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


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


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


John M. Alexander, Energy Sector and Project Director, Nexus Engineering Group, LLC
Russell Critelli, P.E., PMP, Principal, OHM Advisors
Brian Foss, Mechanical Engineer, The Austin Company 
Kathy A. Gargasz
General Manager, Machine Division, The Lincoln Electric Company
Joe Hocevar, Principal, Hocevar Engineering, LLC
Dan Kasper, Business Coach, The Biz Coach
Sara Simpson, P.E., MBA, STS, The Austin Company
Surya Thapa, P.E., Geotechnical Department Manager, Intertek-PSI
Lance Wilson, MSME, MBA, Director of Engineering, Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding

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

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