Board of Directors

The members of the Board of the Cleveland Engineering Society are leaders of the region’s foremost engineering and technology businesses and organizations.



Michael J. Schipper, P.E.

Deputy General Manager, Engineering & Project Management, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Vice President

Michael Heil, Ph.D., P.E.

President, M.L. Heil Consulting LLC


Kathy A. Gargasz

Production Team Lead, Flux and Process Chemical Departments, The Lincoln Electric Company


Wessam Mekhael, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer, SME



Linda Barita
Director of Strategic Alliances, MAGNET 

J. Brandon Davis
Vice President Operations & General Manager, The Austin Company 

John C. Ference, PE, CISSP, CCNA Security
Systems and Solutions Business, Government & Marine Group, Rockwell Automation

Bill Filion
Vice President, Hyland Software 

Joe Hocevar
Principal, Hocevar Engineering, LLC

Dan Kasper
Business Coach, The Biz Coach 
Kurtis L. Knapp, P.E.
Vice President, Heavy Industrial, The Great Lakes Construction Company 

Judith Kuclo
Comml Team Leader, The Huntington National Bank 
Paul C. Larsen, P.E.
Regional Vice President, SME 
Donald M. Majba, P.E.
Vice President and General Manager, Middough Inc. 
Brett A. Neff, P.E.
Vice President, New Business Development, R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.

Joseph Palko, CFP®
Financial Advisor, McDonald Partners LLC

Orlando Sellers
Director of Technology and Product Development, Swagelok, Inc.
Ralph Streza, Esq.
Critchfield, Critchfield, and Johnston, Ltd.

Ex Officio

Jeffrey L. Duerk, Ph.D.
Dean of Engineering, Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University


Anette Karlsson, Ph.D.
Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University 


Rickey J. Shyne, Ph.D.
Director –Facilities and Test Directorate, NASA Glenn Research Center

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