Lawrence Butler '79, P.E.

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.


Brent Peterson, M.S.

Profile: Brent is the manager of Advanced Analytics, Europe and Asia at Air Products. Brent and his team serve as advanced analytics consultants to the businesses in each region. During his almost 40 year career at Air Products, Brent has worked on wide range of business analytics problems including: supply chain optimization, time series forecasting, machine learning, text mining, network optimization, pricing optimization, production planning and scheduling using SAP APO, SAP Materials Management, sales & operations planning, multi echelon inventory optimization, market segmentation, direct B2B marketing, survey sampling & design, experimental design, conjoint analysis, and discrete event simulation.

Brent holds a B.S. degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University (Ohio), as well as, an M.S. degree in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Charalambos A. Marangos, Ph.D. |

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. |

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.