John T. Newlin (CE) learned the 2012
Handclasp Award from the Kiwanis Club of Terre Haute, Indiana, for
outstanding professional and civic service. He is chairman of
Newlin-Johnson Co. Inc., a real estate business.
John Cross (CE) was a finalist for the
Chicago CFO of the Year Award, recognizing financial leaders for
their contributions to a business or non-profit. He serves as vice
president of market development and finance for American Institute
of Steel Construction.
Nicholas M. Ryan (CE) is CEO and president of
Marquette Real Estate Investments in Naperville, Illinois. The
company has designed, developed, acquired, and operated more than
$2 billion worth of industrial properties.
Gregory C. Swinehart (CHE) has been named
national leaderof Deloitte Financial Advisory Services' new
analytics service area. Based in New York, he previously served as
national leader of the forensic service area.
Les Haman (EE) is manager for Matrix
Technologies Inc., a 2012 Control Engineering System Integrator of
the Year. He develops integration strategies and supervises the
deployment of visualization, control, and supervisory systems.
Ed Hemmersbach (ME) has been named vice
president of operations for Alcoa Global Packaging-North America.
He will supervise all manufacturing processes at operations in
Evansville, Indiana and Alcoa, ennessee.
Steven E. Pryor (CE) earned the American
Society of Civil Engineers' 2012 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize
for a paper that examined the experimental seismic response of a
full-scale six-story light-frame wood building. He is the
international director of Building Systems for Simpson Strong-Tie
Zac Chambers (ME) was a key speaker at the 2012
North America Engine Expo's Open Technology Forum in Novi,
Ashvin Lad (CHE) attended the Republican
National Convention as a member of the Illinois delegation.
Michael C. Moser (ME) and Joseph R.
Puthoff (ME) were recognized as two of the 2012 "Top 40
Under Forty" by Aviation Week & Space Technology, for being
pioneers in the industry. Moser is chief functional engineer of the
AE 3007 Engine for Rolls-Royce. Puthoff is chief project engineer
for the Trent 1000-Ten Engine.
David S. Fisher (ME) was the keynote speaker at
the Indiana Icon Society Appreciation Dinner at the Indiana State
Museum and Historic Sites. Fisher spoke on "The Imagined Technology
of Robots in the 'Star Wars' Movies."
Gregory M. Gotwald (CHE) was winner of the 2012
Indy's Best and Brightest Award in the law category, presented by
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. He is a partner with Plews
Shadley Racher & Braun LLP.
Fiona Haulter (CE) is program manager for
CBRE's global client services/global change management program,
based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tracey (Neal) Lockhart (ME) was a 2012 Indy's
Best and Brightest finalists in the manufacturing, retail, and
services category. She has had many roles with Rolls-Royce
Dedric A. Day (CHE) was a Health/Life Sciences
finalist for the 2012 Indy's Best and Brightest Award. He is a
process engineer for Eli Lilly and Company.
Lance W. Gassert (CE) has rejoined Terre
Haute's Garmong Construction Services as a project manager.
Nicholas B. Dunning (ME) has been promoted to
manager of division of restoration for Karins Engineering Group,
Inc.'s office in Sarasota, Florida.
Andrew Hubble (ME), a Peace Corps volunteer,
installed a Play Pump water filtration system to bring a reliable
source of fresh drinking water to his South African community.
Eric Liobis (CE/MA) was a member of the
American Institute of Steel Construction's IDEAS2 Awards Jury,
recognizing excellence and innovation in the use of structural
steel. He is a graduate student at the University of
Norman G. Wittenbrock (CHE), 96, died on
July 30 in Seattle. He worked for the United Nation's International
Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria and the U.S. government's Hanford
Nuclear Reservation in the state of Washington. Survivors include
three sons and three grandchildren.
James R. Brown (CE) died on September 5. He was
the former president of Brown Engineering Company in Phoenix,
Arizona. Survivors include his son, James (CE, 1970), two
daughters, six grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild.
Richard Driskell (ME), 90, died on May 18 in
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He was an engineer for Convair and
Humphrey Electronics in San Diego, and AVCO in Cincinnati. He is
survived by wife, Lucile, three sons, and two grandchildren.
Charles B. Butts (EE), 88, died on September 20
in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He retired as leader of the metrology
department of General Motors' Allison Gas Turbine. He is survived
by three children and six grandchildren.
Stephen Liddle (ME), 86, died on March 11 in
Englewood, Fla. He worked as a machine design engineer at RCA for
37 years, and was awarded several patents for his designs in the
music and video recording industry. Survivors include his wife,
Barbara; son, David (ME, 1972); one daughter; six grandchildren;
and eight greatgrandchildren.
Alfred M. Lawson (CE), 90, died on December
11, 2011 in Princeton, Indiana. He was superintendent of the Kings
Mine in Indianapolis and was a former president of the Indiana
Mining Institute. Later, he was president of Southwind Construction
and vice president of Koester's Construction. He is survived by his
wife, Lois; three sons, including Dennis (ChE, 1964) and Timothy
(CE, 1989); one daughter; eight grandchildren, including Wayne (ME,
1988); and three greatgrandchildren.
