The purpose of the ISE Advisory board is to provide input and support for the department. This includes advising faculty and the department chair about all of its programs, students, projects and centers and providing contributions to the department.
If you are interested in being on the ISE Advisory Board, please e-mail Amanda Fabrizio at amf208-at-lehigh-dot-edu.
During the early stages of his career after graduating in 1979, Mr. Krenz focused on applying computer simulation, planning, and optimization technology to traditional industrial production environments. In 1983 Mr. Krenz joined Lehigh University to develop and lead its Manufacturing Systems Engineering research initiatives. In early 1987, Mr. Krenz founded an independent industrial engineering firm (Technology Systems Corporation - TSC) that took on challenging business issue in the automotive, pharmaceutical, construction equipment, aerospace, consumer appliance, light metals, plastics, and industrial electronics sectors throughout North America, Europe and South America. Under Mr. Krenz’s leadership, TSC grew to over 200 engineers focusing on multi-year projects involving such issues as supply and value chain design, product portfolio planning and management, and advance product development process design. Mr. Krenz retired from active management of his firm in 2001 while staying on as vice chairman and member of the board of directors through 2004. One of the results of his seventeen years at TSC was his development of an advanced management methodology know as Market-Cash-Capacity-Speed or MCCS. Since retiring from TSC Mr. Krenz has helped launch a radio frequency identification (RFID) company, supported various company acquisition and divestiture efforts, is an active member of the board of directors and advisory boards of various companies, and remains active in new venture development projects.
Jen graduated with her Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Leadership in 2008. She is currently an Associate in PricewaterhouseCooper's Mergers & Acquisitions practice, where she focuses on improvement and assessment of Information Technology, back office, and supply chain processes. She also performs buy-side due diligence to help identify key pre-deal issues and post-deal opportunities. Jen joined the Board in Fall 2010 and looks forward to providing input on how students can best prepare themselves to enter today's job market.
Ray graduated with her Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering in 1983. He is President of Glemser Technologies, which is an IT consulting services firm with broad experience in all aspects of effectively automating business processes to ensure regulatory compliance, increase productivity and reduce operational costs for the Life Sciences industry (pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies).
Anthony is a partner at PHARMAnalysts, a company that he founded in 2007. PHARMAnalysts is a consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. In 2010, Anthony co-founded Lumad Medical Systems, an Electronic Medical Records software company, with three other Lehigh Alumni. Anthony has previously worked at marketRx, General Motors, and Accenture.
Richard Holtz is President of InfiniSys Inc., an Electronic Architecture and Consulting firm founded in 1989. The firm uses the Principal’s broad operations and senior management background, which included significant Multi-National client exposure, to create award-winning designs and continue to develop an award winning Team.
Richard has been instrumental in developing and implementing the concept of the NetworkedApartment™. The Post branded implementation known as PostSmart™ continues to be rolled out at all of their new properties. Roseland Properties has won national acclaim for its InfiniSys developed RoseLink™ offering. JPI, FirstWorthing, and Roseland are standardized in the use of the InfiniSys branded NetworkedApartment Gateway™. Richard has been repeatedly named to the top 25 list of most influential individuals in multi-family technology (the latest in 2011). Richard and his Team at InfiniSys have won 4 prestigious CEA Mark of Excellence awards for technology deployments over the past years. Richard and his Team have actively participated in the development of such standards as: BACNet, TIA-568/570, HERS (DOE), Canada 525 and other IEC/IEC standards relating to Home and Building Control/Infrastructure.
Richard is a Board member of Onepath Networks (Foxcom); and serves on the advisory boards of several entrepreneurial companies in North America. He and his Team are active in BICSI, CABA, CEA, CEDIA, NAA, NAHB, NMHC and SCTE. He is frequently invited to lecture and teach courses that center on the business opportunities afforded by Integrated Home Systems - Networks and has authored many articles on the subject.
He has both Industrial Engineering and MBA degrees from Lehigh. He is the immediate past President of Temple Beth-El in Ormond Beach, FL, and has been on their Executive Committee for the last 10 years. Additionally, Richard is a national board member of the URJ and is a Vice Chair of the URJ’s South District and MUM Lead for North Florida. Richard holds active membership in the URJ’s Technology, Communications, and Budget Committees. Richard is a recipient of the Paul Harris medal awarded by his local Rotary Club. Mr. Holtz spent 20 years as a Volunteer Fire Department Officer and was a nationally licensed paramedic and heart association instructor-trainer.
