P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science


Lawrence Butler '79, P.E. lrb4@lehigh.edu

Profile: A Lehigh graduate, Lawrence Butler is a professional engineer licensed in PA, NJ and CT. His extensive industry experience includes working for Mack Trucks, Stanley Works, Silberline Manufacturing, and Boyertown Packaging before starting his own consulting firm in 1989. Over the course of 25 years, the company was involved in facilities planning for such clients as Foxwoods Casino, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Allentown City Centers 4 and 5. Lawrence has also worked for a myriad of small clients directly and through the Enterprise Systems Center at Lehigh University performing various custom design projects and facility planning projects.


Mike Magent, Ph.D. | mam205@lehigh.edu

Profile: Mike is Manager of Advanced Analytics, Americas at Air Products. In this role, Mike partners with colleagues to help Air Products run its business better using advanced analytics. During his career at Air Products, Mike has worked on machine learning, text mining, routing and scheduling, production planning, sales & operations planning, and several simulations. He also served as the Air Products Operations Research Roundtable chairman.
Mike is an Adjunct Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Lehigh University currently teaching the Applied Data Mining course he developed. He also taught Deterministic Models in Operations Research, Advanced Operations Research, and Supply Chain Management in the past and mentors students in the Enterprise Systems Center (ESC). Mike holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University.
Charalambos A. Marangos, Ph.D. | cm00@lehigh.edu

Profile: Dr. Marangos serves as a Senior Fellow at the Enterprise Systems Center at Lehigh University having taught SAS, simulation, and CAD courses at Lehigh University. He has served as the Associate Director of the NSF funded Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) at Lehigh. Currently a Principal in the Pennsylvania-based consultancy Zephyros, Inc., he has worked internationally as a project engineer and consultant, specializing in heuristic optimization, scheduling, simulation, database design and maintenance, factory layouts, testing and validation of new software and machines, CAD/CAM, and internet communications.


Wilson Yale '73, '76G, '78 Ph.D. | wwy273@lehigh.edu

Research Areas: Wealth Management Optimization, Financial Optimization
Profile: At Lehigh University, Wilson earned a B.S. in Engineering Science with a major in Mathematics in 1973, a M.S. in Management Science with a concentration in Finance in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a Major in Operations Research and a Minor in Information Systems in 1978. At the Business Analysis Systems Center, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, Wilson was involved in fundamental research performed in the areas of economic and financial modeling from 1978 through 1985. Wilson’s research interests include investigating effective mathematical models to address wealth management problems from a systems engineering perspective. Wilson looks at methods that provide optimal portfolio strategies in order to maximize the probability of meeting financial goals within a multitude of financial and economic scenarios.