Richard G. Olson (EE), 89, died on September
22 in Dearborn, Michigan. He was was one of the first to land on
Utah Beach for World War II's D-Day. He worked for the Detroit
Edison Company for 41 years, serving as senior nuclear engineer. He
was also the control and kinetics manager for the Atomic Power
Development Association Inc. He is survived by his wife, Virginia;
two children; and three grandchildren.
Harold R. Payne (ME), 90, died on February 5
in Detroit. He was an engineer at Chrysler for 38 years. Survivors
include his wife, Dorothy; and four sons.
George R. McNeil (EE), 86, died on October 17
in Sun City, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, DeLee; two
daughters; and two grandchildren.
Claiborne Motsinger (CE), 85, died on
February 3 in Lakeside, Ohio. He worked at Cleveland Electric
Illuminating Company/ First Energy for 38 years. Survivors include
three sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, and one
Charles W. Foreman (EE), 89,
died on September 2 in Vienna, Virginia. He worked at Analytic
Services, Inc., until his retirement. Survivors include his son
Robert L. Kahl (ME), 88,
died on April 13 in Flushing, Michigan. He retired from General
Motors. Survivors include his wife, Avonne; two sons; two
daughters; 10 grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.
Herbert E. Smith (EE), 78, died on August 11 in
Bel Air, Maryland. He was a former vice president of the Siemens
Corporation. In retirement, he became the first construction
manager of Harford Habitat for Humanity. Survivors include his
wife, Katherine; three sons; and four grandchildren.
Thomas H. Rose (EE), 70, died on January 11 in
Denton, Texas. He was a highly regarded acoustical
consultant/engineer. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite, and
Robert W. Haddix (ME), 69, died on August 1 in
Lutz, Florida. He was a pioneer in designing co-generation power
plants and later formed his own consulting company. He is survived
by his wife, Gretchen; two sons; and one grandson.
David Grove (MA/PH), 68, died on February 18 in
Topeka, Kansas. He worked for AT&T/Bell Telephone Systems.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, and two sons.
Kenneth A. Kerchner (ME), died on July 17 in
Conroe, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and two sons.
Donald M. Graden (ME), 71, died on August 4 in
Portage,Indiana while working at U.S. Steel. He is survived by two
sons and five grandchildren.
Ronald A. Damm (ME), 59, died on April 21 in
Claremont, Illinois. He was a petroleum engineer for Texico Oil,
Marathon Oil, Rex Energy, and Team Energy, and was a consultant for
Pioneer Oil. He is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons; and one
Michael J. Cherbak (EE), 58, died on October 5
in Bloomington, Indiana. He was former president of Rose-Hulman's
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity chapter. He served as clinical engineer
for Indiana University Health until his retirement after working
for RCA and Harmon Motive. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; two
daughters; and two grandchildren.
Wesley Bolsen (EE) and Rebecca Johnson were
married on October 7 in Wheaton, Illinois. He is chief marketing
officer and vice president of Codexis in California.
Matthew M. LaCross (ME) and Rosie Mattingly
were married on August 18 in Lebanon, Indiana. He is an engineer at
Harman International Industries.
Zachary Sanders (ME) married Jillian Swan on
June 30 in Williamsburg, Indiana. Tyler Thornton (ME,
2012) was best man while Calvin Bueltel (CHE,
2010; EMGT, 2011) and Ryan Pattenaude (CE,
2008) were groomsmen. LaCross is an application engineer
at Cone Drive Operations, Inc., in Traverse City, Michigan, where
the couple lives.
Andrew Steward (BE) and Courtney Byrnes were
married on August 4 in the White Chapel at Rose-Hulman. He is
pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of
Notre Dame in conjunction with Trinity College-Dublin in
Kyle Beaty (CE) and Bailey Birt were married on
June 30 at the DePauw University Nature Park in Greencastle,
Indiana. He is employed at Exxon Mobil. The couple resides in
Andrew Kruth (SE/CS) and Johanna Moore
(AB) were married on July 21 in Rose-Hulman's White
Chapel, in a service officiated by Assistant Dean of Student
Affairs Erik Hayes. Andrew and Johanna are former resident
assistants. They now live in Austin, Texas, where he is a software
consultant for Avalon Consulting LLC and she attends the University
Kenton Hochstetler (ME) and Katherine Trusedell
were married on October 20 in Indianapolis. He is a product
engineer at Hydro-Gear. They live in the Indianapolis area.
Micah (EE) and Tiffany
(EE/MSEM) Trusty welcomed daughter Zoey on August 20.
Micah is general manager for the Indiana office of Outbound
Technologies. Tiffany is senior staff engineer for Motorola
Adnan Ayub (ME)and his wife Rida announce the
birth of their daughter Aleen on January 10. He works for Isotherm
in Arlington, Texas.