Steven Brown '10 named an 'emerging engineer' at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

MechE grad Steven Brown '10, a lead seismic analysis engineer at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, was recently recognized by the company as an "emerging engineer" during National Engineers Week (February 17–23, 2019).

Brown was credited for his technical expertise and adaptability, which have helped him successfully tackle projects in areas such as manufacturing, criticality safety, ceramic fuels, and structural engineering that go beyond the typical job description of someone in his role. 

Liz King '79 joins Quantum as chief revenue officer

Quantum Corp. has announced that Elizabeth (Liz) King '79 has joined the company as chief revenue officer. King, who studied mechanical engineering at Lehigh, brings more than 25 years of experience in global sales, with leadership positions spanning enterprise, public sector and telecom industries in over 30 countries. A veteran in the information technology market, she has held key executive leadership roles in sales, general management, product management, services, marketing, supply chain and operations on a global scale.

Chuck Flammer '89 Joins Bekum America

Chuck Flammer '89, a mechanical engineering alumnus, has joined Bekum America Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of blow molding machinery, as its business development manager. Prior to joining Bekum, Flammer served as vice president of sales for Kautex North America.

Hongping Zhao ’11 Ph.D., tenured faculty at Ohio State, making impacts

Dr. Hongping Zhao ’11 Ph.D. is now an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State University, following six years as an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Zhao joined OSU’s electrical and computer engineering department as a tenured faculty member in August 2017. Her research currently focuses on semiconductor materials science as well as making LED lights more efficient and less expensive.

Yarnold '03 '05G honored with Early Career Faculty Award for steel research, teaching

Civil engineering alum Dr. Matthew Yarnold '03 '05G has been honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction with the 2019 AISC Early Career Faculty Award, which is given to individuals who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research and teaching, and other contributions to the structural steel industry.

Yarnold is an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and an assistant research scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. 

Tech firm led by Amelio '79 named to 'Most Admired," "Most Ethical" lists

Fortune magazine has named Avnet among the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2019. This marks the 14th time the global technology solutions provider, led by Lehigh alum Bill Amelio '79, has been recognized by Fortune for its strong reputation. Based on a survey of executives, directors and analysts, Avnet ranks among the most admired companies in the category of “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment.”

Sandy Stelling ’91 leads 'gold standard' merger for Alaska Airlines

Airline industry veteran Sandy Stelling ’91 is being credited with leading the “gold standard” of airline mergers. Stelling, who studied mechanical engineering at Lehigh University and later worked on the team that designed the Boeing 777, is managing director of process engineering for Alaska Airlines, which acquired Virgin America in 2016 and completed the complex integration in April 2018.