The Hajim School Visiting Committee
(Braden Adcock '15 of MechE explains his team's project to Andrew Bosco of the Hajim School Visiting Committee at the school's Design Day poster session.)
The 34 members of the Hajim School Visiting Committee meet in fall and spring to hear what's new at the school, give their feedback, and then spread the news. As with the Dean's Advisory Committee, the Visiting Committee is a way to engage alumni. Members host events in their homes, for example, "helping to open doors for other alumni" to become involved, says Eric Brandt. They also interact with students through Skype events and other activities.
In addition to the input members provide on curriculum and other programs, the Visiting Committee plays in important role in building support from the Hajim community for fundraising activities. All of the Visiting Committee members are themselves members of the George Eastman Circle. For more information about the committee, contact Derek Swanson.
Current members are:
Edward Ackley ’53, ’64 (MS), retired, president, Filter Store Plus.
Andrew Bosco ’91, ’96 (MS), engineering executive, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.
Xiangdong Cao '91 (MS) '95 (PhD), CEO, Wuhan Hongtuo New Technology Co.
Peter Carellas ’83, ’89 (MS), president and CEO, Xcitex, Inc.
Pamela Crocker ’86, senior patent counsel, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Haley Davis '91, manager of databases, Invesco, Ltd.
Carol Duquette '85, '03 (MBA), vice president of design services/store maintenance, Wegmans Food Markets
Pandeli Durbetaki ’54 (MS), professor emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology.
David Fang '05, '06 (MS), '11 (PhD), program manager, Synapse
Cindy Feinberg’00, partner, Jacob Feinberg Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group LLC.
Dan Gallagher '84 (MBA), president and CEO, Soleo Communications Inc.
Donald Golini '86, founder, SANICA Ventures
Navneet Govil '93, deputy CFO, SoftBank
Luke Guerrero '05, executive vice president of technology, Brand Networks
Sharon Hoffman-Manning '79, global franchise supply chain director, Johnson and Johnson
David Horowitz '05, software engineer, 1010 Data
George Landberg ’61, ’64 (MS), retired president and CEO, Drexel Industries, Inc.
Joseph Marron ’81, ’83 (MS), ’96 (PhD), principal fellow, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.
Kevin Mille '07, technical support engineer IV, KLA-Tencor
Theodore Miller '62, '67 (MS), president, M4 Enterprises
G. Michael Morris, CEO, Apollo Optical Systems, Inc.
Faisal Nisar ’96, partner, Baker Capital.
Mark Palvino ’85, vice president sales, Ambrell Precision Induction Heating
Jeffrey Parker ’87, senior vice president--global sales, MKS Instruments.
Tom Parker '92, senior product manager, Levono
Richard Passmore ’89, senior director operations, Glenn Springs Holdings, Inc.
Michael Pavia ’87, co-founder and president, Sydor Instruments.
Richard Plympton ’87, ’99 (MBA), CEO, Optimax Systems.
Stanley Refermat ’67 (MS), ’80 (MBA), consulting engineer, Albin Engineering.
Richard Rice ’65, director, project development, MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
Yashvinder Sabharwal '92, president and CEO, NanoMedical Systems
Richard Schwartz ’63, ’66 (MS), retired optical engineer, Xerox.
Shai Shafrir '05 (MS) '07 (PhD), senior precision optics engineer, Harris
Mario Simpson ’99, systems engineer manager, SRA International.
Saurabh Pratap Singh '96, executive director of commodities, Morgan Stanley
Linda Ann Smith '89, founder, Peloton Diagnostics.
Sheryl Marie Smith, account general manager, Xerox Corp.
Alan Wertheimer ’68, ’74 (PhD), retired optical systems engineer, ITT.
Michele Weslander-Quaid '94, founder and president, Sunesis Nexus
(Below, Visiting Committee member G. Michael Morris talks with senior Changchen Chen of Optics at the Hajim School 2015 Design Day poster session.)