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
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Vice President

Linda Barita, Chair, WiM Ohio
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Kathy A. Gargasz
Superintendent, Euclid Consumables, The Lincoln Electric Company


Wessam Mekhael, P.E., Regional Office Manager, SME
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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.
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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
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Brett A. Neff, Vice President, New Business Development, R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.
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David K. Oshins, P.E., Manager of Engineering and Design, The Austin Company
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Erin Ryan, Northern Ohio Business Development Director, Intertek-PSI

Ex Officio

Venkataramanan "Ragu" Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Dean, Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University



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

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