designs in the solution of the systems engineering practice for a high complexity telecommunications client. He obtained his first patent in the field of engineering requirements analytics in July 2012. Mike is currently engaged as the team lead for a high performing metrics analytics team focusing on pre-production data analysis as a customer investment.
Dr. Nagen is the Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also the
Assistant Director for Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Manufacturing System, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence. His research Interests include reliability of micro-electronic components, quality control, supply chain modeling.
Chairman -XONITEK Group of Companies
Founded XONITEK – an international management consultancy firm.
Founded Operational Excellence Society – a global organization devoted to those Change Agents who are dedicated to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue "Operational Excellence by Design" and not by coincidence.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Lean Management Journal
Member of the Advisory Boards for BU's SSIE Department and the IIE Process Industries Division
Writer, Keynote Speaker, Lecturer, and Workshop Leader
Sreekanth Ramakrishnan is an Advisory Engineer, Scientist and a Learning Specialist with IBM Learning (CHQ, Human Resources), based in Waltham, Massachusetts. In this role, he has global responsibilities for facilitating business transformation across IBM Corporation by enabling process excellence through Lean practices and organizational culture change. He is a certified Lean Master and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has won international awards such as the 2011 IIE Lean Best Practice Award and the 2012 SEMS Management Award. Dr. Ramakrishnan has a Ph.D. (2008) and M.S. (2005) in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University. He has 4 patents, over 40 publications in reputed conferences and spoken at numerous conferences, webinars and universities. He is a member of IIE, SEMS, IEEE, and ASEM. He serves as a Board of Director of the Logistics and Supply Chain and SEMS divisions at IIE.
Dr. Santos is a Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also the Undergraduate Director of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Manager of Electronics Assembly Lab. His research interests include: production scheduling and control, engineering optimization, CIM, engineering management, electronics packaging.
Dr. Robert J. Szczerba is the Corporate Director of Global Healthcare Initiatives and a Senior Fellow Emeritus for Lockheed Martin, a Fortune 50 company with approx. 123,000 employees worldwide and 2011 net sales of $46.5B. Dr. Szczerba has a proven track record of strategic planning, program management, and new market exploration with a focus on transformational technology, business innovation and global growth. He is currently applying game-changing technologies from the aerospace and defense industries to the healthcare domain.
Michael Testani is a Learning Consultant, Portfolio Manager and Master Black Belt at IBM Learning, based in Endicott, New York. In this role, he leads the business transformation initiatives across IBM's world wide integrated supply chain and the Software Sales teams. Michael has received his MS degree in Industrial Engineering and System Science from Binghamton University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering, and he is completing his Ph.D. in Systems Science. He received his BS degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University. Michael has worked in the manufacturing and services domains for over 25 years, and his research interests include the application of organizational culture transformation techniques to Lean and Lean Six Sigma business transformation methodology. To date, he has over 20 publications in this domain, in addition to over 10 invited talks at international conferences, such as the IIE Annual Conference and Exposition and esteemed universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambidge, MA) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT, Rochester, NY). He is also a member of the IIE. His contributions to the field of Lean have resulted in winning the 2011 IIE Lean Best Practice Award and the 2009 Brandon Hall award for blended learning.
Mr. Valentin is an experienced Senior IBM Certified Business Area Manager / Consultant with concentration in systems engineering, management applications, and integration & validation services. He has over twenty years of information systems experience with roles ranging from systems consulting to account partner. He has industry experience in finance, insurance and telecommunications.. He has strong consultant knowledge in retail services, telecommunications delivery and insurance applications. Mr. Valentin also has strong expertise in systems engineering execution, requirements management and test/integration.
Dr. Way is an Associate Professor (Bartle) in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science.Her research interests include: cognitive information sciences, virtual manufacturing.
Charles Wasielewski is a Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) in Owego, NY. He has been with the company since graduating from the Binghamton University ISE program in 2004. In that time, he has performed systems integration, qualification, and testing (both lab and flight) for numerous aircraft, including Army Special Operations helicopters, A-10, and C-130. He has also performed integration and testing for the lauded PTDS observation aerostat system.
Dr. Sang Won Yoon
Sang Won Yoon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has expertise in the areas of healthcare systems engineering, integrated production and service systems, decentralized decision modeling, collaborative control theory. He joined Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) in 2009 and has been actively working in a variety of healthcare delivery projects.