IISE Announces its 2017 Fellow Award Recipients

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The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers honored 14 members with its Fellow Award at the 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo.

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The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the IISE Fellow Award, which recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IISE membership.

The awards were presented May 22 at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh.

The 2017 recipients are:

  •     Russell Barton, The Pennsylvania State University
  •     Steven Butt, Western Michigan University
  •     Antonio Dieck-Assad, Universidad de Monterrey
  •     Natarajan Gautam, Texas A&M University
  •     John Huffman, Spirit Aerosystems Inc.
  •     Gino Lim, University of Houston
  •     Edwin Romeijn, Georgia Institute of Technology
  •     Joyce Siegele, Northside Hospital
  •     Steven Snelling, Boeing (retired)
  •     Warren Thomas, SUNY at Buffalo
  •     Jerry (Mickey) Trimm, University of Alabama – Birmingham
  •     Kai Yang, Wayne State University
  •     Chun (Chuck) Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology
  •     Shiyu Zhou, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fellow candidates must excel in their professional careers in management, technical innovation or practice innovation. They also must qualify in two of three specific criteria and excel in at least one: IISE service, interdisciplinary activity and leadership in promoting industrial engineering. Nominees must be at least 40 years old and must have been a senior member of IISE for a specific, consecutive number of years.

About the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession.

For more information about IISE honors and awards, contact Bonnie Cameron at (770) 449-0461, ext. 105, or bcameron(at)iise(dot)org, or visit the IISE website at http://www.iise.org.

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