Bast ’79 ’83G named regional director of LPI in Chicago

Civil engineering alum William Bast ’79 ’83G, an accomplished professional civil engineer with more than three decades of structural engineering, forensics, and building envelope experience, has been hired by engineering consulting firm LPI to lead a new office in Chicago, according to a press release

Oring ’96 appointed manager of J4 Capital

Industrial and systems engineering alum David Oring ’96 has been appointed manager of J4 Capital, an investment adviser that has developed AI investing software to predict market behavior for liquid exchange-traded securities.

Meader ’84 lands Luminex CEO post

Mechanical engineering alum Scott Meader ’84 was recently named CEO of Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance, the holding company of international candle and fragrance brands PartyLite and Candle-lite, according to a press release.

Meader served as the CEO of Ronnoco Coffee from 2013 to 2017 and previously held executive positions with bakery ingredient manufacturer AB Mauri Fleischmann’s and food company Milnot Holding Corp.