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



John M. Alexander
Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Middough Inc.

Linda Barita
Director of Strategic Alliances, MAGNET

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

Joe Hocevar
Principal, Hocevar Engineering, LLC

Dan Kasper
Business Coach, The Biz Coach 

Judith Kuclo
Comml Team Leader, The Huntington National Bank 

Paul C. Larsen, P.E.
Regional Vice President, SME 

Brett A. Neff, P.E.
Vice President, New Business Development, R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.

David K. Oshins, P.E.
Manager of Engineering and Design, The Austin Company

Joseph Palko, CFP®
Financial Advisor, McDonald Partners LLC

Ralph Streza, Esq.

Ex Officio

Jeffrey L. Duerk, Ph.D.


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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