We are pleased to welcome you to the Lehigh ISE Affinity Group! We launched this group in 2016 with a core group of alumni volunteers from our present and previous ISE Advisory Council. 

The key mission of our group is to promote the relationship and involvement of Lehigh Industrial and Systems Engineering alumni, students, and faculty through meaningful events and programs that help advance the professional careers of its members and the academic endeavors of the ISE Department and Lehigh. 

Our objectives are: 

• Networking for alumni
• Reconnecting to the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department 
• Growing support for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department 

Group members will be engaged through networking events, such as lecture luncheons, seminars, webinars, and workshops. We know how big of a role social media plays, so we make it our duty to update our FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter pages frequently. Please be sure to visit our Contact Us page to learn how to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Our website is a great resource to catch up on current events, our present faculty, students, the ISE Advisory Council, and current curriculum. We welcome your attendance and input in all our activities. 

Thank you for visiting our group page. If you’re an ISE alum and looking to become more involved in your home department and alma mater, please email ise@lehigh.edu! We look forward to hearing from you! 

Affinity Group Leadership Team

Ray Glemser ’83, 84G, 91 Ph.D.

Ray Glemser is CEO of Glemser Technologies, which provides innovative IT solutions and services for life science companies to improve product quality, comply with regulatory requirements and gain operational efficiencies. Dr. Glemser co-founded Glemser Technologies in 1987 and has over 25 years of experience developing and deploying software solutions to the life sciences industry in North America and Europe.

Dr. Glemser has extensive experience in regulatory and quality business processes and the deployment of enterprise software to comply with health authority regulations for life sciences clients including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical device and consumer healthcare companies. Dr. Glemser specializes in the development of effective approaches for the application of software to solve complex business challenges.

Dr. Glemser graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA with a Bachelor of Science degree major in Computing and Information Science and a minor in German, and as a college scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. In 1984, he received a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1991 both from Lehigh University. During his academic studies, Dr. Glemser developed advanced software techniques to solve complex engineering and manufacturing problems. His dissertation demonstrated the feasibility of applying computer software to solve complex mechanical design problems through the use of emerging three-dimensional graphical techniques to analyze variations in mechanical assembly models.

Ray Hoving ’69, 71G 

Ray graduated from Lehigh with a BS in Industrial Engineering in 1969 and a MS in Management Science in 1971. He is retired from a 40 year career in Information Technology leadership. His last assignment was as Senior Vice President — Talent Management Solutions for the Bernard Hodes Group, which is part of Omnicom, a $16B marketing and media giant.

Prior to joining Hodes in 2008, Ray was an independent IT management consultant for 10 years. He specialized in aligning IT with business strategy, applications and infrastructure management best practices, and IT project excellence. In addition, he provided educational services to clients in areas such as project management, IT leadership, and executive education.

He had over 25 years of IT management experience, mostly with Air Products and Chemicals Inc, a global Fortune 250 manufacturer. His assignments included heading applications development, emerging technologies, and IT infrastructure services for the corporation. He served as CIO for a multi-billion dollar division of the company.
He was President of the Society for Information Management. SIM is the leading professional association for CIO’s and other key IT leaders with over 4000 members worldwide.

Ray is currently an Executive on Grounds for the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He was an Adjunct Professor for the MBA programs of Temple and Lehigh Universities, and has taught in the Wharton, MIT, Babson, UCLA, and UVA Executive Education programs.

Anthony Hillman ’01 

Anthony Hillman, Vice President, has over 10 years of experience in a wide portfolio of projects in the areas of sales force size and structure, call planning and targeting, product forecasting, promotion response, incentive compensation, and market research. Anthony started his career in the pharmaceutical space with marketRx, and then started his own company before joining the MNG Direct team. Anthony has lead consulting projects for top 10 pharmaceutical companies in every major continent. Anthony has research experience in simulation modeling and resource optimization with General Motors; as well as extensive experience in the application of operations research methodologies for solving complex business problems. Anthony holds an MS in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.

Keith Krenz ‘79

During the early stages of his career after graduating in 1979, Mr. Krenz focused on applying computer simulation, planning, and optimization technology to traditional industrial production environments. In 1983 Mr. Krenz joined Lehigh University to develop and lead its Manufacturing Systems Engineering research initiatives. In early 1987, Mr. Krenz founded an independent industrial engineering firm (Technology Systems Corporation - TSC) that took on challenging business issues in the automotive, pharmaceutical, construction equipment, aerospace, consumer appliance, light metals, plastics, and industrial electronics sectors around the world. Under Mr. Krenz’s leadership, TSC grew to over 200 engineers focusing on multi-year projects involving such issues as supply and value chain design, product portfolio planning and management, and advance product development process design. Mr. Krenz retired from active management of his firm in 2004. One of the results of his seventeen years at TSC was his development of an advanced planning and management methodology know as Market-Cash-Capacity-Speed or MCCS. Since retiring from TSC Mr. Krenz has helped launch a radio frequency identification (RFID) company, supported various company acquisition and divestiture efforts, is an active member of the board of directors and advisory boards of various companies, supports new venture development projects, and is a founding partner in a business succession firm.