Dennis E. Wisnosky receives Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Wizdom CEO Dennis E. Wisnosky receives Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department honored Wizdom founder and CEO Dennis E. Wisnosky with the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award at a banquet on April 19.

Dennis E. Wisnosky received his Master of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968. His contributions to government, industry, and education began in 1965 as a research assistant at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh. While working there, Wisnosky completed the requirement for a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering at Pitt.

Recognition for his work includes the Hero of U.S. Manufacturing Award from Fortune Magazine, the San Fernando Valley Engineers Council International Engineer of the Year Award, testimony before the U.S. House and Senate on productivity and quality-of-work-life issues, PMG Illinois High Tech Entrepreneur Award, California University’s Medallion of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award, and the United States Air Force (USAF) Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

After leaving Pittsburgh, Wisnosky worked for the USAF in Dayton, Ohio, where he pioneered work in manufacturing architecture and process controls that is still in use today. Wisnosky left government to carry his ideas and knowledge into the private sector. He led the GCA Industrial Systems Group to become the second largest America Industrial robot company.

Wizdom Systems, Inc. was founded as The Process Company in 1986. Wisnosky views Wizdom as being in the business of “change management.” This vision has led the company to work as consultant to companies and governments around the world to develop and produce software, factory control hardware, and to spin out two companies. In 1999, Wisnosky began the development and delivery of software to plan and manage the transition of special education student from high school to adult life, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Acts. Patents are pending in this critical area.

Throughout his career, Wisnosky has taught various subjects professionally, at the college level, in High Schools, and elementary schools in many countries including Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Poland and Tanzania.

About the Awards:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni awards banquet was held April 19, 2006. The school also honored other national alumni from the departments of chemical and petroleum engineering, civil and environmental engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering.

About Wizdom:

Since 1986, Wizdom has been a recognized leader in providing clients with innovative process-based business and software solutions for improving performance. Wizdom’s integrated software, training and consulting enables our clients to communicate, plan and execute a unified corporate strategy. Wizdom helps businesses grow by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and employing the best business practices. Wizdom’s corporate headquarters is located in Naperville, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. Contact Robin Davies at (630) 357-3000 ext. 3084 or visit Wizdom’s Web site at


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