Freshpet names Moreno ’08G VP of manufacturing

Mechanical engineering alum Ricardo Moreno ’08G was named vice president of manufacturing for Freshpet, a natural pet food producer, in December, according to a press release. He will oversee all of the company’s manufacturing operations including plants in Bethlehem, Penn., and Ennis, Texas.

Kortright ’89 named chief HR officer of Navy Federal

Industrial engineering alum Holly Kortright ’89 has been named chief human resources officer of Navy Federal Credit Union, according to a press release

Navy Federal is the world’s largest credit union and is open to the Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their families. 

Pivoting through the crowd: Q&A with TE alum Nick Yarnall

Ski and snowboard enthusiast Nicholas Yarnall ’20 M.Eng. started a business around a problem he was passionate about—optimizing ski lift traffic. But when COVID-19 caused the industry to pull back, this recent graduate of Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’sprogram took his crowd-management technology in a new direction, helping businesses reopen safely and operate efficiently during the pandemic. 

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Gomez ’91G ’93PhD on health security during COVID era

As CEO of pharmaceutical company SIGA Technologies, chemical engineering alum Phillip Gomez ’91G ’93 PhD is at the forefront of health security, an industry concerned with preventing major outbreaks of diseases like COVID or SARS. 

Rossin Connection Podcast: Alum Matt Bilsky

Matt Bilsky is a Lehigh alum and an entrepreneur. Growing up, he was constantly building and inventing things, and that creator mindset helped him not only design his own PhD program, but start two companies focused on solving those “wouldn’t it be nice if” situations. Here’s the story of how a K’NEX kid became a problem-solving CEO—and what startup life sounds like in the era of COVID-19.