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 Heil, Ph.D., P.E.
 President, M.L. Heil Consulting LLC

Vice President

Linda Barita

Director of Strategic Alliances, MAGNET


Kathy A. Gargasz
 Superintendent, Euclid Consumables, The Lincoln Electric Company


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

Immediate Past President

Michael J. Schipper, P.E.
 Deputy General Manager, Engineering & Project Management, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


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

Nicholas Doljac
Director of New Product Development, Swagelok Company

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 

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

Erin Ryan
Northern Ohio Business Development Director, Intertek-PSI

Ralph Streza, Esq.

Ex Officio

James D. McGuffin-Cawley


Anette Karlsson, Ph.D.
Dean, 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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