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.

Officers-Executive Committee


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

Vice President

John M. Alexander, Energy Sector and Project Director, Nexus Engineering Group, LLC



Daniel MacDonald, New Product Development Lab Supervisor, Swagelok


Wessam Mekhael, P.E., Regional Office Manager, SME

Immediate Past President

Michael Heil, Ph.D., P.E., President, M.L. Heil Consulting LLC
Kathy A. Gargasz
General Manager, Machine Division, The Lincoln Electric Company
Joe Hocevar, Principal, Hocevar Engineering, LLC
Dan Kasper, Business Coach, The Biz Coach
Lance Wilson, MSME, MBA

Ex Officio

Venkataramanan "Ragu" Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Dean, Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Designate: Sunniva Collins, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate and Online Program, CSE, CWRU
Joanne M. Belovic, Ph.D., Interim Dean & Professor, Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University 
Cynthia C. Calhoun, Deputy Director, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, NASA Glenn Research Center

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