ESD Honors 21 Michiganders accomplishments


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SOUTHFIELD —On June 27, 2013 The Engineering Society of Detroit will recognize 21 local individuals for their accomplishments and contributions to the engineering, scientific, and technical industries. These honorees were nominated by their peers and chosen based on their commitment to their industries, their dedication to their craft, as well as for their innovative ideas and the impact they’ve had on Michigan and their communities. The winners are:

Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award: 

  • Edsel B. Ford II, member of the board of directors, Ford Motor Company

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • David S. Meynell, FESD, chairman and president, Dürr Systems Inc.

Distinguished Service Award:

  • Katherine M. Banicki, FESD, president and CEO, Testing Engineers & Consultants
  • Kouhaila G. Hammer, CPA, president and CEO, Ghafari Associates LLC
  • Matthew N. Roush, technology editor, WWJ Newsradio 950
  • Bill Sower, director, Christopher & Virginia Sower Center for Successful Schools

  Outstanding Committee, Council or Leadership Awards:

  • Eugenie Abboud, controls design engineer, General Motors Company
  • Waldemar Czarnik, principal energy manager, DTE Energy, Marketing & Renewables
  • Thelma Dobson, manager, program management, DTE Energy, Marketing & Renewables
  • Jeffrey M. Gallant, senior attorney, Construction Practice Group, Clark Hill PLC
  • Patti Miller, marketing and renewables program administrator, DTE Energy

The ESD Institute David A. Skiven Leadership Award:

  • David Dugger, director, Early College Alliance, Eastern Michigan University

Technology Century Image Award:

  • Richard E. Marburger, PhD, FESD, Lawrence Technological University
  • Dennis M. King, FAIA, FESD, LEED AP, DMKING Consulting LLC

Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year:

  • Frenae F. Smith, codes and standards supervisor, DTE Energy

Outstanding Student Engineer of the Year:

  • David Dai, Mount Pleasant High School

ESD College of Fellows Inductees:

  • Michael D. Bolon, senior vice president, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Business Sector, General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Susan S. Hawkins, senior vice president, Performance Excellence, Henry Ford Health System
  • David C. Munson, Jr., PhD, Robert J. Vlasic dean of engineering, University of Michigan
  • Ahmad Pourmovahed, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering, Kettering University
  • Satish S. Udpa, PhD, executive vice president for administrative services and university distinguished professor, Michigan State University

The event is at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, and will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and networking, followed at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and presentation of the awards, which will also include the presentation of ESD’s Construction and Design awards.

Cost to attend: $125 for ESD members/$150 non-members. To register, visit www.esd.org or call 248-353-0735.

For more information, photos of the winners, and/or interview opportunities, please contact Della Cassia at 248-353-0735, ext. 112 or dcassia@esd.org

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