Kurt grew up in Pittsburgh Pa, and attended Lehigh from Sept 1967 till graduation June 1971 with his bachelors in Industrial Engineering. He joined the Navy as an Officer thru OCS. Served on Destroyers while in the Navy and had excellent training in management. Kurt completed tour of duty in August of 1974 and then attended the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, receiving my MBA in June of 1976. He later joined Rockwell International from 1976 thru 1979 working in finance at both the corporate headquarters and in a truck axle plant in Newark Ohio. In 1979, he joined the Kurt J. Lesker Company and became its President that year. The company grew from $4 million in sales and a regional market to over $70 million in sales with Global presents in North America, Europe and Asia. The Kurt J. Lesker Company grew from a regional distributor of High and Ultra High Vacuum Products to a global supplier with not only distribution, but also Engineering, Assembly and Machining.
Kurt joined the advisory board, because he believes that this is a critical time in the country for manufacturing. "In order for the USA to compete, we need leadership and institutions, like Lehigh, to teach students how to be a competitive manufacturer in a global economy."
Barry Levine graduated from Lehigh in 1981 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He was recruited by Arthur Andersen to work in their consulting division, where he worked until 1984. He worked with Andersen clients on using technology to improve communications between the shop floor and management. During that time, Barry joined a task force to explore personal computers as a new business area for Andersen. In 1984, Barry and two other senior people from Arthur Andersen formed Microcomputer Consulting Group, Inc (MCG). The company focuses on helping small/medium businesses by developing custom, personal computer software and utilizing small computers cost effectively throughout the firm across many industries. Although the technology has changed, the company’s focus has stayed the same to this day. Barry continues to be a principle in the New York City-based firm.
During the start of the Internet craze, MCG opened a web development firm in 1994 called Image 9, where Barry was President. During that time they successfully implemented early concepts of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and early techniques for doing online Business-to-Consumer catalog sales for firms such as Brookstone.
Today, Barry works with companies to implement MCG’s unique proactive outsourced technology service they branded a ‘Computer HMO’, which has become very popular among professional services companies all over the NY tri-state area.
During his time at Lehigh, Barry was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and played on the lacrosse team for 3 years.
Barry lives on Long Island with his wife Susan of 24 years and 3 children Max 21 (senior at Penn State), Jacob 17 and Brenna 15.
Scott earned his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the department. He is a retired consultant from Accenture.
Sunil (Sunny) A. Misser is the Chief Executive Officer of AccountAbility. Previously, Mr. Misser served as Chairman of AccountAbility, and led its Advisory Services arm. Prior to joining AccountAbility, Mr. Misser was Global Managing Partner of the Sustainability Advisory Business at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Before that, he was Global Strategy Leader for PwC's Assurance and Business Advisory Services -- the firm's accounting, risk management, and consulting operation. He also served as the New York Metro leader for the Governance, Risk and Compliance practice. During his career, Mr. Misser has been a strategic business advisor to CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies and multi-lateral organizations (MLOs).
Mr. Misser has extensive experience working with global clients, developing and implementing solutions in the areas of strategy, structure, process, people, and systems; improving the efficiency and effectiveness of global value chains; designing and implementing enterprise-wide performance improvement solutions; and managing complex business transformations. His clients have included: Abbott Laboratories, Merck, Pfizer, Nestle, Anheuser Busch, UBS, Citigroup, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, ConocoPhillips, Cinergy Duke, Saudi Aramco, Kodak, Seagram, Microsoft, Mobily, International Copper Association, National Institute of Standards and Technology, World Economic Forum, and The United Nations.
Previously, Mr. Misser worked in industry in operations and advanced manufacturing with Mars, Inc. and Honeywell. He holds an M.S. in Management from the MIT/Sloan School of Management with a concentration in International Business and Technology. He also has an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India. Mr. Misser served on the advisory board of E-Business at MIT/Sloan and the advisory board for Innovation and Corporate Responsibility at MIT/Sloan. In addition, he has served as an advisor on the strategy and consulting track at the MIT Sloan School of Management. During his career at PwC, Mr. Misser led a team that published the book: Corporate Responsibility – Strategy, Management and Value. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is often quoted in media such as Fortune, Financial Times, New York Times, New York Stock Exchange Quarterly, Forbes, Dow Jones Interactive, Global Finance and Internal Auditor's Magazine.
Deb earned her bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the department. She currently works for General Motors.
Steve received his Bachelor’s in ISE in 1973, and just recently retired from Armstrong Industries this past April. He was Executive Vice-President of AWI, and President and CEO of Armstrong Building Products and Asia-Pacific Operations. Steve was responsible for Armstrong's Ceiling business and all Asian businesses. As an advisory board member, he hopes to bring an understanding of opportunity to apply IE principles and tools to manufacturing.
George graduated with his Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering in 1981 and received his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1985. He is currently Executive Vice President at Full Circle Systems, an Enterprise Software/SaaS technology company focused on automating business processes to increase productivity and reduce costs for the Oil & Gas Industry. Previously, George held leadership positions at Honeywell, McCormack and Dodge, Micro Decsionware and Sybase with expertise in Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise System Integration, and Business Intelligence.