CEE Alumnus returns to Lehigh as Adjunct Professor

Dr. Stephen J. Ressler, ‘89G, ‘91 Ph.D., gives back to his alma mater in a unique and impactful way

Whenever Dr. Stephen J. Ressler starts a new class, he does two things.

"I make it a point to learn 100 percent of my students’ first names by the second lesson,” he says. "It's a very effective way of saying, ‘I care about you as an individual.'"

A cool, clean legacy

Lehigh professor inspires a legion of doctoral students to ‘do well by doing good’
Across more than three decades as a professor and leading researcher at Lehigh University, Professor Arup SenGupta has mentored a veritable army of young innovators in the development of solutions that holistically address the problem of groundwater contamination and create sustainable water technologies around the globe, both in developing and developed countries.

Lehigh alum invents sensor that gives heads-up on concussion

As an undergraduate majoring in global studies, Jessie Garcia ’12, ’13G had no clue she’d be leaving Lehigh with a master’s in technical entrepreneurship (TE) or that a concussion from playing on Lehigh’s women’s rugby team would give her the idea to start her own company – one that is now entirely run by Lehigh students and graduates.

The Transform Guys: Lehigh alum, partners reinvent companies

Wai San Loke ’89 is managing director of Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a “transformation team” that buys distressed technology companies and makes them profitable.
“We usually take control of these companies and try to reinvent them,” Loke recently told The Business Times in an interview. “We are hands-on investors and usually our transformation takes many years.”
Loke’s most recent success story is AEM Holdings, a technology company based in Singapore. He joined AEM in 2011 as the company’s chairman.

Pacicco '84 named senior vice president at MatrixCare

Steve Pacicco ‘84 was named senior vice president of corporate development at MatrixCare, a healthcare software company specializing in skilled nursing care services and senior living providers, earlier this year.
MatrixCare is the largest long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider in the country, with its software solutions used in more than 12,000 facility-based care settings.

Yesulaitis ’83 speaker at inaugural consulting summit

Joe Yesulaitis ‘83, CEO of Aavalar Consulting, was recently invited by the Lehigh Consulting Group (LCG) to speak at their first Lehigh Consulting Summit held in September 2017. LCG is a professional organization of Lehigh students interested in joining the consulting industry after graduation. IBM, PwC, Deloitte, EY, and other regional consulting groups were among the invited companies.

Burbank ’86 named to CryoLife board

Jeffrey H. Burbank '86, founder and chief executive officer of NxStage Medical, Inc. has been appointed to CryoLife, Inc.’s board of directors. His new position became effective September 29, 2017.
CryoLife is a leading company in manufacturing, processing and distributing implantable living tissues and medical devices. Their efforts are focused on cardiac and vascular surgery.

Kettler ’84 named CTO at Flex

Former Dell CTO to lead Flex expansion in designing and deploying innovative cloud solutions
Kevin Kettler ’84 joined Flex as the chief technology officer and senior vice president of its Cloud Business Unit, part of the company’s Communications and Enterprise Compute (CEC) business group.
Kettler earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and his master's and doctorate in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.